Putnam Allstate Advisor Preferred

Putnam Emerging Markets Equity Subaccount

The subaccount seeks long-term capital appreciation.

Fund description

The subaccount invests at least 80% of its assets in stocks of emerging market companies believed to have favorable investment potential. It may invest in growth and value stocks of companies of all sizes. The management team focuses on a number of factors when making investment decisions, including company valuation, financial strength, and competitive position within the industry. The team also evaluates projected future earnings and cash flow, as well as dividend yields within the context of current macroeconomic themes.

Sales story

Pursuing growth opportunities in developing economies

  • Mispriced earnings potentialWe invest across emerging markets with the philosophy that identifying high-quality companies with mispriced earnings growth can potentially deliver alpha.
  • Durable growth driversOur investment process seeks to develop a differentiated view on future company earnings through insights on durable moats that sustain a company’s drivers of growth.
  • Focused, best ideas fundThe team seeks to smooth performance volatility by building a portfolio with emphasis on companies we believe have strong balance sheets and potential for above-average profitability.

Management team

Daily pricing as of 10/27/21

with optional enhanced death benefits
Unit Value $12.449691 $12.049145
Unit Value Change -0.108167 -0.104738

Lipper ranking ‡ as of 09/30/21

Category: Emerging Markets Funds

  Percentile ranking Rank/Funds in category
10 yrs. 13% 7/57
1 yr. 88% 68/77
3 yrs. 58% 42/72
5 yrs. 40% 27/67

‡ 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 09/30/21

Fiscal Year End December
Asset Class Putnam Allstate Advisor Preferred
Subaccount Status Open to new investors
Number of issues 47
Turnover (fiscal year end) 146%
Net Assets $34M
Inception Date 01/02/97


Performance as of 09/30/21

Annualized Performance Last Quarter Year
to Date
1 yr. 3 yrs. 5 yrs. 10 yrs. Life of
Restated performance
Unit Value -9.05% -3.95% 11.54% 6.84% 7.88% 7.09% 3.69%
Standardized -10.87% -5.87% 9.54% 6.84% 7.88% 7.09% 3.69%
With optional enhanced death benefit
Unit Value -9.08% -4.06% 11.38% 6.68% 7.72% 6.93% 3.53%
Standardized -10.90% -5.98% 9.38% 6.68% 7.72% 6.93% 3.53%
Actual performance
Unit Value -9.05% -3.95% 11.54% 6.84% 7.88% 7.09% 1.76%
Standardized -10.87% -5.87% 9.54% 6.84% 7.88% 7.09% 1.76%
With optional enhanced death benefit
Unit Value -9.08% -4.06% 11.38% 6.68% 7.72% 6.93% 2.97%
Standardized -10.90% -5.98% 9.38% 6.68% 7.72% 6.93% 2.97%

Annual Performance at NAV

2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
-19.25% 19.01% 20.35% -7.70% -0.55% -8.25% 32.82% -19.99% 22.87% 25.83%
With optional enhanced death benefit
-19.38% 18.82% 20.17% -7.84% -0.70% -8.39% 32.62% -20.11% 22.68% 25.64%

Restated performance

Monthly as of 09/30/21

Unit Value -5.39%
Standardized -7.28%

YTD as of 10/27/21

Unit Value -1.27%
Standardized -3.24%

With optional enhanced death benefit

Monthly as of 09/30/21

Unit Value -5.40%
Standardized -7.29%

YTD as of 10/27/21

Unit Value -1.39%
Standardized -3.36%

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.

