Putnam Investments has hired Jane Mancini to be managing director and director of its insurance products business.

Ms. Mancini, 39, said in an interview Monday that she will end a two- year stint as president of Sun Life of Canada (U.S.) Distributors Inc. on Friday. She oversaw the distribution of Sun Life's products through about 200 banks.

Before joining Sun Life, Ms. Mancini had been with MFS for nearly 10 years, she said.

Ms. Mancini said Putman has a good insurance program and said that she looks forward to working with them. She begins at the Boston fund company on Monday.

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