John Amboian has been named president of John Nuveen Co., in charge of developing the Chicago company's mutual fund, defined portfolio and exchange-traded fund businesses. Amboian has been with Nuveen since 1995 as chief financial officer.

Joseph Kringdon has joined Putnam Investments of Boston as senior vice president and channel director of the broker/dealer division. He reports to William Connolly, managing director, national sales manager of Putnam Mutual Funds. Kringdon was previously a senior vice president of investments at Salomon Smith Barney.

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