Equity

Active strategies seeking long-term outperformance

We offer a range of attractive equity portfolios for DC plans, including multiple 4- and 5-star funds.

Equity strategies with a record of solid performance

Name of fund Category Overall Morningstar RatingTM
as of 02/28/21
Retirement share class expense ratio
International Value Fund Value (out of 325 in category) 0.98
Growth Opportunities Fund Growth (out of 1,191 in category) 0.68
Research Fund Blend (out of 1,245 in category) 0.69
Large Cap Value Fund Value (out of 1,132 in category) 0.55
Small Cap Growth Fund Growth (out of 575 in category) 0.84
Emerging Markets Equity Fund Blend (out of 695 in category) 1.27
Global Technology Fund Global Sector (out of 204 in category) 0.74
Multi-Cap Core Fund Blend (out of 1,245 in category) 0.63

Putnam Growth Opportunities Fund (PGOEX)

Overall Morningstar Rating out of 1,191 funds in the Large Growth category based on total return as of 02/28/21.

Putnam Growth Opportunities Fund

Durable growth themes and companies that benefit from them

A thematic approach is a distinctive feature of the fund. The team analyzes global trends, as well as problems and potential solutions, to identify which themes could drive sustained growth for businesses over a multi-year time horizon. Explore 11 themes that the Growth Opportunities Fund team believes could drive sustained growth for businesses over a multi-year time horizon.

Get to know more about Putnam Growth Opportunities Fund.

Blending investment themes with deep fundamental research.

Putnam Large Cap Value Fund (PEQSX)also available as a CIT

Overall Morningstar Rating out of 1,132 funds in the Large Value category based on total return as of 02/28/21.

A multidimensional approach to value investing

The fund invests in three dimensions of value:

  • Attractively priced stocks of companies that are poised for improvement
  • Stocks of companies that are willing and able to increase their dividends
  • Stocks of companies with strong cash flows, earnings quality, and capital allocation strategies

Putnam Large Cap Value Fund

Get to know more about Putnam Large Cap Value Fund.

A focus on dividend growth and defining value outside the index.

Staying invested even when markets are volatile can serve investors well

By staying fully invested over the past 15 years, you would have earned more than someone who missed the market's 10 best days.

Test your own investment amount:

$10,000 invested in the S&P 500 (12/31/05–12/31/20)

Data is historical. Past performance is not a guarantee of future results. The best time to invest assumes shares are bought when market prices are low.

Stayed fully invested:
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Missed 10 best days:
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less by missing the 10 best days
Missed 20 best days:
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Missed 30 best days:
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Missed 40 best days:
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Data is historical. Past performance is not a guarantee of future results. The best time to invest assumes shares are bought when market prices are low.

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