Active ETF

Putnam PanAgora ESG Emerging Markets Equity ETF (Class A)  (PPEM)

Pursues outperformance in emerging market stocks that exhibit positive environmental, social, and governance (ESG) metrics

NAV as of 06/21/24


Market data all data below as of 06/21/24

Closing market price $21.38
30-day median bid-ask spread 0.33%
Day high $21.40
Day low $21.37
Premium/Discount 0.28%
30-day average trading volume 2,115
Net assets and outstanding shares Download CSV

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ETF facts as of 05/31/24

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Putnam PanAgora ESG Emerging Markets Equity ETF seeks long-term capital appreciation.

Strategy and process

  • Systematic strategyDisciplined, risk-aware quantitative strategy that seeks to invest in emerging market companies that exhibit positive ESG metrics and offer attractive long-term investment opportunities
  • Quantitative alpha modelSeeks to build a well-diversified portfolio by identifying return drivers of companies based on competitive advantage, power among competitors, governance, and sustainability
  • Experienced investment teamAn experienced manager of quantitative investment strategies since 1989

Fees and expenses

Management fees 0.60%
Acquired fund fees and expense 0.01%
Total expense ratio 0.61%

Management team

George D. Mussalli, CFA

Head of Equity Research and Chief Investment Officer, Equity Investments

29 years in industry

20 years at PanAgora

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Richard Tan, CFA

Managing Director, Head of Stock Selector Equity Investments

27 years in industry

16 years at PanAgora

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  • Total return (%) as of 03/31/24

Annualized Total return (%) as of 03/31/24

Annualized performance 1 yr. 5 yrs. Life (inception: 01/19/23 )
Net asset value 7.44% -- 4.28%
Market price 8.27% -- 4.81%
MSCI Emerging Markets Index (ND) 7.86%2.16%--

Current performance may be lower or higher than the quoted past performance, which cannot guarantee future results. Share price, principal value, and return will vary, and you may have a gain or loss when you sell your shares. Performance assumes reinvestment of distributions and does not account for taxes. Returns for periods of less than one year are not annualized. Market performance is determined using the bid/ask midpoint at 4:00 p.m. Eastern time. Market performance does not represent the returns you would receive if you traded shares at other times throughout the day.

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 fund has limited public trading history.


Performance snapshot

  Net asset value Market price
1 mt. as of 05/31/24 0.33% 0.88%
YTD as of 06/21/24 7.18% 6.80%


Record date 12/27/23
Ex-date 12/26/23
Payable date 12/29/23
Income $0.3885
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Portfolio holdings

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Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing 9.96%
Samsung Electronics 4.97%
Tencent Holdings 4.21%
Icici Bank 2.51%
Infosys 2.32%
Alibaba Group Holding 2.22%
Ping An Insurance Group Of China 2.02%
Kia Corp 1.87%
Bharat Electronics 1.87%
Fubon Finanacial Holding 1.84%
Top 10 holdings, percent of portfolio 33.79%

Sector weightings as of 05/31/24

Information technology 26.30%
Financials 19.74%
Consumer discretionary 13.29%
Communication services 11.92%
Industrials 6.87%
Consumer staples 5.03%
Health care 4.83%
Materials 3.87%
Energy 3.70%
Utilities 2.50%
Real estate 1.58%
Cash and net other assets 0.38%

The unclassified sector (where applicable) includes exchange traded funds and other securities not able to be classified by sector.

Sectors will vary over time.

Equity statistics as of 05/31/24

Median market cap $13.09B
Weighted average market cap $129.86B
Price to book 0.89
Price to earnings 11.93

Country allocation as of 05/31/24

China 22.88%
Taiwan 19.12%
India 18.42%
South Korea 15.33%
United Arab Emirates 3.81%
Mexico 3.69%
Thailand 3.35%
Saudi Arabia 3.12%
South Africa 2.46%
Brazil 2.16%
Indonesia 1.77%
Turkey 1.11%
Hungary 0.53%
Malaysia 0.47%
Poland 0.38%
Cash and net other assets 0.38%
Chile 0.37%
Czech Republic 0.37%
Philippines 0.27%

The MSCI Emerging Markets Index is a free float-adjusted market capitalization index that is designed to measure equity market performance in the global emerging markets. You cannot invest directly in an index.

Consider these risks before investing: Investing with a focus on companies or issuers that exhibit a commitment to ESG factors may result in the fund investing in certain types of companies or issuers that underperform the market as a whole. In evaluating an investment opportunity, we may make investment decisions based on information and data that is incomplete or inaccurate. Due to changes in the products or services of the companies and issuers in which the fund invests, the fund may temporarily hold securities that are inconsistent with its ESG investment criteria.

International investing involves currency, economic, and political risks. Emerging market securities carry illiquidity and volatility risks. Investments in small and/or midsize companies increase the risk of greater price fluctuations. 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. Growth stocks may be more susceptible to earnings disappointments, and value stocks may fail to rebound. Risks associated with derivatives include increased investment exposure (which may be considered leverage) and, in the case of over-the-counter instruments, the potential inability to terminate or sell derivatives positions and the potential failure of the other party to the instrument to meet its obligations.

The value of investments in the fund's portfolio may fall or fail to rise over 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. Our investment techniques, analyses, and judgments may not produce the outcome we intend. You can lose money by investing in the fund.