BOSTON, October 19, 2017— Putnam Investments today announced that Oliver Grimson has joined the firm as Director of Investment Management for the Nordics and Benelux regions, responsible for leading the firm’s work with the institutional marketplace in the area. Grimson is based in London and reports directly to Daniel Melley, who oversees the firm’s broader efforts to serve institutional clients in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) for Putnam.
“In our continuing work to provide leading investment strategies to institutional clients across Europe, we are pleased to bring onboard a talented professional such as Oliver to drive the firm’s efforts in two very important regions,” said Melley. “Oliver’s in-depth knowledge and experience working in continental Northern Europe will even further enhance Putnam’s approach to building successful relationships in the marketplace based on close alignment with clients’ investment objectives.”
Grimson joins an EMEA team led by Melley, who joined Putnam in 2016 as part of the firm’s growing European presence. Melley reports directly to Jeffrey L. Gould, Head of Putnam Global Institutional Management.
Melley indicated that another noteworthy new hire by Putnam was the appointment of Katherine Collins as Head of Sustainable Investing earlier this year. Collins is spearheading the firm’s incorporation of advanced ESG thinking across investment platforms and will be exploring the development of new strategies for the marketplace.
About Oliver Grimson
Prior to joining Putnam, Grimson served as Client Relationship Manager, EMEA Institutional Sales, for Dimensional Fund Advisors in London from 2011 to 2017. In addition to managing client relationships and contributing to business development, Grimson also oversaw client service programs and trained personnel within the team. He began his career as an investment analyst for Xafinity Consulting in the United Kingdom.
Grimson holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Sheffield University and a Master of Finance degree with a specialization in International Wealth and Asset Management from the International University of Monaco.
About Putnam Institutional
Through offices in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia, Putnam currently has relationships with more than 100 institutional clients worldwide. Putnam offers more than 50 institutional strategies for clients including multi-asset absolute return and alternative fixed income and equity products. Putnam’s clients include sovereign wealth funds, endowments and foundations, government pension funds, the defined benefit retirement plans of large corporations and other institutions.
About Putnam Investments
Founded in 1937, Putnam Investments is a global money management firm with 80 years of investment experience. At the end of September 2017, Putnam had $168 billion in assets under management. Putnam has offices in Boston, London, Frankfurt, Tokyo, Singapore and Sydney. For more information, visit putnam.com.