Putnam Incorporates Smart Phones with Shareholder Statements

Putnam Investments has enabled its shareholders to access its Web content by scanning a code on their quarterly statements with a smart phone.

The codes were introduced in conjunction with Putnam’s second quarter 2011 statements to shareholders whose advisers maintain their customer accounts on the Putnam record-keeping system.

When shareholders use their smart phone to scan the code on the front of their statements, it will automatically take them to key sections of Putnam’s Web site, including its “Manager Insights” section, where they can obtain access to commentary from Putnam’s investment professionals on economic and market topics that potentially could affect their mutual funds. 

The feature helps shareholders augment the information in their quarterly statements with content available at the Putnam Web site.