As part of Power Financial’s deal with Marsh & McLennan to acquire Putnam Investments, Power agreed to give a large portion of Putnam’s stocks to top executives and investment managers to give them an incentive to stay with the company, The Wall Street Journal reports. The hope is that will help stem the outflows that have dogged the company for the past five years.

“The plan will be a key retention factor over the next three years,” said Charles “Ed” Haldeman, Jr., chief executive officer of the firm.

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