Putnam Allstate Advisor

Putnam International Value Subaccount

The subaccount seeks capital growth. Current income is a secondary objective.

Fund description

The subaccount applies Putnam's value-oriented strategy of seeking undervalued stocks outside the United States. By buying mostly dividend paying stocks with relatively low valuations, the fund pursues capital growth and, secondarily, current income. The fund is positioned to benefit from the spread of corporate strategies focusing on shareholder value outside the United States.

Sales story

Benefiting from undervalued international companies experiencing positive change International companies: The fund invests in international large and midsize companies to benefit from business opportunities outside the United States.A value strategy: The fund focuses on companies whose stocks are priced below their long-term potential, and where there may be a catalyst for positive change.Building competitive portfolios: The portfolio manager uses fundamental research as the cornerstone of the investment process. This research is supported by quantitative tools and macroeconomic analysis.

Management team

Daily pricing as of 04/18/19

with optional enhanced death benefits
Unit Value $14.840153 $14.396842
Unit Value Change -- --

Lipper ranking ‡ as of 03/31/19

Category: International Large-Cap Value

  Percentile ranking Rank/Funds in category
10 yrs. 67% 6/8
1 yr. 76% 9/11
3 yrs. 76% 9/11
5 yrs. 59% 7/11

International investing involves certain risks, such as currency fluctuations, economic instability, and political developments. Variable annuities are long-term investments designed for retirement purposes. Withdrawals prior to age 59 1/2 may be subject to a 10% IRS penalty.Although value investing targets stocks believed to be priced too low, there is no guarantee they will appreciate.

‡ Lipper is an industry research firm whose rankings are based on total return performance, vary over time, and do not reflect the effects of sales charges. Past performance is not indicative of future results.

Quick facts as of 03/31/19

Fiscal Year End December
Asset Class Putnam Allstate Advisor
Subaccount Status Open to new investors
Number of issues 80
Turnover (fiscal year end) 17%
Net Assets $69M
Inception Date 01/02/97

Performance

Performance as of 03/31/19

Annualized Performance Last Quarter Year
to Date
1 yr. 3 yrs. 5 yrs. 10 yrs. Life of
subaccount
Restated performance
Unit Value 7.55% 7.55% -10.97% 3.38% -1.25% 6.24% 3.34%
Standardized -1.72% -1.72% -18.95% -1.16% -5.26% 4.24% 0.92%
With optional enhanced death benefit
Unit Value 7.51% 7.51% -11.11% 3.22% -1.40% 6.08% 3.19%
Standardized -1.76% -1.76% -19.07% -1.31% -5.42% 4.07% 0.71%
Actual performance
Unit Value 7.55% 7.55% -10.97% 3.38% -1.25% 6.24% 1.83%
Standardized -1.72% -1.72% -18.95% -1.16% -5.26% 4.24% -1.58%
With optional enhanced death benefit
Unit Value 7.51% 7.51% -11.11% 3.22% -1.40% 6.08% 1.68%
Standardized -1.76% -1.76% -19.07% -1.31% -5.42% 4.07% -1.80%

Annual Performance at NAV

2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
24.61% 5.79% -14.86% 20.18% 20.69% -10.62% -3.23% -0.15% 23.14% -18.65%
With optional enhanced death benefit
24.42% 5.62% -14.99% 20.00% 20.50% -10.76% -3.37% -0.31% 22.96% -18.77%

Restated performance

Monthly as of 03/31/19

Unit Value -0.52%
Standardized -9.23%

YTD as of 04/18/19

Unit Value 11.19%
Standardized 1.66%

With optional enhanced death benefit

Monthly as of 03/31/19

Unit Value -0.54%
Standardized -9.24%

YTD as of 04/18/19

Unit Value 11.14%
Standardized 1.62%

Unit values and performance information shown apply to the specific annuity product listed, not the underlying Putnam Variable Trust fund. This information should not be used by investors who hold an interest in Putnam Variable Trust funds through a different annuity or other variable product. The unit values and performance of other variable products that offer Putnam Variable Trust funds may be higher or lower due to product charges and expenses or other factors.

Data is historical. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. More recent returns may be less or more than those shown. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate, and you may have a gain or a loss when you sell your units.