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Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing 9.29%
Tencent Holdings 7.52%
Samsung Electronics 6.16%
Alibaba Group Holding 4.83%
Tata Consultancy Services 3.60%
Reliance Industries 3.41%
iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets ETF 3.15%
Apollo Hospitals Enterprise 2.63%
Mercadolibre 2.53%
Wal-Mart De Mexico Sab De Cv 2.53%
Top 10 holdings, total: 45.65%

Top 10 holdings as of 09/30/21
1: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing 9.29%
2: Tencent Holdings 7.52%
3: Samsung Electronics 6.16%
4: Alibaba Group Holding 4.83%
5: Tata Consultancy Services 3.60%
6: Reliance Industries 3.41%
7: iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets ETF 3.15%
8: Apollo Hospitals Enterprise 2.63%
9: Mercadolibre 2.53%
10: Wal-Mart De Mexico Sab De Cv 2.53%
Holdings represent 45.65% of portfolio
Top 10 holdings as of 08/31/21
1: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing 9.31%
2: Tencent Holdings 7.42%
3: Samsung Electronics 6.14%
4: Alibaba Group Holding 5.30%
5: Tata Consultancy Services 3.24%
6: Reliance Industries 2.92%
7: Jd.Com 2.88%
8: Naver Corp 2.81%
9: Apollo Hospitals Enterprise 2.79%
10: Mercadolibre 2.64%
Holdings represent 45.45% of portfolio
Top 10 holdings as of 07/31/21
1: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing 9.06%
2: Tencent Holdings 7.65%
3: Samsung Electronics 6.53%
4: Alibaba Group Holding 6.51%
5: Naver Corp 2.77%
6: iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets ETF 2.76%
7: Reliance Industries 2.76%
8: Tata Consultancy Services 2.66%
9: Aia Group 2.41%
10: Jd.Com 2.37%
Holdings represent 45.48% of portfolio
Top 10 holdings as of 06/30/21
1: Tencent Holdings 8.54%
2: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing 8.51%
3: Alibaba Group Holding 6.92%
4: Samsung Electronics 6.27%
5: Reliance Industries 2.71%
6: Tata Consultancy Services 2.58%
7: Jd.Com 2.54%
8: Aia Group 2.53%
9: Hdfc Bank 2.48%
10: Naver Corp 2.38%
Holdings represent 45.46% of portfolio

Portfolio Composition as of 09/30/21

Common stock 100.03%
Cash and net other assets -0.03%

Consider these risks before investing: International investing involves currency, economic, and political risks. Emerging-market securities carry illiquidity and volatility risks. Investments in small and/or midsize companies increase the risk of greater price fluctuations. From time to time, the fund may invest a significant portion of its assets in companies in one or more related industries or sectors, which would make the fund more vulnerable to adverse developments affecting those industries or sectors. Growth stocks may be more susceptible to earnings disappointments, and value stocks may fail to rebound. Risks associated with derivatives include increased investment exposure (which may be considered leverage) and, in the case of over-the-counter instruments, the potential inability to terminate or sell derivatives positions and the potential failure of the other party to the instrument to meet its obligations. The value of investments in the fund’s portfolio may fall or fail to rise over extended periods of time for a variety of reasons, including general economic, political or financial market conditions, investor sentiment and market perceptions, government actions, geopolitical events or changes, and factors related to a specific issuer, geography, industry or sector. These and other factors may lead to increased volatility and reduced liquidity in the fund’s portfolio holdings. Our investment techniques, analyses, and judgments may not produce the outcome we intend. The investments we select for the fund may not perform as well as other securities that we do not select for the fund. We, or the fund’s other service providers, may experience disruptions or operating errors that could have a negative effect on the fund. You can lose money by investing in the fund. 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 09/30/21

Information technology 28.93%
Consumer discretionary 15.94%
Communication services 15.78%
Financials 11.16%
Industrials 8.50%
Health care 5.87%
Consumer staples 5.66%
Energy 3.41%
Unclassified 3.15%
Materials 1.63%
Cash and net other assets -0.03%

Country Allocation as of 09/30/21

China 27.99%
India 17.87%
Taiwan 15.20%
South Korea 9.95%
Hong Kong 5.27%
Russia 4.59%
United States 4.34%
Argentina 2.53%
Mexico 2.53%
Singapore 2.29%
Brazil 2.16%
Cyprus 2.11%
Poland 1.29%
Panama 0.98%
Sweden 0.93%
Cash and net other assets -0.03%


Sales Charges/Fees

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


Year Percent
1 2.00%
2 1.00%
3+ 0.00%