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Global Equity Fund (Class Y)  (PEQYX)

Selecting companies around the world that are attractive for investors

Highlights

Objective

The fund seeks capital appreciation.

Strategy and process

  • Global companies: The fund seeks to capitalize on opportunities across global regions and market-cap sizes.
  • A flexible strategy: Pursuing Putnam's blend strategy, the fund can own growth- or value-style stocks to participate when either style leads global markets.
  • A disciplined process: The fund manager combines fundamental research and quantitative tools to pursue multiple sources of return, supported by strong risk controls in portfolio construction.

Fund price

Yesterday’s close 52-week high 52-week low
Net asset value $16.94
-0.53% | $-0.09
$17.04
07/12/19
$13.43
12/24/18
Historical fund price

Fund facts as of 06/30/19

Total net assets
$1,005.26M
Turnover (fiscal year end)
60%
Dividend frequency
Annually
Number of holdings
101
Fiscal year-end
October
CUSIP / Fund code
746772409 / 1844
Inception date
09/23/02
Class Y  
Category
Blend
Open to new investors
Ticker
PEQYX

Management team

Chief Investment Officer, Equities
Portfolio Manager, Analyst
Portfolio Manager, Analyst
Portfolio Manager, Analyst


Manager commentary | Q1 2019

Uncertainty could persist, even with a China deal

Shep Perkins, Chief Investment Officer, Equities, discusses the impact of the China trade conflict and Brexit on equity markets.



Performance

  • Total return (%) as of 06/30/19

  • Annual performance as of 06/30/19

Annualized Total return (%) as of 06/30/19

Annualized performance 1 yr. 3 yrs. 5 yrs. 10 yrs.
Before sales charge 1.16% 11.00% 4.78% 10.30%
After sales charge N/A N/A N/A N/A
MSCI World Index (ND) 6.33%11.77%6.60%10.72%

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 06/30/19 5.45% -
YTD as of 07/15/19 19.59% -

Risk-adjusted performance as of 06/30/19

Alpha (3 yrs.) -1.06
Sharpe ratio (3 yrs.) 0.81
Treynor ratio (3 yrs.) 9.42
Information ratio (3 yrs.) -0.24

Volatility as of 06/30/19

Standard deviation (3 yrs.) 11.93%
Beta 1.03
R-squared 0.93

Capture ratio as of 06/30/19

Up-market (3 yrs.) 101.81
Down-market (3 yrs.) 110.50

Lipper rankings as of 06/30/19

Time period Rank/Funds in category Percentile ranking
1 yr. 182/212 86%
3 yrs. 121/168 72%
5 yrs. 113/145 78%
10 yrs. 52/86 60%
Lipper category: Global Multi-Cap Growth

Morningstar Ratings as of 06/30/19

Time period Funds in category Morningstar Rating
Overall 722
3 yrs. 722
5 yrs. 594
10 yrs. 350
Morningstar category: World Large Stock

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

Top 10 holdings as of 06/30/19

Nrg Energy 3.77%
Amazon 3.21%
Nomad Foods 2.81%
Assured Guaranty 2.79%
Unilever Nv 2.55%
Cenovus Energy 2.01%
Microsoft Corp 1.97%
Advance Auto Parts 1.89%
BD Medical 1.81%
Enterprise Products Partn 1.79%
Top 10 holdings, percent of portfolio 24.60%

