Shep Perkins,CFA

Chief Investment Officer, Equities

Mr. Perkins is Chief Investment Officer, Equities, for Putnam Investments and a member of Putnam's Operating Committee. He is responsible for leading Putnam’s Equities group, including the portfolio management, research, and trading areas. In addition, Mr. Perkins is a portfolio manager of Putnam Global Equity Fund. Previously at Putnam, Mr. Perkins was Co-Head of Equities and provided strategic direction to portfolio managers and equity analysts. He joined Putnam in 2011 and has been in the investment industry since 1993.

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Global Equity Fund


Equity Outlook

Q1 2020

Analysis of global equity markets from the Co-Heads of U.S. and International Equities.

Blog posts

Italy may be conduit for EM contagion


If Italy's populist government increases government debt, prices of Italian bonds and banks could drop and trigger a larger crisis for the region and world.

Are international stocks truly cheap?


On the surface, U.S. stocks appear more expensive than international stocks, but a quantitative comparison reveals the impact of sector valuations.

Just how cheap are European equities?


Our analysis finds that industry group weightings play a significant role in valuation discrepancies between U.S. and European equities.