Mark Pollard was named managing director and chief investment officer of European equities, a new position, at Putnam Investments. He will be Putnam's first portfolio manager for European equities to be based in London. Mr. Pollard was a founding partner at Jura Capital, London. He worked for Putnam between 1990 and 2000. Information on whether he would be replaced at Jura could not be learned by press time.