Putnam Taps Two for Manager Positions

April 20, 2010 (PLANSPONSOR.com) – Putnam Investments has announced two portfolio manager appointments.

Effective immediately, Robert Brookby, currently the manager for Putnam Growth Opportunities Fund, will take on the additional responsibility of the Putnam New Opportunities Fund and Putnam Vista Fund.The firm also announced the appointment of Pam Gao to manage Putnam Small Cap Growth Fund.

Brookby, an industry veteran with over 10 years of experience, joined Putnam in 2008 from American Century Investments and has been portfolio manager of the Putnam Growth Opportunities Fund (POGAX). 

Gao, who joined Putnam in 2000, has been a portfolio manager in the Small-Cap Equity group.  She has over 11 years experience in the investment industry.