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Putnam PanAgora Managed Futures Strategy (Class Y)  (PPFYX)

Pursuing absolute return with low correlation to traditional asset classes

Highlights

Objective

The fund seeks absolute return (i.e., positive total return in diverse market environments over time).

Strategy and process

  • Targets trends: The fund's investment strategy seeks to identify and profit from price trends in global equity, fixed income, commodity, and currency markets.
  • Low market correlation: The fund pursues absolute return over time with low correlation to traditional asset classes and may perform well during prolonged equity market drawdowns.
  • Risk-based construction: PanAgora Asset Management, the fund's sub-advisor, has two decades of investment experience and is a pioneering thought leader in risk-based portfolio construction.

Fund price

Yesterday’s close 52-week high 52-week low
Net asset value $9.51
0.53% | $0.05
$10.43
01/24/18
$9.43
12/03/18
Historical fund price

Fund facts as of 11/30/18

Total net assets
$12.29M
Turnover (fiscal year end)
--
Dividend frequency
Annually
Fiscal year-end
August
CUSIP / Fund code
74680L568 / 1888
Inception date
09/21/17
Category
Putnam PanAgora
Open to new investors
Ticker
PPFYX

Management team

Portfolio manager
Portfolio manager
Portfolio manager


Literature

Fund documents

Prospectus (PDF)
Fact sheet (Y share) (PDF)
Statement of Additional Information (SAI) (PDF)
PanAgora profile brochure (PDF)
Semiannual Report (PDF)
Annual Report (PDF)

Performance

  • Total return (%) as of 09/30/18

Annualized Total return (%) as of 09/30/18

Annualized performance 1 yr. 3 yrs. 5 yrs. Life (inception: 09/21/17 )
Before sales charge 1.49% -- -- 0.86%
After sales charge N/A N/A N/A N/A
ICE BofAML U.S. Treasury Bill Index 1.54%0.82%0.52%--

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 before sales charge do not reflect the current maximum sales charges as indicated below. Had the sales charge been reflected, returns would be lower. Returns at public offering price (after sales charge) for class A and class M shares reflect the current maximum initial sales charges of 5.75% and 3.50% for equity funds and Putnam Multi-Asset Absolute Return Fund, 4.00% and 3.25% for income funds and 2.25% and 0.75% for Putnam Floating Rate Income Fund, Short-Term Municipal Income, Short Duration Bond Fund, and Fixed Income Absolute Return Fund, respectively. Class B share returns reflect the applicable contingent deferred sales charge (CDSC), which is 5% in the first year, declining to 1% in the sixth year, and is eliminated thereafter (except for Putnam Floating Rate Income Fund, which is 3% in the first year, declining to 1% in the fourth year, and is eliminated thereafter). Class C shares reflect a 1% CDSC the first year that is eliminated thereafter. Performance for class B, C, M, N, R, and Y shares prior to their inception is derived from the historical performance of class A shares, adjusted for the applicable sales charge (or CDSC) and, except for class Y shares, the higher operating expenses for such shares (with the exception of Putnam Tax-Free High Yield Fund and Putnam AMT-Free Municipal Fund, which are based on the historical performance of class B shares). Returns at public offering price (after sales charge) for class N shares reflect the current maximum initial sales charge of 1.50%. Class R5/R6 shares, available to qualified employee-benefit plans only, are sold without an initial sales charge and have no CDSC. Class Y shares are generally only available for corporate and institutional clients and have no initial sales charge. Performance for Class R5/R6 shares before their inception are derived from the historical performance of class Y shares, which have not been adjusted for the lower expenses; had they, returns would have been higher. Class A and M shares of Putnam money market funds have no initial sales charge. For a portion of the periods, some funds had expense limitations or had been sold on a limited basis with limited assets and expenses, without which returns would be lower.

Performance snapshot

  Before sales charge After sales charge
1 mt. as of 11/30/18 -1.44% -
YTD as of 12/14/18 -5.84% -

Lipper rankings as of 10/31/18

Time period Rank/Funds in category Percentile ranking
1 yr. 37/113 33%
3 yrs. --  
5 yrs. --  
10 yrs. --  
Lipper category: Alternative Managed Futures Funds

Distributions

Record/Ex dividend date 12/22/17
Payable date 12/27/17
Income --
Extra income --
Short-term cap. gain --
Long-term cap. gain $0.059

Lipper rankings are based on total return without sales charge relative to all share classes of funds with similar objectives as determined by Lipper. Past performance is not indicative of future results.

