U.S. Multi-Cap Core Equity Concentrated

The strategy seeks capital appreciation.*

Complete details, including composite calendar-year performance (%)

Q4 | 2020 Quarterly Review (PDF)

Investment approach

  • The strategy invests in stocks of U.S. companies across all market caps, with flexibility to own both growth and value stocks
  • A disciplined bottom-up fundamental investment process focuses on three buckets of idea generation

    1. Legacy names: long-researched companies, with buy/sell decisions based on soft changes to fundamentals or price
    2. Smart money: research process tracks non-option-based buying and selling activity of company insiders
    3. Special situations: companies represent differentiated ideas that have attractive risk/reward profiles

Benchmark index

Russell 3000 Index

AUM ($M) Strategy

3,045

AUM ($M) Composite

0.3

Inception date

8/31/18

Typical range of portfolio holdings

40–60

Related Putnam mutual fund

Multi-Cap Core Fund

*No assurance can be given that the investment objective will be achieved or that an investor will receive a return of all or part of his or her investment. Actual results could be materially different from the stated goals. Investors should carefully consider the risk involved before deciding to invest. As with any investment, there is a potential for profit as well as the possibility of loss. Portfolio targets are subject to change.

Strategy assets include assets for aggregate strategy accounts that are not reflected in the composite. Strategy inception represents the aggregate strategy inception date.


Portfolio managers

Portfolio Manager
Portfolio Manager, Analyst


Performance and holdings as of 12/31/20

Composite performance (%)

Annualized Gross Net Index
Q4 15.12 15.01 14.68
YTD 20.26 19.84 20.89
1 year 20.26 19.84 20.89
3 year -- -- --
Since inception 13.35 12.96 14.07

Past performance is not a guarantee of future results. An investment in this strategy can lose value. Returns are stated in U.S. dollars and include the reinvestment of dividends and interest. Returns less than one year are not annualized. Most recent quarter-end performance is preliminary. Returns are subject to change. Portfolio characteristics are for a representative account and are shown for illustrative purposes only. Portfolio characteristics of individual accounts managed to a model portfolio strategy may differ as a result of account size, client-imposed investment restrictions, the timing of client investments, market, economic and individual company considerations, and other factors. The inclusion of holdings information should not be interpreted as a recommendation to buy or sell or hold any security. The securities identified do not represent all the securities purchased, sold, or recommended for client accounts. It should not be assumed that an investment in the securities identified was or will be profitable. Holdings are subject to change.

Top 10 portfolio holdings (%)

Company % Industry
Apple 6.6 Technology hardware, storage and peripherals
Berkshire Hathaway 5.9 Diversified financial services
Microsoft 5.6 Software
Alphabet 5.1 Interactive media and services
Amazon 4.8 Internet and direct marketing retail
Goldman Sachs 3.2 Capital markets
Facebook 2.9 Interactive media and services
PG&E 2.6 Electric utilities
Morgan Stanley 2.5 Capital markets
Walt Disney 2.2 Entertainment
Total 41.4

Performance commentary as of 12/31/20

In a very strong market for equities, the portfolio outperformed the benchmark, the Russell 3000 Index. Stock selection drove outperformance while sector allocations also contributed to relative results.

Names held in utilities, health care, and real estate led outperformance. Some of this strength was offset by weak selections in the information technology sector.

Performance commentary is not intended to be relied upon as a forecast or as research, or investment advice, and is not a recommendation, offer, or solicitation to buy or sell any securities or to adopt any investment strategy. It should not be assumed that an investment in any security mentioned was or will be profitable. As with any investment, there is a potential for profit as well as the possibility of loss. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

Complete details, including composite calendar-year performance (%)

Q4 | 2020 Quarterly Review (PDF)

The strategy was formerly named the U.S. Multi-Cap Core Equity Separately Managed Account.

The Russell 3000 Index is an unmanaged index of the 3,000 largest U.S. Companies. Frank Russell Company is the source and owner of the trademarks, service marks, and copyrights related to the Russell Indexes. Russell® is a trademark of Frank Russell Company. You cannot invest directly in an index.

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