Full portfolio holdings as of 03/31/19

NRG ENERGY INC 3.98%
ASSURED GUARANTY LTD 3.14%
ALPHABET INC-CL C 3.08%
UNILEVER NV-CVA 2.41%
AMAZON.COM INC 2.35%
BECTON DICKINSON AND CO 2.18%
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORP 1.91%
CENOVUS ENERGY INC 1.82%
NOMAD FOODS LTD 1.79%
SERVICENOW INC 1.77%
ADVANCE AUTO PARTS 1.70%
BALL CORP 1.69%
KINDER MORGAN INC 1.68%
COMPASS GROUP PLC 1.67%
PERNOD RICARD SA 1.56%
UNION PACIFIC CORP 1.53%
SUNCOR ENERGY INC 1.47%
BANK OF AMERICA CORP 1.45%
VISA INC-CLASS A SHARES 1.42%
LENNAR CORP-A 1.36%
FIRST DATA CORP- CLASS A 1.35%
MICROSOFT CORP 1.35%
FAIRFAX FINANCIAL HLDGS LTD 1.26%
DANAHER CORP 1.24%
SHISEIDO CO LTD 1.24%
LIVE NATION ENTERTAINMENT IN 1.23%
ENTERPRISE PRODUCTS PARTNERS 1.19%
UNIVERSAL ENTERTAINMENT CORP 1.19%
HILTON WORLDWIDE HOLDINGS IN 1.18%
ASAHI GROUP HOLDINGS LTD 1.17%
JOHNSON CONTROLS INTERNATION 1.15%
DXC TECHNOLOGY CO 1.14%
ADOBE INC 1.13%
PALTAC CORPORATION 1.12%
PIRELLI & C SPA 1.12%
SHERWIN-WILLIAMS CO/THE 1.09%
CHENIERE ENERGY INC 1.08%
SUMMIT MATERIALS INC -CL A 1.07%
EURAZEO SE 1.06%
HERSHEY CO/THE 1.06%
GODADDY INC - CLASS A 1.05%
PRUDENTIAL PLC 1.05%
COCA-COLA CO/THE 1.04%
KENNEDY-WILSON HOLDINGS INC 1.04%
NXP SEMICONDUCTORS NV 1.04%
REALPAGE INC 1.02%
LOWES COMPANIES INC 1.01%
EDELWEISS FINANCIAL SERVICES 1.00%
RADIAN GROUP INC 0.98%
WALT DISNEY CO/THE 0.98%
L3 TECHNOLOGIES INC 0.97%
CONOCOPHILLIPS 0.94%
VERTEX PHARMACEUTICALS INC 0.93%
TOSHIBA CORP 0.91%
YELLOW CAKE PLC 144A 0.89%
PIONEER NAT RES CO 0.86%
QBE INSURANCE GROUP LTD 0.84%
SIG COMBIBLOC GROUP AG 0.84%
CIGNA CORP 0.83%
OPEN HOUSE CO LTD 0.81%
KYUDENKO CORP 0.79%
DALATA HOTEL GROUP PLC 0.78%
SCREEN HOLDINGS CO LTD 0.78%
SINO-AMERICAN SILICON PRODUC 0.78%
ACTIVISION BLIZZARD INC 0.77%
BANK OF IRELAND GROUP PLC 0.76%
ASSOCIATED BRITISH FOODS PLC 0.75%
ICU MEDICAL INC 0.75%
ASTRAZENECA PLC 0.74%
E*TRADE FINANCIAL CORPORATION 0.74%
BAYER AG-REG 0.71%
HIBERNIA REIT PLC 0.71%
ASHTEAD GROUP PLC 0.70%
INSTRUCTURE INC 0.69%
UBER TECH INC P/P CV PFD 0.69%
NOVOZYMES A/S-B SHARES 0.68%
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INC 0.67%
ACCENTURE PLC-CL A 0.63%
NINTENDO CO LTD 0.57%
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO LTD 0.53%
SEVEN GENERATIONS ENERGY - A 0.50%
CHALLENGER LTD 0.47%
COMPUGROUP MEDICAL SE 0.47%
TAIWAN DOLLAR CALL ACCOUNT 0.03%
GLOBAL FASHION GRP 0.02%
GLOBAL FASHION GRP P/P 0.02%
CANADIAN DOLLAR ACCOUNT 0.01%
CHF/USD 06/19/2019 BCAP-FX 0.01%
CHF/USD 06/19/2019 JPMCB 0.01%
AUD/USD 04/17/2019 BCAP-FX 0.00%
AUD/USD 04/17/2019 JPMCB 0.00%
AUD/USD 04/17/2019 SSBT 0.00%
AUD/USD 04/17/2019 UBS 0.00%
AUSTRALIAN DOLLAR ACCOUNT 0.00%
CAD/USD 04/17/2019 BANKAM 0.00%
CAD/USD 04/17/2019 CITI 0.00%
CAD/USD 04/17/2019 GSFX 0.00%
CAD/USD 04/17/2019 JPMCB 0.00%
CAD/USD 04/17/2019 WPAC 0.00%
CNH/USD 05/15/2019 HSBCB 0.00%
DKK/USD 06/19/2019 CITI 0.00%
EUR/USD 06/19/2019 BANKAM 0.00%
EUR/USD 06/19/2019 BCAP-FX 0.00%
EUR/USD 06/19/2019 GSFX 0.00%
EUR/USD 06/19/2019 HSBCB 0.00%
EUR/USD 06/19/2019 SSBT 0.00%
EUR/USD 06/19/2019 WPAC 0.00%
GBP/USD 06/19/2019 BANKAM 0.00%
GBP/USD 06/19/2019 BCAP-FX 0.00%
GBP/USD 06/19/2019 CITI 0.00%
GBP/USD 06/19/2019 GSFX 0.00%
GBP/USD 06/19/2019 JPMCB 0.00%
HC BRILLANT SERVICES GMBH P/P 0.00%
HKD/USD 05/15/2019 BCAP-FX 0.00%
ILS/USD 04/17/2019 SSBT 0.00%
INDIAN RUPEE CALL ACCOUNT 0.00%
JPY/USD 05/15/2019 BANKAM 0.00%
JPY/USD 05/15/2019 BCAP-FX 0.00%
JPY/USD 05/15/2019 CITI 0.00%
JPY/USD 05/15/2019 GSFX 0.00%
JPY/USD 05/15/2019 JPMCB 0.00%
JPY/USD 05/15/2019 SSBT 0.00%
KOREAN WON CALL ACCOUNT 0.00%
KRW/USD 05/15/2019 JPMCB 0.00%
NEW BIGFOOT OTHER ASSETS GMBH P/P 0.00%
NEW MIDDLE EAST OTHER ASSETS GMBH P/P 0.00%
NOK/USD 06/19/2019 JPMCB 0.00%
POUND STERLING CALL ACCOUNT 0.00%
SEK/USD 06/19/2019 JPMCB 0.00%
SGD/USD 05/15/2019 JPMCB 0.00%
THE EURO EUR CALL ACCOUNT 0.00%
TWD/USD 05/15/2019 GSFX 0.00%
JAPANESE YEN CALL ACCOUNT -0.02%

