Putnam Allstate Advisor Preferred

Putnam Global Equity Subaccount

The subaccount seeks capital appreciation.

Fund description

The subaccount targets midsize and large industry leaders with consistent earnings growth improvement and the likelihood of positive earnings surprises. The fund managers seek companies in the U.S. and abroad with high rates of growth and dominant market share.

Sales story

Selecting companies around the world that are attractive for investorsEstablished companies: The fund invests in large and midsize companies in the United States and developed international markets to benefit from global opportunities.A flexible strategy: Pursuing Putnam's blend strategy, the fund can own growth- or value-style stocks to participate when either style leads global markets.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 05/24/19

with optional enhanced death benefits
Unit Value $9.70498 $9.427043
Unit Value Change 0.049445 0.047991

Lipper ranking ‡ as of 04/30/19

Category: Global Multi-Cap Growth

  Percentile ranking Rank/Funds in category
10 yrs. 58% 11/18
1 yr. 97% 27/27
3 yrs. 85% 21/24
5 yrs. 87% 20/22

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.

‡ 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 04/30/19

Fiscal Year End December
Asset Class Putnam Allstate Advisor Preferred
Subaccount Status Open to new investors
Number of issues 86
Turnover (fiscal year end) 53%
Net Assets $153M
Inception Date 05/01/90

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 12.96% 12.96% -2.29% 8.45% 3.03% 10.26% 4.45%
Standardized 10.96% 10.96% -4.24% 8.45% 3.03% 10.26% 4.45%
With optional enhanced death benefit
Unit Value 12.92% 12.92% -2.43% 8.29% 2.88% 10.09% 4.29%
Standardized 10.92% 10.92% -4.38% 8.29% 2.88% 10.09% 4.29%
Actual performance
Unit Value 12.96% 12.96% -2.29% 8.45% 3.03% 10.26% 0.63%
Standardized 10.96% 10.96% -4.24% 8.45% 3.03% 10.26% 0.63%
With optional enhanced death benefit
Unit Value 12.92% 12.92% -2.43% 8.29% 2.88% 10.09% 1.58%
Standardized 10.92% 10.92% -4.38% 8.29% 2.88% 10.09% 1.58%

Annual Performance at NAV

2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
27.83% 8.02% -6.52% 18.19% 29.80% -0.20% -3.33% -0.59% 26.27% -13.89%
With optional enhanced death benefit
27.63% 7.86% -6.66% 18.01% 29.60% -0.36% -3.48% -0.74% 26.08% -14.02%

Restated performance

Monthly as of 03/31/19

Unit Value --
Standardized --

YTD as of 05/24/19

Unit Value 12.41%
Standardized 10.41%

With optional enhanced death benefit

Monthly as of 03/31/19

Unit Value --
Standardized --

YTD as of 05/24/19

Unit Value 12.35%
Standardized 10.35%

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.

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 04/30/19

Alpha (%) -1.13
Beta 1.06
R Squared 0.91
Standard Deviation (3 yrs.) 11.07

Holdings

Top 10 holdings as of 04/30/19

Nrg Energy 3.79%
Assured Guaranty 3.31%
Alphabet 3.06%
Amazon.Com 3.01%
Unilever Nv 2.47%
BD Medical 2.09%
Cenovus Energy 2.04%
Servicenow 1.92%
Boston Scientific Corp 1.82%
Nomad Foods 1.80%
Top 10 holdings, total: 25.31%

