Di Yao

Portfolio Manager, Analyst

Di Yao


Mr. Yao is the Portfolio Manager of Putnam's Global Technology strategies. In addition, he is an Analyst in Putnam's Equity Research group, focusing on the non-U.S. technology sector. Mr. Yao is responsible for conducting fundamental analysis, developing insights on material sustainability issues, assessing valuations of companies in the semiconductor and hardware industries, and making buy/sell recommendations. He has been in the investment industry since he joined Putnam in 2005.

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Years in the industry: 19
Years at Putnam Investments: 19


  • Columbia University, M.B.A.
  • University of Massachusetts, Boston, M.S., Computer Science
  • Fudan University, Shanghai, China, B.S., Biochemistry