Speaker Details


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

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Civeo: Turnaround in Housing Niche

Civeo (CVEO) builds, owns and operates housing for workers, particularly in the energy industry, in locations too remote for conventional housing, explains George Putnam, editor of The Turnaround L…

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Turnaround Talk

Recently, I was interviewed by Chuck Jaffe, a senior columnist for MarketWatch and host of “MoneyLife with Chuck Jaffe.”  I thought I might pass along some of the highlights, says turnaround s…

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Turnaround at Credit Suisse?

Credit Suisse ADR (CS), based in Zurich, Switzerland, was founded in 1856 and for over a century was a rock-solid if dull Swiss bank. Today, the company is a global wealth management and inves…

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Travel Turnarounds: Casinos and Cruises

When investors buy an index fund, the fund must buy each of the underlying stocks in the index, in proportion to their index weight. This drives up demand for these stocks, pushing up their pri…

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Global Turnarounds: Rolls-Royce and Volkswagon

Investors here in the United States usually have plenty of turnaround opportunities to invest in.  Yet change is everywhere, and the trends that affect American-based companies can affect compa…

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Bioverativ: Spin-Off Targets Hemophilia

Bioverativ (BIVV), spun off from biotech giant Biogen (BIIB) in February, focuses on treating hemophilia, a relatively rare genetic disorder that prevents blood from clotting, notes George Putnam, …

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Socially-Reponsible Turnarounds

Intangibles that go beyond traditional financial measures, such as how companies protect the environment, promote fair treatment of people and practice good corporate governance are becoming mainstr…

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Turnaround Expert's "Lazy Dogs"

We created our own version of the Dogs of the Dow: we selected the seven stocks that have completely missed the rally over the past three years.  If these lazy dogs get off the porch, they cou…