Returns shown for the subaccounts for periods before their inception are derived from the historical performance of the underlying fund, adjusted to reflect the mortality, expense risk, and surrender charges applicable to this product and do not factor in the annual $30 contract maintenance fee. Additional riders and options for insurance-related charges will increase expenses and lower returns. Please see the prospectus for details. For a portion of the period, subaccounts may have limited expenses, without which returns would have been lower.

Variable annuities are long-term investments designed for retirement purposes. Putnam Capital Manager products are flexible-premium variable annuities held by Talcott Resolution Life, Inc., Simsbury, CT.

Putnam Allstate variable annuities are flexible-premium deferred variable annuities issued by Allstate Life Insurance Company (Allstate Life); underwritten by Allstate Distributors, L.L.C., both of Northbrook, IL; and sold through registered representatives or bank employees who are licensed insurance agents. Please check for availability in your specific state.

These policies have limitations and are sold by prospectus only. The prospectus contains details on the variable annuity, the subaccounts, contract features, fees, expenses, and other pertinent information.

Investors should carefully consider the investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses of a fund before investing. For a prospectus containing this and other information for any variable annuity or variable life product that invests in Putnam Variable Trust funds, contact your financial advisor for a contract prospectus and prospectus for the underlying funds. You may also call Talcott Resolution at 1-800-521-0538 or Allstate at 1-800-390-1277. Read the prospectuses carefully before investing.

For the most recent month-end performance, please call Talcott Resolution at 1-800-521-0538 or Allstate at 1-800-390-1277.

International investing involves certain risks, such as currency fluctuations, economic instability, and political developments. Variable annuities are long-term investments designed for retirement purposes. Withdrawals prior to age 59 1/2 may be subject to a 10% IRS penalty.

Although value investing targets stocks believed to be priced too low, there is no guarantee they will appreciate.

Lipper is an industry research firm whose rankings are based on total return performance, vary over time, and do not reflect the effects of sales charges. Past performance is not indicative of future results.

Risk Characteristics as of 03/31/19

Alpha (%) -1.61
Beta 0.89
R Squared 0.90
Standard Deviation (3 yrs.) 10.37

Holdings

Top 10 holdings as of 03/31/19

Royal Dutch Shell 4.12%
Ing Groep Nv 3.50%
Sanofi 3.03%
Novartis Ag 2.80%
Vinci 2.75%
Aia Group 2.47%
Astrazeneca 2.43%
Mitsubishi Corp 2.39%
Suncor Energy 2.28%
Rio Tinto 2.25%
Top 10 holdings, total: 28.02%

