Putnam Investments LLC, the asset manager in its fifth year of a turnaround effort by Chief Executive Officer Robert L. Reynolds, introduced six new mutual funds, including two aimed at investors weary of stock swings.
Putnam Investments LLC, the Boston- based investment manager run by Robert Reynolds, eliminated 78 jobs, or 4.4 percent of its workforce, yesterday after clients pulled money from the company’s funds and assets shrank in 2011.
Great-West Lifeco Inc.’s C$1.75 billion ($1.72 billion) agreement to buy Irish Life Group Ltd. signals a return to growth for the Canadian insurance industry that has spent years since the financial crisis seeking to contain damage from plunging stock prices.
Deborah A. Cunningham , the manager of $261 billion at Federated Investors Inc. , was squeezed into the bathroom of her family’s recreational vehicle, trying to help save the $3.6 trillion money market industry.
Great-West Lifeco Inc., Canada’s second-largest insurer, agreed to buy Irish Life Group Ltd. for C$1.75 billion ($1.73 billion) from Ireland’s government as it seeks to expand European operations. Shares climbed the most in almost seven months.