Putnam Allstate Advisor Preferred

Putnam Global Utilities Subaccount

The subaccount seeks capital growth and current income.

Fund description

The subaccount pursues its objective of growth and income by targeting a wide range of utilities, including natural gas, electric, and communication services companies. By investing in stocks and bonds of well-managed utilities that Putnam believes are priced below their underlying worth, the subaccount seeks consistent performance in all market environments.

Sales story

Investing in the utilities sectorA dynamic sector: From distribution to power storage, the fund seeks out companies that profit from the growth of and demand for utilities.A diversified approach: The fund may invest in domestic and foreign markets, and companies of different sizes across several industries and varying degrees of regulation.Actively managed: Unlike passively managed ETFs, Putnam global sector funds combine rigorous fundamental research and disciplined quantitative analysis with macroeconomic views.

Management team

Daily pricing as of 12/15/17

with optional enhanced death benefits
Unit Value $14.082159 $13.708551
Unit Value Change 0.010762 0.01042

The fund concentrates its investments in one region or in one sector and involves more risk than a fund that invests more broadly. 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.

Growth investing targets companies with above-average earnings that may be subject to price volatility if earnings expectations are not met.

‡ 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 11/30/17

Fiscal Year End December
Asset Class Putnam Allstate Advisor Preferred
Subaccount Status Open to new investors
Number of issues 28
Turnover (fiscal year end) 12%
Net Assets $73M
Inception Date 05/01/92

Performance

Performance as of 09/30/17

Annualized Performance Last Quarter Year
to Date
1 yr. 3 yrs. 5 yrs. 10 yrs. Life of
subaccount
Restated performance
Unit Value 5.96% 19.07% 11.53% 3.47% 5.66% -0.21% 4.50%
Standardized 3.96% 17.07% 9.53% 3.47% 5.66% -0.21% 4.50%
With optional enhanced death benefit
Unit Value 5.92% 18.93% 11.36% 3.31% 5.50% -0.36% 4.34%
Standardized 3.92% 16.93% 9.36% 3.31% 5.50% -0.36% 4.34%
Actual performance
Unit Value 5.96% 19.07% 11.53% 3.47% 5.66% -0.21% 1.91%
Standardized 3.96% 17.07% 9.53% 3.47% 5.66% -0.21% 1.91%
With optional enhanced death benefit
Unit Value 5.92% 18.93% 11.36% 3.31% 5.50% -0.36% 1.72%
Standardized 3.92% 16.93% 9.36% 3.31% 5.50% -0.36% 1.72%

Annual Performance at NAV

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
17.96% -31.64% 5.59% 0.15% -6.96% 3.30% 11.94% 12.69% -11.40% 0.30%
With optional enhanced death benefit
17.77% -31.74% 5.42% 0.00% -7.11% 3.14% 11.77% 12.52% -11.54% 0.15%

Restated performance

Monthly as of 11/30/17

Unit Value 2.88%
Standardized 0.88%

YTD as of 12/15/17

Unit Value 22.42%
Standardized 20.42%

With optional enhanced death benefit

Monthly as of 11/30/17

Unit Value 2.87%
Standardized 0.87%

YTD as of 12/15/17

Unit Value 22.24%
Standardized 20.24%

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 Hartford products are flexible-premium variable annuities issued by Hartford Life and Annuity Insurance Company, 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 Hartford 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 Hartford at 1-800-521-0538 or Allstate at 1-800-390-1277.

The fund concentrates its investments in one region or in one sector and involves more risk than a fund that invests more broadly. 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.

Growth investing targets companies with above-average earnings that may be subject to price volatility if earnings expectations are not met.

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.


Holdings

Top 10 holdings as of 11/30/17

Nextera Energy 8.44%
Exelon Corp 8.16%
American Electric Power 7.04%
Veolia Environnement 6.13%
American Water Works 5.83%
Southern The 5.41%
Enel Spa 5.20%
Uniper 4.71%
Iberdrola 4.40%
Edison International 4.37%
Top 10 holdings, total: 59.69%

Equity Holdings as of 09/30/17

EXELON CORP 8.56%
NEXTERA ENERGY INC 8.06%
P G & E CORP 7.05%
AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER 6.56%
AMERICAN WATER WORKS CO INC 5.83%
VEOLIA ENVIRONNEMENT 5.77%
NRG ENERGY INC 4.59%
UNIPER SE 4.48%
SOUTHERN CO/THE 4.42%
EDISON INTERNATIONAL 4.28%
ENEL SPA 4.28%
SSE PLC 4.22%
IBERDROLA SA 4.00%
NATIONAL GRID PLC 3.87%
DUKE ENERGY CORP 3.48%
AMEREN CORPORATION 3.34%
COM HEM HOLDING AB 2.23%
UNITED UTILITIES GROUP PLC 2.23%
SEMPRA ENERGY 1.54%
PUBLIC SERVICE ENTERPRISE GP 1.52%
KDDI CORP 1.44%
ELECTRIC POWER DEVELOPMENT C 1.35%
DOMINION ENERGY INC 1.10%
KINDER MORGAN INC 1.04%
XCEL ENERGY INC 1.01%
WEC ENERGY GROUP INC 0.98%
ENTERPRISE PRODUCTS PARTNERS 0.76%
CMS ENERGY CORP 0.75%

