Michael J. Lima, CFA


Michael J. Lima, CFA


Mr. Lima is an Analyst in the Corporate Credit Research group. In addition, he is a portfolio manager of Putnam's ultra-short and money market strategies. Mr. Lima is responsible for conducting fundamental analysis, developing insights on material sustainability issues, and assessing valuations of money market asset-backed issuers and investment-grade and high-yield issuers across a variety of industries. He analyzes each sector’s cash flow drivers and each issuer’s entire capital structure, ranging from bank loans and secured and unsecured bonds to convertible securities. Mr. Lima is also responsible for making buy/sell recommendations impacting multiple global strategies. He has been in the investment industry since he joined Putnam in 1997.

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Years in the industry: 24
Years at Putnam Investments: 24


  • Boston College, B.S., Economics