BOSTON, November 30, 2016 — Putnam Investments today announced that Daniel Melley has joined the firm in a newly created senior position responsible for the firm's efforts serving institutional clients and investors in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Based in London, Melley will report directly to Jeffrey L. Gould, Head of Putnam Global Institutional Management.
"In the coming years, we expect to see an ongoing evolution of the institutional marketplace within Europe, the Middle East and Africa, presenting its own unique set of opportunities," said Gould. "As the region continues to seek an array of innovative strategies, leading investment thought leadership and an unyielding commitment to service, Putnam, under Dan's leadership, is well-positioned to be a partner of choice — providing tailored, long-term solutions."
In his new role, Melley will be responsible for overseeing institutional sales and consultant relations for Putnam in the EMEA region.
Melley joins Putnam from London-based Winton Capital, a $30 billion hedge fund, where he had served as Global Head of Consultant Relations since 2015. Prior, he spent 17 years at Mercer, where he worked in both the New York and London offices, holding a series of leadership positions. Melley began his career at Bessemer Trust in New York in 1996.
A CFA charterholder, Melley graduated cum laude from the University of Notre Dame in 1996, with a degree in finance.
About Putnam Global Institutional Management
Through offices in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia, Putnam currently has relationships with more than 100 institutional clients worldwide. Putnam offers more than 50 institutional strategies for clients including multi-asset absolute return and alternative fixed income and equity products. Putnam's clients include sovereign wealth funds, endowments and foundations, government pension funds, the defined benefit retirement plans of large corporations and other institutions.