Michael J. Atkin

Head of Macro and Sovereign Credit

Mr. Atkin is a Portfolio Manager in the Global Fixed Income group. He is a Portfolio Manager of Putnam Diversified Income Trust, Putnam Global Income Trust, Putnam Master Intermediate Income Trust, and Putnam Premier Income Trust. In addition, Mr. Atkin leads macroeconomic discussions as part of the Portfolio Construction group and manages a team of analysts who evaluate government securities in G7 countries and emerging markets. He joined Putnam in 1997 and has been in the investment industry since 1988.

Products managed

Fact sheet Annual Semi annual
Diversified Income Trust
5-year Morningstar RatingTM among 284 funds in the Nontraditional Bond category.
Global Income Trust
Overall Morningstar RatingTM among 187 funds in the World Bond category.
10-year Morningstar RatingTM among 119 funds in the World Bond category.
5-year Morningstar RatingTM among 173 funds in the World Bond category.

Closed End Funds

Master Intermediate Income Trust
Premier Income Trust

Blog posts

China's economy braces for fallout from coronavirus

1/29/2020

There will be some temporary disruption to economic activity in China and elsewhere from the coronavirus outbreak.


How the Japan election may influence global interest rates

10/11/2017

The Japan election could have consequences for the future leadership of the Bank of Japan and the country's impact on global interest rate trends.


Why Brazil's crisis creates new concerns

5/26/2017

The revelations of May 17 may pose a threat to President Temer's administration, and therefore a threat to Brazil's short- and medium-term economic outlook.