Putnam Investments Taps Melley To Lead Institutional Efforts In EMEA

Dec 1 2016 | 8:40pm ET

Putnam Investments announced yesterday that former Winston Capital executive Daniel Melley has joined the firm as head of the firm’s institutional business in EMEA.

In his new role, Melley will be responsible for managing Putnam’s distribution, strategy and client development in the region, according to the company. The position is new and reports to Putnam head of global institutional management Jeff Gould. 

Melley joins Putnam from London-based hedge fund manager Winton Capital, where he had served as Global Head of Consultant Relations since 2015. Beforehand, he held a series of leadership positions during a 17-year stint at Mercer. Melley began his career at Bessemer Trust in New York in 1996 and is a CFA charterholder. 

“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 in a statement. “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.”

Boston-based Putnam Global Institutional Management is a unit of global asset manager Putnam Investments and offers multi-asset, absolute return and alternative fixed income and equity products. The division’s clients include sovereign wealth funds, endowments and foundations, pension funds, retirement plans and other institutions. Putnam Investments as a whole was founded in 1937 and managed $151 billion in assets as of October 2016. 

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