Even as Putnam Investments reached a settlement with the SEC late last week, Money Management Executive reveals in this week’s issue that going back as far as the 1980s, Putnam had problems with front-running and personal trades by professional fund managers.

Also, look for a special report on the few stand-out ad campaigns of 2003 – in a year when financial service firms cut their ad spending a whopping 27%.

Finally: Readers speak. We heard you in the dozens of e-mails you sent us about the ongoing fund probe. Money Management Executive readers’ letters appear in a new "Letters to the Editor / Op-Ed" series starting today.

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