James A. Fetch

Co-Head of Global Asset Allocation

James A. Fetch


Mr. Fetch is a Co-Head of Global Asset Allocation. In partnership with other GAA Co-Heads, he directs the overall strategy and positioning of Putnam's GAA products. He is accountable for GAA portfolio construction and risk management strategies. His work also contributes to Putnam's Capital Markets Outlook. Since 2008, Mr. Fetch has served as a portfolio manager. He is responsible for managing Putnam's GAA, multi-asset absolute return, and total return strategies. Mr. Fetch been in the investment industry since he first joined Putnam in 1994. After leaving to complete his M.B.A, he rejoined the firm in 2000.

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Years in the industry: 23
Years at Putnam Investments: 23


  • University of Chicago, Booth School of Business, M.B.A.
  • University of Notre Dame, B.S.