Michael J. Atkin, Portfolio Manager, December 13, 2012
How much might the fiscal cliff disrupt the economy? Improving trends in the U.S. private sector — from housing prices to consumer confidence — contrast with the possible negative effects on growth as the public sector moves toward fiscal consolidation.
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Michael J. Atkin, Portfolio Manager Mr. Atkin is a Portfolio Manager in the Global Fixed Income group. He is responsible for managing core global fixed income, emerging-market debt, fixed income global alpha, and global government strategies. In addition, he leads the 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. Mr. Atkin joined Putnam in 1997 and has been in the investment industry since 1988.