Putnam Allstate Advisor Preferred

Putnam Sustainable Future Subaccount

The subaccount seeks long-term capital appreciation.

Fund description

The subaccount employs a value strategy to identify undervalued, high-quality companies among the market's mid-cap offerings. The subaccount's managers seek stocks they believe have been under-estimated by the market. They target profitable, established companies of two kinds: smaller companies that have grown to midsize, and larger companies that have fallen out of favor temporarily but are expected to recover.

Sales story

Investing in growing companies solving sustainability challengesImpact companies: The fund invests in growth companies that directly demonstrate positive impact in social, environmental, or economic development.Active strategy: The managers utilize bottom-up research to identify companies with attractive sustainability, fundamental, and valuation characteristics.Veteran team: A dedicated sustainable investing team is backed by Putnam's equity research and quantitative/risk analysis groups.

Management team

Daily pricing as of 08/16/19

with optional enhanced death benefits
Unit Value $34.788761 $33.936227
Unit Value Change 0.563952 0.549997

Lipper ranking ‡ as of 07/31/19

Category: Multi-Cap Growth Funds

  Percentile ranking Rank/Funds in category
10 yrs. 85% 58/68
1 yr. 48% 39/81
3 yrs. 88% 72/81
5 yrs. 89% 72/80

The fund invests all or a portion of its assets in small to midsize companies. Such investments increase the risk of greater price fluctuations. 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 07/31/19

Fiscal Year End December
Asset Class Putnam Allstate Advisor Preferred
Subaccount Status Open to new investors
Number of issues 60
Turnover (fiscal year end) 99%
Net Assets $34M
Inception Date 05/01/03

Performance

Performance as of 06/30/19

Annualized Performance Last Quarter Year
to Date
1 yr. 3 yrs. 5 yrs. 10 yrs. Life of
subaccount
Restated performance
Unit Value 4.33% 22.02% 9.70% 9.98% 5.75% 12.30% 8.23%
Standardized 2.33% 20.02% 7.70% 9.98% 5.75% 12.30% 8.23%
With optional enhanced death benefit
Unit Value 4.29% 21.93% 9.54% 9.81% 5.59% 12.13% 8.06%
Standardized 2.29% 19.93% 7.54% 9.81% 5.59% 12.13% 8.06%
Actual performance
Unit Value 4.33% 22.02% 9.70% 9.98% 5.75% 12.30% 8.23%
Standardized 2.33% 20.02% 7.70% 9.98% 5.75% 12.30% 8.23%
With optional enhanced death benefit
Unit Value -- -- -- -- -- -- --
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Annual Performance at NAV

2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
36.71% 22.02% -6.68% 14.33% 39.73% 8.93% -5.90% 11.13% 8.89% -6.52%
With optional enhanced death benefit
36.50% 21.83% -6.83% 14.16% 39.52% 8.76% -6.05% 10.96% 8.73% -6.66%

Restated performance

Monthly as of 07/31/19

Unit Value 2.25%
Standardized 0.25%

YTD as of 08/16/19

Unit Value 18.29%
Standardized 16.29%

With optional enhanced death benefit

Monthly as of 07/31/19

Unit Value 2.23%
Standardized 0.23%

YTD as of 08/16/19

Unit Value 18.17%
Standardized 16.17%

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.

The fund invests all or a portion of its assets in small to midsize companies. Such investments increase the risk of greater price fluctuations. 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 07/31/19

Alpha (%) 0.11
Beta 0.88
R Squared 0.95
Standard Deviation (3 yrs.) 12.72

Holdings

Top 10 holdings as of 07/31/19

Danaher Corp 4.61%
Salesforce.Com 4.24%
Mccormick Md 3.86%
Mastercard 3.49%
Vail Resorts 3.38%
Everbridge 3.22%
Novozymes A/S - B Shares 3.21%
Penumbra 3.13%
Adobe 2.94%
Unilever 2.92%
Top 10 holdings, total: 35.00%

