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Early Career Programs

Putnam's Early Career Programs offer a wealth of opportunities for motivated, talented, and creative individuals with a passion to learn and succeed in the investment management industry.

Program benefits:

  • Fast-paced, hands-on job responsibilities, working directly with Putnam professionals
  • Robust formal training programs to supplement your on-the-job experience
  • Accelerated opportunities for those who demonstrate the aptitude and passion for success

The programs are designed to attract, develop, and retain the best talent to meet current and future business needs. Recruiting and hiring timetables vary.

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Equity Associate

The Equity Associate is a junior analyst, conducting fundamental research in order to make buy and sell recommendations for stocks. A six-month training program focuses on building basic investing tools. Once training is complete and the Equity Associate demonstrates readiness, he/she will independently assume coverage of stocks within several subgroups of the market. Responsibilities include detailing the investment case through written research and engaging in dialogue with senior analysts and portfolio managers.

Investment Associate

Investment Associates are integral members of the fundamental credit research process, with a focus on investment-grade and high-yield corporates, municipals, or emerging markets. Primary responsibilities include supporting the Research Analyst, conducting company and industry analysis, and analyzing complex capital structures, including valuing securities and anticipating changes that will affect the values and prices of those securities.

Technical Associate

This role is appropriate for graduates with degrees in computer science, engineering, or management information systems. The Technology Associate starts as a member of a technology team, developing and enhancing applications and infrastructure at Putnam, in areas such as Investments, Sales and Marketing, Service, Corporate Systems, and Enterprise Services. The program includes eight weeks of formal training in technical, business, and professional skills.

Regional Associate, Client Engagement Center

The Client Engagement Center (CEC), serves as Home Office operations to all client interactions and engagement for Putnam Retail Management. The CEC is dedicated to delivering premier value-add content and services with a consultative approach to our advisors in the areas of investment, practice, and wealth management. This is an opportunity for a career path that may lead to many roles within various parts of our organization including internal consulting, external consulting, relationship management, business development/strategy, and product. The Regional Associate will become involved in many aspects of Putnam’s Client Engagement process. Associates will participate in an orientation program that focuses on industry, product, and Putnam’s distribution methodology. Each associate will be assigned a peer mentor as part of their initial onboarding and support throughout the program.

Investor Services Associate

The Investor Services Associate position offers a great opportunity to begin your career in the mutual fund industry. This fast-paced, challenging position offers a robust training program and ongoing support and resources to enable your success. Investor Services Associates engage with individual investors, broker/dealers, and financial advisors in our Client Solutions Center by providing exceptional service and information in response to mutual fund account inquiries. This program will provide financial products and services offered by Putnam Investments. Putting our clients first, we share the values of mutual respect, integrity, honesty, innovation, and improvement, as well as competitiveness, across the organization.

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