Emily E. Shanks

Portfolio Manager

Emily E. Shanks


Ms. Shanks is a Portfolio Manager in the Fixed Income group, specializing in investment-grade strategies. She is a Portfolio Manager of Putnam's core, core plus, investment-grade credit, and ultra-short strategies. Ms. Shanks joined Putnam in 2012 and has been in the investment industry since 1999.

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Years in the industry: 22
Years at Putnam Investments: 9

  • Barclays Capital, Managing Director, High Yield Research Analyst, 2008–2012
  • Lehman Brothers, Vice President, High Yield Research Analyst, 2004–2008
  • Lehman Brothers, Associate, Liability Management Group (structured credit desk), 1999–2004


  • Williams College, B.A., Mathematics