Putnam Goes Live with Barra's Models For Enterprise Risk

RISK MANAGEMENT

BOSTON--Putnam Investments has installed Barra's Total Risk for Asset Management enterprise-wide risk model to give the firm's risk management committee a better grasp of the risk exposure of all its portfolios. Currently there are perhaps two dozen users of the system, which went live in March. But by the end of the year, Putnam, which has $316 billion in assets under management, will have completed extending availability of the system to more than 100 portfolio managers, research analysts