Full Portfolio Holdings as of 12/31/18

ING GROEP NV-CVA 3.28%
SANOFI 3.13%
NOVARTIS AG-REG 2.61%
ROYAL DUTCH SHELL PLC-A SHS 2.58%
MITSUBISHI CORP 2.46%
VINCI SA 2.45%
ASTRAZENECA PLC 2.39%
AIA GROUP LTD 2.14%
AUST AND NZ BANKING GROUP 2.10%
SUNCOR ENERGY INC 2.07%
SIEMENS AG 2.05%
PRUDENTIAL PLC 2.02%
RIO TINTO PLC 1.93%
SUMITOMO MITSUI FINANCIAL GR 1.86%
NIPPON TELEGRAPH & TELEPHONE 1.79%
AXA SA 1.70%
VODAFONE GROUP PLC 1.68%
HOYA CORP 1.66%
CHUBB LTD 1.63%
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO LTD 1.57%
SOCIETE GENERALE SA 1.56%
TOTAL SA 1.51%
KERRY GROUP PLC-A 1.50%
ROYAL DUTCH SHELL PLC-B SHS 1.49%
VEOLIA ENVIRONNEMENT 1.43%
JAPAN AIRLINES CO LTD 1.42%
KONINKLIJKE AHOLD DELHAIZE N 1.35%
UNILEVER NV-CVA 1.34%
ALLIANZ SE-REG 1.27%
ITOCHU CORP 1.26%
BAE SYSTEMS PLC 1.24%
EURAZEO SE 1.16%
IMPERIAL BRANDS PLC 1.11%
FERGUSON PLC 1.09%
MITSUI FUDOSAN CO LTD 1.09%
ORIX CORP 1.09%
SANWA HOLDINGS CORP 1.09%
SSE PLC 1.04%
SEVEN & I HOLDINGS CO LTD 1.02%
QUILTER PLC 1.01%
CHALLENGER LTD 0.99%
BAYER AG-REG 0.97%
FORTUM OYJ 0.96%
TELE2 AB-B SHS 0.96%
GLENCORE PLC 0.94%
BCE INC 0.93%
SKANDINAVISKA ENSKILDA BAN-A 0.93%
MIZUHO FINANCIAL GROUP INC 0.92%
DNB NOR ASA 0.91%
QBE INSURANCE GROUP LTD 0.91%
MAGNA INTERNATIONAL INC 0.88%
DALATA HOTEL GROUP PLC 0.84%
SCREEN HOLDINGS CO LTD 0.84%
CRH PLC 0.83%
DBS GROUP HOLDINGS LTD 0.82%
AENA SME SA 0.79%
NATIXIS 0.77%
ASHTEAD GROUP PLC 0.75%
HENKEL AG & CO KGAA VORZUG 0.74%
COMPAGNIE DE SAINT-GOBAIN 0.73%
UBS GROUP AG-REG 0.72%
NSK LTD 0.69%
PANASONIC CORP 0.69%
SIG COMBIBLOC GROUP 0.67%
YAMAHA MOTOR CO LTD 0.67%
BANK OF IRELAND GROUP PLC 0.65%
SHISEIDO CO LTD 0.63%
ENCANA CORP 0.61%
KDDI CORP 0.61%
LAFARGEHOLCIM LTD-REG 0.61%
TELECOM ITALIA-RSP 0.56%
KION GROUP AG 0.55%
CREDIT SUISSE GROUP AG-REG 0.54%
TELSTRA CORP LTD 0.52%
NISSAN MOTOR CO LTD 0.50%
CAIXABANK SA 0.48%
KYOCERA CORP 0.48%
NINTENDO CO LTD 0.48%
SINO-AMERICAN SILICON PRODUC 0.47%
BORAL LTD 0.41%
LLOYDS BANKING GROUP PLC 0.39%
SCOR SE 0.12%
VICINITY CENTRES 0.10%
EUR/USD 03/20/2019 HSBCB 0.05%
CHF/USD 03/20/2019 JPMCB 0.04%
GBP/USD 03/20/2019 JPMCB 0.04%
AUD/USD 01/16/2019 SSBT 0.01%
DKK/USD 03/20/2019 CITI 0.01%
SEK/USD 03/20/2019 SSBT 0.01%
AUD/USD 01/16/2019 BANKAM 0.00%
AUD/USD 01/16/2019 BCAP-FX 0.00%
CAD/USD 01/16/2019 BANKAM 0.00%
CAD/USD 01/16/2019 BCAP-FX 0.00%
CAD/USD 01/16/2019 CITI 0.00%
CAD/USD 01/16/2019 GSFX 0.00%
CAD/USD 01/16/2019 SSBT 0.00%
CAD/USD 01/16/2019 UBS 0.00%
CNH/USD 02/20/2019 GSFX 0.00%
EUR/USD 03/20/2019 BANKAM 0.00%
EUR/USD 03/20/2019 GSFX 0.00%
EUR/USD 03/20/2019 JPMCB 0.00%
GBP/USD 03/20/2019 BCAP-FX 0.00%
HKD/USD 02/20/2019 BANKAM 0.00%
HKD/USD 02/20/2019 BCAP-FX 0.00%
ILS/USD 01/16/2019 SSBT 0.00%
JPY/USD 02/20/2019 CITI 0.00%
JPY/USD 02/20/2019 GSFX 0.00%
JPY/USD 02/20/2019 JPMCB 0.00%
JPY/USD 02/20/2019 SSBT 0.00%
NOK/USD 03/20/2019 JPMCB 0.00%
NZD/USD 01/16/2019 JPMCB 0.00%
SGD/USD 02/20/2019 JPMCB 0.00%
TWD/USD 02/20/2019 GSFX 0.00%
KRW/USD 02/20/2019 JPMCB -0.01%
SEK/USD 03/20/2019 JPMCB -0.01%
CHF/USD 03/20/2019 BCAP-FX -0.04%
EUR/USD 03/20/2019 CITI -0.06%