Full Portfolio Holdings as of 03/31/19

NRG ENERGY INC 4.00%
ASSURED GUARANTY LTD 3.15%
ALPHABET INC-CL C 3.09%
UNILEVER NV-CVA 2.42%
AMAZON.COM INC 2.37%
BECTON DICKINSON AND CO 2.22%
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORP 1.92%
CENOVUS ENERGY INC 1.83%
NOMAD FOODS LTD 1.80%
SERVICENOW INC 1.78%
ADVANCE AUTO PARTS 1.71%
BALL CORP 1.70%
KINDER MORGAN INC 1.70%
COMPASS GROUP PLC 1.68%
PERNOD RICARD SA 1.57%
UNION PACIFIC CORP 1.53%
SUNCOR ENERGY INC 1.47%
BANK OF AMERICA CORP 1.45%
VISA INC-CLASS A SHARES 1.42%
LENNAR CORP-A 1.37%
FIRST DATA CORP- CLASS A 1.36%
MICROSOFT CORP 1.36%
FAIRFAX FINANCIAL HLDGS LTD 1.27%
SHISEIDO CO LTD 1.26%
DANAHER CORP 1.24%
LIVE NATION ENTERTAINMENT IN 1.22%
ASAHI GROUP HOLDINGS LTD 1.19%
ENTERPRISE PRODUCTS PARTNERS 1.19%
HILTON WORLDWIDE HOLDINGS IN 1.19%
UNIVERSAL ENTERTAINMENT CORP 1.19%
JOHNSON CONTROLS INTERNATION 1.16%
DXC TECHNOLOGY CO 1.15%
ADOBE INC 1.14%
PALTAC CORPORATION 1.13%
PIRELLI & C SPA 1.12%
SHERWIN-WILLIAMS CO/THE 1.09%
CHENIERE ENERGY INC 1.08%
EURAZEO SE 1.08%
SUMMIT MATERIALS INC -CL A 1.07%
GODADDY INC - CLASS A 1.06%
HERSHEY CO/THE 1.06%
PRUDENTIAL PLC 1.06%
KENNEDY-WILSON HOLDINGS INC 1.05%
COCA-COLA CO/THE 1.04%
NXP SEMICONDUCTORS NV 1.04%
REALPAGE INC 1.03%
EDELWEISS FINANCIAL SERVICES 1.01%
LOWES COMPANIES INC 1.01%
WALT DISNEY CO/THE 0.99%
RADIAN GROUP INC 0.98%
L3 TECHNOLOGIES INC 0.97%
CONOCOPHILLIPS 0.94%
VERTEX PHARMACEUTICALS INC 0.92%
TOSHIBA CORP 0.91%
YELLOW CAKE PLC 144A 0.91%
PIONEER NAT RES CO 0.85%
QBE INSURANCE GROUP LTD 0.84%
SIG COMBIBLOC GROUP AG 0.84%
CIGNA CORP 0.83%
OPEN HOUSE CO LTD 0.81%
DALATA HOTEL GROUP PLC 0.79%
KYUDENKO CORP 0.79%
SINO-AMERICAN SILICON PRODUC 0.79%
SCREEN HOLDINGS CO LTD 0.78%
ACTIVISION BLIZZARD INC 0.77%
BANK OF IRELAND GROUP PLC 0.77%
UBER TECH INC P/P CV PFD 0.77%
ASSOCIATED BRITISH FOODS PLC 0.76%
ICU MEDICAL INC 0.75%
E*TRADE FINANCIAL CORPORATION 0.74%
ASTRAZENECA PLC 0.72%
BAYER AG-REG 0.71%
ASHTEAD GROUP PLC 0.70%
INSTRUCTURE INC 0.70%
HIBERNIA REIT PLC 0.69%
NOVOZYMES A/S-B SHARES 0.68%
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INC 0.67%
ACCENTURE PLC-CL A 0.64%
NINTENDO CO LTD 0.57%
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO LTD 0.54%
SEVEN GENERATIONS ENERGY - A 0.50%
CHALLENGER LTD 0.47%
COMPUGROUP MEDICAL SE 0.47%
GLOBAL FASHION GRP P/P 0.03%
JPY/USD 05/15/2019 GSFX 0.03%
TAIWAN DOLLAR CALL ACCOUNT 0.03%
CHF/USD 06/19/2019 BCAP-FX 0.02%
GLOBAL FASHION GRP 0.02%
AUD/USD 04/17/2019 JPMCB 0.00%
AUD/USD 04/17/2019 SSBT 0.00%
AUSTRALIAN DOLLAR ACCOUNT 0.00%
CAD/USD 04/17/2019 GSFX 0.00%
CAD/USD 04/17/2019 JPMCB 0.00%
CAD/USD 04/17/2019 SSBT 0.00%
CANADIAN DOLLAR ACCOUNT 0.00%
CHF/USD 06/19/2019 JPMCB 0.00%
CNH/USD 05/15/2019 HSBCB 0.00%
DKK/USD 06/19/2019 CITI 0.00%
EUR/USD 06/19/2019 BANKAM 0.00%
EUR/USD 06/19/2019 BCAP-FX 0.00%
EUR/USD 06/19/2019 GSFX 0.00%
GBP/USD 06/19/2019 BANKAM 0.00%
GBP/USD 06/19/2019 SSBT 0.00%
HC BRILLANT SERVICES GMBH P/P 0.00%
HKD/USD 05/15/2019 BCAP-FX 0.00%
ILS/USD 04/17/2019 SSBT 0.00%
INDIAN RUPEE CALL ACCOUNT 0.00%
JAPANESE YEN CALL ACCOUNT 0.00%
KOREAN WON CALL ACCOUNT 0.00%
KRW/USD 05/15/2019 JPMCB 0.00%
NEW BIGFOOT OTHER ASSETS GMBH P/P 0.00%
NEW MIDDLE EAST OTHER ASSETS GMBH P/P 0.00%
NOK/USD 06/19/2019 JPMCB 0.00%
POUND STERLING CALL ACCOUNT 0.00%
SEK/USD 06/19/2019 JPMCB 0.00%
SGD/USD 05/15/2019 JPMCB 0.00%
THE EURO EUR CALL ACCOUNT 0.00%
TWD/USD 05/15/2019 GSFX 0.00%
JPY/USD 05/15/2019 BANKAM -0.01%
JPY/USD 05/15/2019 CITI -0.01%
JPY/USD 05/15/2019 JPMCB -0.01%
JPY/USD 05/15/2019 SSBT -0.01%

