Putnam Investments has promoted Robert E. Alan to head of North American consultant relations and Keith E. Thomas to head of international consultant relations. The two will work with the consultants who advise institutional investors on investment strategy and the selection of managers.

"Institutional asset management is an increasingly important part of Putnam's business, and the promotions of highly experienced and respected professionals such as Rob Alan and Keith Thomas reflect our longstanding commitment not only to serving institutional investors globally but also to building strong relationships with the consultant community," said Joseph T. Phoenix, managing director and head of global institutional management at Putnam, to whom Alan and Thomas now report.

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