Webcast | ETF trends and sustainable investing | October 28, 2021

Why consider Putnam active ETFs

Exchange Traded Funds may reduce costs to investors

Active stock selection

Active ETFs pursue outperformance of market benchmarks, as the fund managers select stocks they believe have superior potential.

Tax Efficiency

Tax efficiency

The structure of ETFs can reduce the impact of capital gains distributions relative to other investment vehicles.

Intra-day liquidity

No investment minimum

ETF shares trade like a stock on an exchange. They trade throughout the day, offering rapid price discovery and convenient buying and selling.

Active ETF insights: A survey of the semitransparent active ETF landscape

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    Four active choices
Active ETF Ticker Category NAV Expense ratio
Putnam Focused Large Cap Growth ETF  PGRO Growth $27.97 0.55%
Putnam Focused Large Cap Value ETF  PVAL Value $26.73 0.55%
Putnam Sustainable Future ETF  PFUT Growth $24.94 0.64%
Putnam Sustainable Leaders ETF  PLDR Growth $26.86 0.59%
Data as of 12/03/21

These ETFs are different from traditional ETFs. Traditional ETFs tell the public what assets they hold each day. This ETF will not. This may create additional risks for your investment. For example:

  • You may have to pay more money to trade the ETF's shares. This ETF will provide less information to traders, who tend to charge more for trades when they have less information.
  • The price you pay to buy ETF shares on an exchange may not match the value of the ETF's portfolio. The same is true when you sell shares. These price differences may be greater for this ETF compared to other ETFs because it provides less information to traders.
  • These additional risks may be even greater in bad or uncertain market conditions.
  • The ETF will publish on its website each day a "Tracking Basket" designed to help trading in shares of the ETF. While the Tracking Basket includes some of the ETF's holdings, it is not the ETF's actual portfolio.

The differences between this ETF and other ETFs may also have advantages. By keeping certain information about the ETF secret, this ETF may face less risk that other traders can predict or copy its investment strategy. This may improve the ETF's performance. If other traders are able to copy or predict the ETF's investment strategy, however, this may hurt the ETF's performance.

For additional information regarding the unique attributes and risks of the ETF, see disclosure below and the Principal Investment Risks section of the prospectus.

Shares of any ETF are bought and sold at market price (not NAV), may trade at a discount or premium to NAV and are not individually redeemed from the fund. Brokerage commissions will reduce returns.

The funds have limited public-trading history and will operate differently from other actively managed ETFs that publish their portfolio holdings on a daily basis.