The Morningstar RatingTM for funds, or "star rating", is calculated for managed products (including mutual funds, variable annuity and variable life subaccounts, exchange-traded funds, closed-end funds, and separate accounts) with at least a three-year history. Exchange-traded funds and open-ended mutual funds are considered a single population for comparative purposes. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product's monthly excess performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of products in each product category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. The weights are: 100% three-year rating for 36-59 months of total returns, 60% five-year rating/40% three-year rating for 60-119 months of total returns, and 50% 10-year rating/30% five-year rating/20% three-year rating for 120 or more months of total returns. While the 10-year overall star rating formula seems to give the most weight to the 10-year period, the most recent three-year period actually has the greatest impact because it is included in all three rating periods.

The up-market capture ratio is used to evaluate how well an investment manager performed relative to an index during periods when that index has risen. The ratio is calculated by dividing the manager’s returns by the returns of the index during the up-market, and multiplying that factor by 100. The down-market capture ratio is used to evaluate how well an investment manager performed relative to an index during periods when that index has dropped. The ratio is calculated by dividing the manager’s returns by the returns of the index during the down-market and multiplying that factor by 100.


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Holdings

  Full holdings (PDF)

Fund characteristics will vary over time.

Due to rounding, percentages may not equal 100%.

Consider these risks before investing: There can be no assurance that a trend following strategy will achieve any particular level of return. The fund’s allocation of assets may hurt performance, and efforts to balance risk exposures may be unsuccessful. Quantitative models or data may be incorrect or incomplete, and reliance on those models or data may not produce the desired results. Asset prices may fall or fail to rise over time for several reasons, including general financial market conditions, changing market perceptions (including, in the case of bonds, perceptions about the risk of default and expectations about monetary policy or interest rates), changes in government intervention in the financial markets, and factors related to a specific issuer, industry or commodity. These and other factors may also lead to increased volatility and reduced liquidity in the fund’s portfolio holdings. Investments in small and/or midsize companies increase the risk of greater price fluctuations. Bond investments in which the fund invests (or has exposure to) are subject to interest-rate risk and credit risk. Interest-rate risk is generally greater for longer-term bonds, and credit risk is generally greater for below-investment-grade bonds. Exposure to the commodities markets may subject the fund to greater volatility than investments in traditional securities. Risks associated with derivatives (including “short” derivatives) include losses caused by unexpected market movements (which are potentially unlimited), imperfect correlation between the price of the derivative and the price of the underlying asset, increased investment exposure (which may be considered leverage), the potential inability to terminate or sell derivatives positions, the potential need to sell securities at disadvantageous times to meet margin or segregation requirements, the potential inability to recover margin or other amounts deposited from a counterparty, and the potential failure of the other party to the instrument to meet its obligations. Leveraging can result in volatility in the fund’s performance and losses in excess of the amounts invested. International investing involves certain risks, such as currency fluctuations, economic instability, and political developments. The fund invests in (or provides exposure to) fewer issuers or makes large investments in (or provides large amounts of exposure to) a small number of issuers, and involves more risk than a fund that invests more broadly. By investing in a subsidiary, the fund is indirectly exposed to the risks associated with the subsidiary’s investments. You can lose money by investing in the fund.