Prior top 10 holdings

Top 10 holdings as of 03/31/19
1: Royal Dutch Shell 4.12%
2: Ing Groep Nv 3.50%
3: Sanofi 3.03%
4: Novartis Ag 2.80%
5: Vinci 2.75%
6: Aia Group 2.47%
7: Astrazeneca 2.43%
8: Mitsubishi Corp 2.39%
9: Suncor Energy 2.28%
10: Rio Tinto 2.25%
Holdings represent 28.02% of portfolio
Top 10 holdings as of 02/28/19
1: Royal Dutch Shell 4.04%
2: Ing Groep Nv 3.77%
3: Sanofi 2.83%
4: Vinci 2.66%
5: Novartis Ag 2.61%
6: Aia Group 2.44%
7: Astrazeneca 2.44%
8: Suncor Energy 2.39%
9: Mitsubishi Corp 2.38%
10: Australia New Zealand Banking Group 2.27%
Holdings represent 27.83% of portfolio
Top 10 holdings as of 01/31/19
1: Royal Dutch Shell 4.07%
2: Ing Groep Nv 3.42%
3: Sanofi 2.99%
4: Novartis Ag 2.53%
5: Mitsubishi Corp 2.51%
6: Vinci 2.49%
7: Suncor Energy 2.28%
8: Aia Group 2.24%
9: Astrazeneca 2.21%
10: Rio Tinto 2.13%
Holdings represent 26.87% of portfolio
Top 10 holdings as of 12/31/18
1: Royal Dutch Shell 4.07%
2: Ing Groep Nv 3.28%
3: Sanofi 3.13%
4: Novartis Ag 2.61%
5: Mitsubishi Corp 2.46%
6: Vinci 2.45%
7: Astrazeneca 2.39%
8: Aia Group 2.14%
9: Australia New Zealand Banking Group 2.10%
10: Suncor Energy 2.07%
Holdings represent 26.70% of portfolio

Portfolio Composition as of 03/31/19

Common stock 96.57%
Cash and net other assets 3.43%

Portfolio allocations will vary over time. The unclassified sector (where applicable) includes exchange traded funds and other securities not able to be classified by sector.

International investing involves certain risks, such as currency fluctuations, economic instability, and political developments. Variable annuities are long-term investments designed for retirement purposes. Withdrawals prior to age 59 1/2 may be subject to a 10% IRS penalty.Although value investing targets stocks believed to be priced too low, there is no guarantee they will appreciate.

Top Industry Sectors as of 03/31/19

Financials 30.06%
Industrials 16.77%
Health care 9.08%
Energy 8.64%
Communication services 7.45%
Consumer staples 7.06%
Materials 5.85%
Consumer discretionary 4.46%
Utilities 3.60%
 
Other
7.03%
Information technology 3.50%
Cash and net other assets 3.43%
Real estate 0.10%

Country Allocation as of 03/31/19

United Kingdom 20.57%
Japan 19.68%
France 15.03%
Netherlands 6.21%
Switzerland 5.31%
Canada 4.90%
Australia 4.25%
Ireland 4.18%
Germany 3.76%
 
Other
16.11%
Cash and net other assets 3.43%
Hong Kong 2.47%
Sweden 1.75%
South Korea 1.69%
United States 1.68%
Spain 1.26%
Norway 1.00%
Finland 0.86%
Singapore 0.84%
Italy 0.63%
Taiwan 0.50%

Expenses

Sales Charges/Fees

Breakpoint Sales Charge Dealer Allowance CDSC Liab
$0 - $0 0.00% 0.00% N

International investing involves certain risks, such as currency fluctuations, economic instability, and political developments. Variable annuities are long-term investments designed for retirement purposes. Withdrawals prior to age 59 1/2 may be subject to a 10% IRS penalty.Although value investing targets stocks believed to be priced too low, there is no guarantee they will appreciate.

‡ Lipper is an industry research firm whose rankings are based on total return performance, vary over time, and do not reflect the effects of sales charges. Past performance is not indicative of future results.

CDSC

Year Percent
1 7.00%
2 7.00%
3 6.00%
4 5.00%
5 4.00%
6 3.00%
7 2.00%
8+ 0.00%