Putnam Capital Manager

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

Lipper ranking ‡ as of 10/31/19

Category: Global Multi-Cap Growth Fds

  Percentile ranking Rank/Funds in category
10 yrs. 65% 11/16
1 yr. 93% 24/25
3 yrs. 84% 20/23
5 yrs. 86% 18/20

Risk Characteristics as of 10/31/19

Alpha (%) -0.93
Beta 1.01
R squared 0.92
Standard deviation (3 yrs.) 11.63

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 10/31/19

Fiscal Year End December
Asset Class Putnam Capital Manager
Subaccount Status Open to new investors
Number of issues 83
Turnover (fiscal year end) 53%
Net Assets $209M
Inception Date 05/01/90

Holdings

Nrg Energy 4.28%
Assured Guaranty 3.11%
Amazon.Com 2.97%
Nomad Foods 2.57%
Unilever Nv 2.47%
Asahi Group Holdings 2.27%
Microsoft Corp 2.11%
Advance Auto Parts 1.99%
Cenovus Energy 1.95%
Compass Group 1.89%
Top 10 holdings, total: 25.61%


Top 10 holdings as of 10/31/19
1: Nrg Energy 4.28%
2: Assured Guaranty 3.11%
3: Amazon.Com 2.97%
4: Nomad Foods 2.57%
5: Unilever Nv 2.47%
6: Asahi Group Holdings 2.27%
7: Microsoft Corp 2.11%
8: Advance Auto Parts 1.99%
9: Cenovus Energy 1.95%
10: Compass Group 1.89%
Holdings represent 25.61% of portfolio
Top 10 holdings as of 09/30/19
1: Nrg Energy 4.25%
2: Assured Guaranty 2.96%
3: Amazon.Com 2.92%
4: Nomad Foods 2.72%
5: Unilever Nv 2.53%
6: Asahi Group Holdings 2.25%
7: Cenovus Energy 2.15%
8: Microsoft Corp 2.06%
9: Advance Auto Parts 2.03%
10: Compass Group 1.84%
Holdings represent 25.71% of portfolio
Top 10 holdings as of 08/31/19
1: Nrg Energy 3.95%
2: Amazon.Com 3.02%
3: Assured Guaranty 2.87%
4: Nomad Foods 2.70%
5: Unilever Nv 2.64%
6: Asahi Group Holdings 2.14%
7: Microsoft Corp 2.06%
8: Cenovus Energy 2.02%
9: BD Medical 1.86%
10: Compass Group 1.83%
Holdings represent 25.09% of portfolio
Top 10 holdings as of 07/31/19
1: Nrg Energy 3.59%
2: Amazon.Com 3.07%
3: Nomad Foods 2.89%
4: Assured Guaranty 2.85%
5: Unilever Nv 2.38%
6: Cenovus Energy 2.09%
7: Microsoft Corp 1.97%
8: Asahi Group Holdings 1.92%
9: Enterprise Products Partn 1.84%
10: Advance Auto Parts 1.81%
Holdings represent 24.41% of portfolio


Portfolio Composition as of 10/31/19

Common stock 99.03%
Cash and net other assets 0.63%
Convertible preferred stock 0.34%

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 10/31/19

Consumer discretionary 15.15%
Information technology 14.89%
Financials 13.40%
Consumer staples 11.21%
Industrials 9.36%
Health care 8.36%
Energy 8.18%
Materials 6.31%
Communication services 6.03%
 
Other
7.11%
Utilities 4.28%
Real estate 2.20%
Cash and net other assets 0.63%

Country Allocation as of 10/31/19

United States 64.98%
United Kingdom 9.03%
Japan 8.68%
Canada 3.76%
Netherlands 2.47%
France 2.25%
Switzerland 1.66%
Ireland 1.55%
Australia 1.30%
 
Other
4.32%
South Korea 0.97%
Italy 0.95%
Taiwan 0.94%
Brazil 0.82%
Cash and net other assets 0.63%
Luxembourg 0.01%