Full Portfolio Holdings as of 09/30/17

EXELON CORP 8.56%
NEXTERA ENERGY INC 8.06%
P G & E CORP 7.05%
AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER 6.56%
AMERICAN WATER WORKS CO INC 5.83%
VEOLIA ENVIRONNEMENT 5.77%
NRG ENERGY INC 4.59%
UNIPER SE 4.48%
SOUTHERN CO/THE 4.42%
EDISON INTERNATIONAL 4.28%
ENEL SPA 4.28%
SSE PLC 4.22%
IBERDROLA SA 4.00%
NATIONAL GRID PLC 3.87%
DUKE ENERGY CORP 3.48%
AMEREN CORPORATION 3.34%
COM HEM HOLDING AB 2.23%
UNITED UTILITIES GROUP PLC 2.23%
SEMPRA ENERGY 1.54%
PUBLIC SERVICE ENTERPRISE GP 1.52%
KDDI CORP 1.44%
ELECTRIC POWER DEVELOPMENT C 1.35%
DOMINION ENERGY INC 1.10%
KINDER MORGAN INC 1.04%
XCEL ENERGY INC 1.01%
WEC ENERGY GROUP INC 0.98%
ENTERPRISE PRODUCTS PARTNERS 0.76%
CMS ENERGY CORP 0.75%
EUR/USD 12/20/2017 JPMCB 0.02%
CAD/USD 10/18/2017 JPMCB 0.01%
DKK/USD 12/20/2017 CITI 0.01%
EUR/USD 12/20/2017 BANKAM 0.01%
JPY/USD 11/15/2017 JPMCB 0.01%
AUD/USD 10/18/2017 BANKAM 0.00%
AUD/USD 10/18/2017 CITI 0.00%
AUD/USD 10/18/2017 UBS 0.00%
CAD/USD 10/18/2017 CITI 0.00%
EUR/USD 12/20/2017 GSFX 0.00%
EUR/USD 12/20/2017 HSBCB 0.00%
GBP/USD 12/20/2017 UBS 0.00%
HKD/USD 11/15/2017 BANKAM 0.00%
HKD/USD 11/15/2017 BCAP-FX 0.00%
JPY/USD 11/15/2017 BANKAM 0.00%
JPY/USD 11/15/2017 CITI 0.00%
JPY/USD 11/15/2017 GSFX 0.00%
NZD/USD 10/18/2017 CSI-FX 0.00%
POUND STERLING CALL ACCOUNT 0.00%
SEK/USD 12/20/2017 SSBT 0.00%
THE EURO EUR CALL ACCOUNT 0.00%
EUR/USD 12/20/2017 SSBT -0.01%
GBP/USD 12/20/2017 BANKAM -0.01%
GBP/USD 12/20/2017 CITI -0.01%
GBP/USD 12/20/2017 SSBT -0.01%
SEK/USD 12/20/2017 JPMCB -0.01%

Prior top 10 holdings

Top 10 holdings as of 11/30/17
1: Nextera Energy 8.44%
2: Exelon Corp 8.16%
3: American Electric Power 7.04%
4: Veolia Environnement 6.13%
5: American Water Works 5.83%
6: Southern The 5.41%
7: Enel Spa 5.20%
8: Uniper 4.71%
9: Iberdrola 4.40%
10: Edison International 4.37%
Holdings represent 59.69% of portfolio
Top 10 holdings as of 10/31/17
1: Exelon Corp 8.47%
2: Nextera Energy 8.45%
3: American Electric Power 6.88%
4: Veolia Environnement 5.85%
5: American Water Works 5.70%
6: Southern The 5.63%
7: Enel Spa 5.07%
8: Iberdrola 4.57%
9: Uniper 4.54%
10: Edison International 4.39%
Holdings represent 59.55% of portfolio
Top 10 holdings as of 09/30/17
1: Exelon Corp 8.56%
2: Nextera Energy 8.06%
3: Pg&E Corp 7.05%
4: American Electric Power 6.56%
5: American Water Works 5.83%
6: Veolia Environnement 5.77%
7: Nrg Energy 4.59%
8: Uniper 4.48%
9: Southern The 4.42%
10: Enel Spa 4.28%
Holdings represent 59.60% of portfolio
Top 10 holdings as of 08/31/17
1: Exelon Corp 8.37%
2: Nextera Energy 8.05%
3: Pg&E Corp 7.09%
4: American Electric Power 6.69%
5: Veolia Environnement 5.69%
6: American Water Works 5.67%
7: Uniper 4.95%
8: Nrg Energy 4.35%
9: Edison International 4.32%
10: Enel Spa 4.19%
Holdings represent 59.37% of portfolio

Portfolio Composition as of 11/30/17

Common stock 98.97%
Cash and net other assets 1.03%

Portfolio allocations vary over time. The fund concentrates its investments in one region or in one sector and involves more risk than a fund that invests more broadly. 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.

Growth investing targets companies with above-average earnings that may be subject to price volatility if earnings expectations are not met.

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.

Top Industry Sectors as of 11/30/17

Electric Utilities 54.07%
Multi-Utilities 22.40%
Independent Power and Renewable Electricity Producers 10.40%
Water Utilities 5.83%
Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels 2.49%
Diversified Telecommunication Services 2.26%
Wireless Telecommunication Services 1.52%
Cash and net other assets 1.03%

Country Allocation as of 11/30/17

United States 64.12%
United Kingdom 7.68%
Germany 6.21%
France 6.13%
Italy 5.20%
Spain 4.40%
Japan 2.97%
Sweden 2.26%
Cash and net other assets 1.03%

Expenses

Sales Charges/Fees

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

The fund concentrates its investments in one region or in one sector and involves more risk than a fund that invests more broadly. 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.

Growth investing targets companies with above-average earnings that may be subject to price volatility if earnings expectations are not met.

‡ 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%