Although many analysts previously believed that Putnam Investments might be a tough sell for Marsh & McLennan, some analysts now believe it might fetch an attractive price, The Wall Street Journal reports.

The previous skepticism was fueled by the market-timing scandal Putnam got embroiled in and its subsequent steady loss of assets. In 2002, Putnam had $251 billion under management, and today, that’s $187 billion. For the past four years, the firm has lost assets every month; that didn’t end until this past October.

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