Putnam Allstate Advisor Preferred

Putnam Small Cap Growth Subaccount

The subaccount seeks long-term growth of capital.

Fund description

The subaccount invests primarily in small and midsize companies, seeking hidden opportunities in stocks with growth potential that has been relatively unnoticed by investors. The portfolio can own growth and value stocks without a bias toward either style.

Sales story

Seeking opportunities in small and midsize companiesSmaller companies: Often overlooked by Wall Street analysts, the stocks of smaller companies can represent attractive opportunities to firms with strong research capabilities.A flexible strategy: The fund can own growth- or value-style stocks, allowing it to seek opportunities regardless of which style is in favor.Differentiated research: The portfolio managers select stocks in a collaborative effort that emphasizes non-consensus critical thinking.

Management team

Daily pricing as of 08/10/20

with optional enhanced death benefits
Unit Value $41.114365 $40.047853
Unit Value Change -0.493614 -0.481314

Lipper ranking ‡ as of 06/30/20

Category: Small-Cap Growth Funds

  Percentile ranking Rank/Funds in category
10 yrs. 76% 62/81
1 yr. 12% 11/97
3 yrs. 47% 44/93
5 yrs. 52% 48/92

‡ 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 07/31/20

Fiscal Year End December
Asset Class Putnam Allstate Advisor Preferred
Subaccount Status Open to new investors
Number of issues 91
Turnover (fiscal year end) 46%
Net Assets $30M
Inception Date 05/01/03

Performance

Performance as of 06/30/20

Annualized Performance Last Quarter Year
to Date
1 yr. 3 yrs. 5 yrs. 10 yrs. Life of
subaccount
Restated performance
Unit Value 32.18% 8.01% 12.67% 8.56% 6.61% 9.79% 7.96%
Standardized 30.18% 6.01% 10.67% 8.56% 6.61% 9.79% 7.96%
With optional enhanced death benefit
Unit Value 32.13% 7.93% 12.50% 8.40% 6.45% 9.63% 7.79%
Standardized 30.13% 5.93% 10.50% 8.40% 6.45% 9.63% 7.79%
Actual performance
Unit Value 32.18% 8.01% 12.67% 8.56% 6.61% 9.79% 7.96%
Standardized 30.18% 6.01% 10.67% 8.56% 6.61% 9.79% 7.96%
With optional enhanced death benefit
Unit Value -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Standardized -- -- -- -- -- -- --

Annual Performance at NAV

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
27.40% -7.65% 12.48% 31.89% 5.28% -9.14% 13.62% 6.15% -15.27% 35.18%
With optional enhanced death benefit
27.21% -7.79% 12.30% 31.69% 5.12% -9.27% 13.45% 5.99% -15.40% 34.98%

Restated performance

Monthly as of 07/31/20

Unit Value 6.95%
Standardized 4.95%

YTD as of 08/10/20

Unit Value 19.33%
Standardized 17.33%

With optional enhanced death benefit

Monthly as of 07/31/20

Unit Value 6.94%
Standardized 4.94%

YTD as of 08/10/20

Unit Value 19.22%
Standardized 17.22%

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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Holdings

Quidel Corp 3.19%
Cable One 2.46%
Everbridge 2.34%
Palomar Holdings 2.27%
Hamilton Lane 2.24%
Mercury Systems 2.16%
Novanta 2.08%
Wingstop 1.97%
Kinsale Capital Group 1.93%
Entegris 1.82%
Top 10 holdings, total: 22.46%


Top 10 holdings as of 06/30/20
1: Quidel Corp 3.19%
2: Cable One 2.46%
3: Everbridge 2.34%
4: Palomar Holdings 2.27%
5: Hamilton Lane 2.24%
6: Mercury Systems 2.16%
7: Novanta 2.08%
8: Wingstop 1.97%
9: Kinsale Capital Group 1.93%
10: Entegris 1.82%
Holdings represent 22.46% of portfolio
Top 10 holdings as of 05/31/20
1: Quidel Corp 3.57%
2: Cable One 3.09%
3: Everbridge 3.04%
4: Mercury Systems 2.73%
5: Trex 2.56%
6: Hamilton Lane 2.50%
7: Palomar Holdings 2.20%
8: Kinsale Capital Group 2.12%
9: Novanta 2.06%
10: Amedisys 1.98%
Holdings represent 25.85% of portfolio
Top 10 holdings as of 04/30/20
1: Quidel Corp 3.85%
2: Cable One 3.67%
3: Mercury Systems 3.19%
4: Everbridge 2.75%
5: Hamilton Lane 2.65%
6: Trex 2.50%
7: Novanta 2.38%
8: Amedisys 2.16%
9: Wingstop 2.13%
10: Planet Fitness 2.03%
Holdings represent 27.31% of portfolio
Top 10 holdings as of 03/31/20
1: Cable One 3.82%
2: Everbridge 3.32%
3: Quidel Corp 3.30%
4: Mercury Systems 3.02%
5: Hamilton Lane 2.67%
6: Novanta 2.64%
7: Amedisys 2.57%
8: Trex 2.54%
9: Palomar Holdings 2.27%
10: Kinsale Capital Group 2.04%
Holdings represent 28.19% of portfolio


Portfolio Composition as of 06/30/20

Common stock 97.48%
Cash and net other assets 2.52%

Consider these risks before investing: Investments in small and/or midsize companies increase the risk of greater price fluctuations. Growth stocks may be more susceptible to earnings disappointments, and the market may not favor growth-style investing. 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. These risks are generally greater for small and midsize companies. 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. 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 06/30/20

Health care 35.74%
Information technology 18.92%
Industrials 14.72%
Consumer discretionary 12.41%
Financials 6.44%
Communication services 3.14%
Real estate 2.68%
Cash and net other assets 2.52%
Consumer staples 1.60%
 
Other
1.83%
Materials 1.36%
Unclassified 0.47%

Expenses

Sales Charges/Fees

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

CDSC

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