BOSTON, July 11, 2017 – Putnam Investments announced today that highly regarded consultant relations executive Anicia Mendez has joined the firm as Director, Consultant Relations, responsible for representing the company with institutional asset management consultants in the western United States. In this new role, Mendez will report to Jeffrey L. Gould, Head of Putnam Global Institutional Management, and be based in the Los Angeles area.
“The institutional marketplace is an important priority for Putnam Investments, and we are always seeking to enhance our support to this vital constituency,” said Gould. “Anicia has more than two decades of industry experience and an outstanding track record of helping consultants and their institutional clients identify meaningful investment strategies across asset classes to help achieve their unique objectives.”
Mendez joins Putnam from Janus Henderson, where she had a senior consultant relations role focused on business development, ensuring coverage at key firms, and providing leadership and mentoring to members of the team.
Prior, Mendez worked at Sage Advisory Services, an independent investment management firm, where she built new institutional relationships in the western U.S. and strengthened dialogue with the consultant community. Earlier, she led Dwight Asset Management Company’s efforts to cultivate relationships with pension fund consultants, plan sponsors, insurance companies and other institutional investors.
Mendez has also held positions at Roxbury Capital Management and Metropolitan West Asset Management. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California Los Angeles and an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.
About Putnam Global Institutional Management
Through offices in North America, Europe and Asia, Putnam manages nearly $90 billion in assets under management for institutional clients worldwide. Putnam offers more than 60 institutional strategies for clients including multi-asset absolute return and alternative fixed income and equity products. Putnam’s institutional clients include sovereign wealth funds, endowments and foundations, government pension funds, the defined benefit retirement plans of leading corporations and other large institutional investors.
About Putnam Investments
Founded in 1937, Putnam Investments is a global money management firm with 80 years of investment experience. At the end of May 2017, Putnam had $163 billion in assets under management. Putnam has offices in Boston, London, Frankfurt, Tokyo, Singapore and Sydney. For more information, visit putnam.com.