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Rising interest rates to test REIT strength even as investors seek diversification
Attractive yields aside, real estate investments wrapped in a mutual fund are not bonds.
Great-West Financial renames new retirement plan business Empower
New name is latest step in integration of Putnam Investments' retirement business and the acquisition of J.P. Morgan's Retirement Plan Services.
Is the Fed fighting the last war?
To avoid policy missteps like those of the 1970s, the Fed will need to accurately interpret the factors influencing today's labor participation rate, according to this sponsored blog post from Putnam Investments.
Putnam promotes Sipple — but won't replace exiting Carney
Scott C. Sipple has been named head of Investment Product Management and Development at Putnam Investments.The Boston-based mutual fund company said that the head marketing and product position held by Jeffrey R. Carney, who is leaving to run the retail branch network of The Charles Schwab Co., is
Schwab nabs Putnam's Carney as branch network boss
Jeffrey Carney, a senior managing director of marketing at Putnam Investments, will be taking over as head the branch network for the Charles Schwab Corp.Mr. Carney will start at the end of the month and will report to Andrew Gill, co-head of Schwab Investor Services, Schwab spokesman Michael
Evolving municipal bond market makes compelling case for active management
The classic strategic reasons to own municipal bonds still hold true: They generally have low correlations to other asset classes and offer a meaningful tax advantage to investors - features that are unlikely to change in the near term.
Putnam stocks up on retail-mutual-fund wholesalers
Has hired six new external wholesalers, bringing its roster to 54, and it expects to have 60 by the end of the year.
Putnam looks to get mileage out of money market hybrid
New offering combines features of money funds and short-duration bond funds; moving away from stable NAV
Reynolds wants lifetime-income products policed
Bob Reynolds, chief executive of Putnam Investments, last week called for the establishment of a regulatory body to approve lifetime-income products
Putnam's go-anywhere fund offers plenty of latitude
Putnam Investments launched a new Go-Anywhere mutual fund today. The Putnam Dynamic Risk Allocation Fund is designed to pursue consistent total returns in volatile investment markets by investing in a wide range of markets and asset classes. "We see it as core portfolio holding," said portfolio
Putnam CEO calls for new regulator to oversee lifetime-income products
Putnam Investments ceo Bob Reynolds today called for the establishment of a regulatory body to approve lifetime-income products.
Putnam to kick off NFL season with Patriots partnership
Now that the National Football League's lockout is history, Putnam Investments has teamed up with the New England Patriots in a new marketing arrangement.
Alternatives absent from company retirement plans
Making the case for alternative investments in a long-term, properly allocated portfolio is easy
Putnam's fund evaluation tool 'a bold statement'
Putnam Investments has launched an online tool that enables its financial adviser clients to evaluate more than 10,000 mutual funds using up to 60 different criteria. Next month, advisers also will be able to compare up to 1,100 exchange-traded funds using the Fund-Visualizer tool
Shorting surge points to end of commodities boom
Investors are shorting commodities, a sign that the sector's rally may soon be over.