? Ram Subramaniam has been named managing director and head of products at TD Ameritrade. In his new position, Subramaniam will report to Peter Sidebottom, executive VP of products, marketing, and client experience and be responsible for all investment and financial products sold through the company's various channels. Subramaniam comes from Morgan Stanley, where he held a number of senior positions, most recently as head of banking, lending, and accounts in the Global Wealth Management Group ? Charles "Ed" Haldeman, Jr. has stepped down as chairman of Putnam Investment Management LLC, president of Putnam Funds, and member of the board of trustees of Putnam Funds, effective June 30. Robert L. Reynolds, currently president and CEO of Putnam Investments and a trustee of Putnam Funds, will replace him as president of Putnam Funds. The position of chairman will not be filled ? Lorin Reisner, a former federal prosecutor and current litigation partner at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, will join the Division of Enforcement of the Securities and Exchange Commission as deputy director this month ? Lori Richards, the director of the Securities and Exchange Commission's Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE), is leaving the agency. Richards has been director of OCIE since it was created in May 1995 by former SEC Chairman Arthur Levitt. OCIE Associate Director and Chief Counsel John Walsh will serve as Acting Director of OCIE when Richards steps down on August 7. ? NAVA, the Association for Insured Retirement Solutions, has hired John Little as its VP of Federal Affairs based in Washington. ? Hall Capital Partners LLC, an independent investment advisor overseeing approximately $18 billion in assets, announced the appointment of John Buoymaster as president. Four of the firm's managing directors--Eric E. Alt, co-director of research, and head of the absolute return group; Sarah Stein, co-director of research and head of the capital markets group; Richard Grand-Jean, director of business development; and Helane Morrison, general counsel and chief compliance officer--were named to the firm's executive committee
? Ernest Jordan has joined Symetra Financial as managing director of the company's 403(b) Group Distribution Channel. He will be responsible for the management and development of new retirement plans business with public school districts and other qualified tax-exempt 403(b) relationships, and help direct wealth management product distribution both through independent financial advisors and franchise producers affiliated with the Symetra Investment Services, Inc. broker/dealer ? Invest Financial Corporation announced that Lynn Niedermeier has decided to retire as president and CEO of the firm, positions she has held since 2001. Jim Livingston, president of the National Planning Holdings broker/dealer network, which includes Invest Financial, will assume Niedermeier's responsibilities on an interim basis.