Full Portfolio Holdings as of 06/30/19

DANAHER CORP 4.72%
SALESFORCE.COM INC 4.19%
MCCORMICK & CO-NON VTG SHRS 3.80%
MASTERCARD INC - A 3.41%
NOVOZYMES A/S-B SHARES 3.25%
VAIL RESORTS INC 3.08%
UNILEVER PLC 3.04%
PENUMBRA INC 3.01%
FIRST REPUBLIC BANK/CA 2.93%
ADOBE INC 2.92%
EVERBRIDGE INC 2.84%
CHIPOTLE MEXICAN GRILL INC 2.67%
TELADOC HEALTH INC 2.51%
BLACKROCK INC 2.46%
ADIDAS AG 2.28%
WEBSTER FINANCIAL CORP 2.23%
BECTON DICKINSON AND CO 2.14%
PRUDENTIAL PLC 1.93%
CHR HANSEN HOLDING A/S 1.91%
EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CORP 1.90%
NEXTERA ENERGY INC 1.89%
FORTIVE CORP 1.89%
ALPHABET INC-CL A 1.83%
BALL CORP 1.79%
DOCUSIGN INC 1.76%
ON SEMICONDUCTOR CORP 1.55%
FIRST SOLAR INC 1.39%
NXP SEMICONDUCTORS NV 1.35%
VERTEX PHARMACEUTICALS INC 1.32%
MSCI INC 1.26%
PINTEREST INC- CLASS A 1.24%
SUNRUN INC 1.20%
INTERFACE INC 1.16%
GODADDY INC - CLASS A 1.16%
TALEND SA - ADR 1.14%
APPLIED MATERIALS INC 1.14%
EURAZEO SE 1.13%
HEALTHEQUITY INC 1.12%
JAZZ PHARMACEUTICALS PLC 1.12%
PLURALSIGHT INC - A 1.11%
BANDWIDTH INC-CLASS A 1.10%
BIO-RAD LABORATORIES-A 1.08%
SENSIENT TECHNOLOGIES CORP 1.07%
DXC TECHNOLOGY CO 1.05%
ASML HOLDING NV-NY REG SHS 0.91%
THERMO FISHER SCIENTIFIC INC 0.82%
TREX COMPANY INC 0.81%
PVH CORP 0.79%
GALAPAGOS NV-SPON ADR 0.72%
ECOLAB INC 0.70%
OWENS CORNING 0.51%
MEDICINES COMPANY 0.51%
BLUEBIRD BIO INC 0.48%
TJX COMPANIES INC 0.46%
STITCH FIX INC-CLASS A 0.33%
CROWDSTRIKE HOLDINGS INC - A 0.29%
ORCHARD THERAPEUTICS PLC 0.27%
CLOVIS ONCOLOGY INC 0.16%
GBP/USD 09/18/2019 BANKAM 0.00%
EUR/USD 09/18/2019 JPMCB -0.00%
GBP/USD 09/18/2019 BCAP-FX -0.00%
EUR/USD 09/18/2019 BANKAM -0.01%

Prior top 10 holdings

Top 10 holdings as of 07/31/19
1: Danaher Corp 4.61%
2: Salesforce.Com 4.24%
3: Mccormick Md 3.86%
4: Mastercard 3.49%
5: Vail Resorts 3.38%
6: Everbridge 3.22%
7: Novozymes A/S - B Shares 3.21%
8: Penumbra 3.13%
9: Adobe 2.94%
10: Unilever 2.92%
Holdings represent 35.00% of portfolio
Top 10 holdings as of 06/30/19
1: Danaher Corp 4.72%
2: Salesforce.Com 4.19%
3: Mccormick Md 3.81%
4: Mastercard 3.41%
5: Novozymes A/S - B Shares 3.25%
6: Vail Resorts 3.08%
7: Unilever 3.04%
8: Penumbra 3.01%
9: First Republic Bank/Ca 2.93%
10: Adobe 2.92%
Holdings represent 34.36% of portfolio
Top 10 holdings as of 05/31/19
1: Danaher Corp 4.54%
2: Salesforce.Com 4.35%
3: Mccormick Md 3.99%
4: Novozymes A/S - B Shares 3.41%
5: Mastercard 3.37%
6: Adobe 3.17%
7: Unilever 3.10%
8: Vail Resorts 3.09%
9: First Republic Bank/Ca 3.02%
10: Everbridge 2.87%
Holdings represent 34.91% of portfolio
Top 10 holdings as of 04/30/19
1: Salesforce.Com 4.49%
2: Danaher Corp 4.30%
3: Unilever 4.02%
4: Mccormick Md 3.71%
5: Mastercard 3.22%
6: Novozymes A/S - B Shares 3.20%
7: Adobe 3.19%
8: First Republic Bank/Ca 3.11%
9: Vail Resorts 3.11%
10: Becton Dickinson And 2.93%
Holdings represent 35.28% of portfolio

Portfolio Composition as of 07/31/19

Common stock 95.18%
Cash and net other assets 4.82%

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.

The fund invests all or a portion of its assets in small to midsize companies. Such investments increase the risk of greater price fluctuations. 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 07/31/19

Information technology 25.98%
Health care 21.89%
Financials 10.43%
Consumer discretionary 9.78%
Materials 7.68%
Consumer staples 6.79%
Industrials 6.09%
Cash and net other assets 4.82%
Communication services 4.64%
 
Other
1.90%
Utilities 1.90%

Expenses

Sales Charges/Fees

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

The fund invests all or a portion of its assets in small to midsize companies. Such investments increase the risk of greater price fluctuations. 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 2.00%
2 1.00%
3+ 0.00%