Putnam Investments today unveiled a trio of new hires in the defined contribution investment-only and DC advisor-sold channels.

Specifically, James Axford, formerly a senior vice president with Pioneer Investments, has been named Defined Contribution Consultant Relations Manager, and will work closely with advisors, consultants, and recordkeeping platforms nationally to support the sales of Putnam’s investment-only retirement business. Axford reports to Peter Whitman, Putnam Investments Head of Defined Contribution Investment Only.

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