Prior top 10 holdings

Top 10 holdings as of 04/30/19
1: Nrg Energy 3.79%
2: Assured Guaranty 3.31%
3: Alphabet 3.06%
4: Amazon.Com 3.01%
5: Unilever Nv 2.47%
6: BD Medical 2.09%
7: Cenovus Energy 2.04%
8: Servicenow 1.92%
9: Boston Scientific Corp 1.82%
10: Nomad Foods 1.80%
Holdings represent 25.31% of portfolio
Top 10 holdings as of 03/31/19
1: Nrg Energy 4.00%
2: Assured Guaranty 3.15%
3: Alphabet 3.09%
4: Unilever Nv 2.42%
5: Amazon.Com 2.37%
6: BD Medical 2.22%
7: Boston Scientific Corp 1.92%
8: Cenovus Energy 1.83%
9: Nomad Foods 1.80%
10: Servicenow 1.78%
Holdings represent 24.58% of portfolio
Top 10 holdings as of 02/28/19
1: Nrg Energy 3.93%
2: Assured Guaranty 2.97%
3: Alphabet 2.96%
4: Unilever Nv 2.26%
5: Becton Dickinson And 2.22%
6: Amazon.Com 2.19%
7: Boston Scientific Corp 2.02%
8: Cenovus Energy 1.93%
9: Nomad Foods 1.78%
10: Servicenow 1.73%
Holdings represent 23.99% of portfolio
Top 10 holdings as of 01/31/19
1: Nrg Energy 4.02%
2: Alphabet 3.09%
3: Assured Guaranty 3.02%
4: Amazon.Com 2.47%
5: Becton Dickinson And 2.31%
6: Unilever Nv 2.31%
7: Ball Corp 2.14%
8: Boston Scientific Corp 1.99%
9: Cenovus Energy 1.71%
10: Nomad Foods 1.70%
Holdings represent 24.76% of portfolio

Portfolio Composition as of 04/30/19

Common stock 98.30%
Cash and net other assets 0.92%
Convertible preferred stock 0.78%

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.

Top Industry Sectors as of 04/30/19

Information technology 16.13%
Consumer discretionary 15.06%
Financials 13.17%
Consumer staples 11.19%
Health care 9.83%
Energy 9.61%
Communication services 6.15%
Industrials 6.07%
Materials 5.47%
 
Other
7.32%
Utilities 3.79%
Real estate 2.61%
Cash and net other assets 0.92%

Country Allocation as of 04/30/19

United States 63.52%
Japan 7.91%
United Kingdom 7.64%
Canada 5.32%
France 2.59%
Netherlands 2.47%
Ireland 2.31%
Australia 1.32%
Italy 1.25%
 
Other
5.67%
Germany 1.23%
Cash and net other assets 0.92%
Switzerland 0.78%
Taiwan 0.76%
India 0.74%
Denmark 0.67%
South Korea 0.52%
Luxembourg 0.05%

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.

‡ 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 2.00%
2 1.00%
3+ 0.00%