Fidelity Alum Lewis Joins Ex-Colleagues at Putnam

March 31, 2009 ( - Putnam Investments has named Benjamin H. Lewis as Managing Director of Defined Contribution Sales and Relationship Management.

A Putnam news release said Lewis will head all sales and relationship management within Putnam’s defined contribution retirement plan business. Lewis will be charged with overseeing sales to advisers, intermediaries, and retirement plan sponsors.

The 45-year-old Lewis joins the firm from Fidelity Investments, where he was senior vice president for Fidelity Employer Services Company. He is the latest in a string of Fidelity executives making the move to Putnam (see Fidelity Alum Train Continues Chugging Over to Putnam ).

Lewis will report to Putnam Managing Director and Head of Defined Contribution, Edmund F. Murphy III, who also joined Putnam earlier this year from Fidelity Investments, where he was executive vice president of distribution for Personal and Workplace Investing (see Putnam Names Fidelity Alum as New DC Business Leader ).