Putnam Investments Recognized by DALBAR for Superior Client Service for 31st Consecutive Year

BOSTON, December 10, 2020Putnam Investments announced today that it has been recognized by DALBAR for mutual fund service quality for the 31st consecutive year. The acknowledgement of Putnam’s work in this area includes being named a DALBAR Mutual Fund Service Award winner and recipient of DALBAR’s Total Client Experience Award.

“It is with a great sense of pride that Putnam accepts this important award from DALBAR for the quality of service that we provide to our clients every single day,” said Putnam President and Chief Executive Officer Robert L. Reynolds. “Along with delivering strong investment performance, we strive to bring our clients world-class service, driven by innovation, dedicated resources and a talented internal team that is second to none.”

For over three decades, DALBAR has conducted rigorous, systematic and yearlong testing of customer service based on industry benchmarks and has identified service providers that exceed industry standards. The DALBAR Service Awards are given annually by DALBAR, Inc., a leading financial services market research and consulting firm to elite service providers.

“Service is a critical component of the value proposition that we provide to our clients — and has been for decades,” said Putnam Chief of Operations Michael J. Woodall. “Our 31 consecutive awards in this area from DALBAR are a testament to the commitment and hard work of our services teams, who are continuously seeking to set the bar at the highest possible level.”

About DALBAR

DALBAR, Inc. is the financial community’s leading independent expert for evaluating, auditing and rating business practices, customer performance, product quality and service. Launched in 1976, DALBAR has earned a reputation for consistent and unbiased evaluations of investment companies, registered investment advisers, insurance companies, broker/dealers, retirement plan providers and financial professionals. DALBAR awards are recognized as marks of excellence in the financial community.

About Putnam Investments

Founded in 1937, Putnam Investments is a leading global money management firm with over 80 years of investment experience. At the end of November 2020, Putnam had $188 billion in assets under management. Putnam has offices in Boston, London, Frankfurt, Tokyo, Singapore and Sydney. For more information, visit putnam.com.

Putnam mutual funds are distributed by Putnam Retail Management.


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