Lewis Joins Former Fidelity Colleagues at Putnam

Putnam Investments named Benjamin 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.

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 “More Fidelity Execs Land at Putnam).

Lewis will report to Putnam managing director and head of Defined Contribution, Edmund Murphy, 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 DC Business Leader).