Expenses

Expense ratio

Class A Class B Class C Class M Class R Class R6 Class Y
Total expense ratio 1.85% 2.60% 2.60% 2.35% 2.10% 1.50% 1.60%
What you pay† 1.60% 2.35% 2.35% 2.10% 1.85% 1.25% 1.35%

† The fund's expense ratio is taken from the most recent prospectus and is subject to change. What you pay reflects Putnam Management's decision to contractually limit expenses through 12/30/18

Sales charge

 Breakpoint Class A Class B Class C Class M Class R Class R6 Class Y
$0-$49,999 5.75% / 5.00% 0.00% / 4.00% 0.00% / 1.00% 3.50% / 3.00% -- -- --
$50,000-$99,999 4.50% / 3.75% 0.00% / 4.00% 0.00% / 1.00% 2.50% / 2.00% -- -- --
$100,000-$249,999 3.50% / 2.75% -- 0.00% / 1.00% 1.50% / 1.00% -- -- --
$250,000-$499,999 2.50% / 2.00% -- 0.00% / 1.00% 1.00% / 1.00% -- -- --
$500,000-$999,999 0.00% / 1.00% -- 0.00% / 1.00% -- -- -- --
$1M-$4M 0.00% / 1.00% -- -- -- -- -- --
$4M-$50M 0.00% / 0.50% -- -- -- -- -- --
$50M+ 0.00% / 0.25% -- -- -- -- -- --

CDSC

  Class A (sales for $500,000+) Class B Class C Class M Class R Class R6 Class Y
0 to 9 mts. 1.00% 5.00% 1.00% -- -- -- --
9 to 12 mts. 1.00% 5.00% 1.00% -- -- -- --
2 yrs. 0.00% 4.00% 0.00% -- -- -- --
3 yrs. 0.00% 3.00% 0.00% -- -- -- --
4 yrs. 0.00% 3.00% 0.00% -- -- -- --
5 yrs. 0.00% 2.00% 0.00% -- -- -- --
6 yrs. 0.00% 1.00% 0.00% -- -- -- --
7+ yrs. 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% -- -- -- --

Trail commissions

  Class A Class B Class C Class M Class R Class R6 Class Y
  0.25% 0.25% 1.00% 0.65% 0.50% 0.00% 0.00%
  NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
  NA NA NA NA NA NA NA

For sales and trail commission information on purchases over $1 million and participant-directed qualified retirement plans, see a Putnam fund prospectus and the statement of additional information.

The ICE BofAML U.S. Treasury Bill Index is an unmanaged index that tracks the performance of U.S. dollar denominated U.S. Treasury Bills publicly issued in the U.S. domestic market. Qualifying securities must have a remaining term of at least one month to final maturity and a minimum amount outstanding of $1 billion. You cannot invest directly in an index.

Consider these risks before investing: There can be no assurance that a trend following strategy will achieve any particular level of return. The fund’s allocation of assets may hurt performance, and efforts to balance risk exposures may be unsuccessful. Quantitative models or data may be incorrect or incomplete, and reliance on those models or data may not produce the desired results. Asset prices may fall or fail to rise over time for several reasons, including general financial market conditions, changing market perceptions (including, in the case of bonds, perceptions about the risk of default and expectations about monetary policy or interest rates), changes in government intervention in the financial markets, and factors related to a specific issuer, industry or commodity. These and other factors may also lead to increased volatility and reduced liquidity in the fund’s portfolio holdings. Investments in small and/or midsize companies increase the risk of greater price fluctuations. Bond investments in which the fund invests (or has exposure to) are subject to interest-rate risk and credit risk. Interest-rate risk is generally greater for longer-term bonds, and credit risk is generally greater for below-investment-grade bonds. Exposure to the commodities markets may subject the fund to greater volatility than investments in traditional securities. Risks associated with derivatives (including “short” derivatives) include losses caused by unexpected market movements (which are potentially unlimited), imperfect correlation between the price of the derivative and the price of the underlying asset, increased investment exposure (which may be considered leverage), the potential inability to terminate or sell derivatives positions, the potential need to sell securities at disadvantageous times to meet margin or segregation requirements, the potential inability to recover margin or other amounts deposited from a counterparty, and the potential failure of the other party to the instrument to meet its obligations. Leveraging can result in volatility in the fund’s performance and losses in excess of the amounts invested. International investing involves certain risks, such as currency fluctuations, economic instability, and political developments. The fund invests in (or provides exposure to) fewer issuers or makes large investments in (or provides large amounts of exposure to) a small number of issuers, and involves more risk than a fund that invests more broadly. By investing in a subsidiary, the fund is indirectly exposed to the risks associated with the subsidiary’s investments. You can lose money by investing in the fund.