Putnam celebrates over 75 years of managing money for individual and institutional investors.

Driven by innovative thinking, Putnam has practiced an active, risk-conscious approach to investing since the launch of The George Putnam Balanced Fund in 1937. Today, Putnam provides investment services across a range of equity, fixed income, absolute return, and alternative strategies. A global asset manager and retirement plan provider, Putnam distributes its services largely through intermediaries via offices and strategic alliances in North America, Europe, and Asia.

Putnam at-a-glance

  • Over 75 years of investment experience
  • $153 billion in assets under management*
  • Over 80 mutual funds and 50 institutional strategies across a range of asset classes and investment styles
  • 205 investment professionals
  • Offices in Boston, London, Frankfurt, Tokyo, Sydney, Singapore, and Beijing

*At the end of March 2014, Putnam Investments had $153 billion in assets under
 management. Mutual fund assets were $81 billion. Institutional assets were $72 billion. 
(Total assets do not reflect pending activity for client decisions communicated to Putnam as of March 31, 2014.)

Inspired by balance since 1937.

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  • Investment Firm with 75 years of managing money for individual and institutional investors
  • 1954 - The George Putnam Fund of Boston reaches its first $100 million in assets under management
  • 1969 - Putnam Voyager Fund launched
  • 1983 - Putnam establishes offices in London and Tokyo
  • 1998 - Putnam partners with Nissay Asset management
  • 2009 - Robert L. Reynolds becomes the first financial services CEO on Twitter
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  • 1937
  • 1954
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  • 2007
  • 2009
  • 2012
  • 1837 - Putnam Investments is founded by George Putnam
  • 1961 - George Putnam Jr. named President and CEO
  • 1972 - Putnam holds press event featuring Alan Greenspan
  • 1990 - Putnam begins a 24-year winning streak with its first DALBAR award for service excellence
  • 2007 - Power Financial Corporation acquires Putnam Investments