About

George Putnam has edited The Turnaround Letter since its founding in 1986. He specializes in spotting undervalued opportunities in troubled companies, bankruptcies, and turnaround situations. Prior to starting The Turnaround Letter, Mr. Putnam practiced corporate, securities, and bankruptcy law with a large, national law firm. He first became interested in troubled companies when he worked on the bankruptcy of the Reading Railroad in the late 1970s. A nationally recognized expert in turnaround and bankruptcy investing, Mr. Putnam is frequently quoted in business publications such as Barron's, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and USA Today. He has appeared on a number of television networks including CNBC, CNNfn, Bloomberg, and PBS. Mr. Putnam holds a JD from Harvard Law School and a Master's from Harvard Business School.

Content from George Putnam

Bioverativ: Spin-Off Targets Hemophilia
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Bioverativ (BIVV), spun off from biotech giant Biogen (BIIB) in February, focuses on treating hemophilia, a relatively…

Tickers: BIVV
Socially-Reponsible Turnarounds
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Intangibles that go beyond traditional financial measures, such as how companies protect the environment, promote fair …

Tickers: VFC | WFM
Turnaround Expert's "Lazy Dogs"
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We created our own version of the Dogs of the Dow: we selected the seven stocks that have completely missed the rally …

Tickers: AXP | CVX | XOM | IBM
Top Picks 2017: Crocs
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Our Top Pick for 2017 for speculative investors is this maker of iconic casual footwear that reached fad status about …

Tickers: CROX
Top Picks 2017: Oaktree Capital Group
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Our Top Pick for 2017 for conservative or income-oriented investors is an investment management firm that focuses on a…

Tickers: OAK
Washington Prime: High Yield Turnaround?
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This recommended REIT carries some execution risk, but we like its very attractive valuation and aggressive new manage…

Tickers: WPG
A Trio of Year-End Bounce Candidates
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It’s that time of the year again -– bargain hunting season — with unusual short-term opportunities a…

Tickers: EQR | PBI | TRIP
Activists: Turnaround Trio
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Three traits generally attract activists: low valuation, sub-par margins and under-utilized assets, explains George Pu…

Tickers: DD | HMHC | PRGO