Prior top 10 holdings

Top 10 holdings as of 06/30/19
Nrg Energy
Amazon
Nomad Foods
Assured Guaranty
Unilever Nv
Cenovus Energy
Microsoft Corp
Advance Auto Parts
BD Medical
Enterprise Products Partn
Holdings represent 24.60% of portfolio
Top 10 holdings as of 05/31/19
Nrg Energy
Assured Guaranty
Amazon.Com
Nomad Foods
Unilever Nv
BD Medical
Boston Scientific Corp
Servicenow
Alphabet
Cenovus Energy
Holdings represent 24.82% of portfolio
Top 10 holdings as of 04/30/19
Nrg Energy
Assured Guaranty
Alphabet
Amazon
Unilever
BD Medical
Cenovus Energy
Servicenow
Boston Scientific
Nomad Foods
Holdings represent 25.08% of portfolio
Top 10 holdings as of 03/31/19
Nrg Energy
Assured Guaranty
Alphabet
Unilever
Amazon
BD Medical
Boston Scientific
Cenovus Energy
Nomad Foods
Servicenow
Holdings represent 24.43% of portfolio

Portfolio composition as of 06/30/19

Common stock 97.66%
Cash and net other assets 1.88%
Convertible preferred stock 0.46%

Equity statistics as of 06/30/19

Median market cap $14.02B
Weighted average market cap $112.46B
Price to book 2.34
Price to earnings 16.22

Fund characteristics will vary over time.

Due to rounding, percentages may not equal 100%.

Consider these risks before investing: 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. 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 extended periods of 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. You can lose money by investing in the fund.

Top industry sectors as of 06/30/19

Information technology 15.41%
Consumer discretionary 13.76%
Financials 13.37%
Consumer staples 11.23%
Industrials 9.38%
Energy 9.10%
Health care 8.42%
Materials 6.48%
Communication services 4.87%
 
Other
7.98%
Utilities 3.77%
Real estate 2.33%
Cash and net other assets 1.88%

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

Sectors will vary over time.

Country allocation as of 06/30/19

United States 62.11%
United Kingdom 9.38%
Japan 7.44%
Canada 4.29%
Netherlands 2.55%
France 2.22%
Ireland 2.01%
Cash and net other assets 1.88%
Australia 1.56%
 
Other
6.56%
Switzerland 1.38%
Denmark 1.11%
Italy 0.97%
South Korea 0.90%
Taiwan 0.81%
Hong Kong 0.71%
India 0.66%
Luxembourg 0.02%

Expenses

Expense ratio

Class A Class B Class C Class M Class R Class R6 Class Y
Total expense ratio 1.15% 1.90% 1.90% 1.65% 1.40% 0.76% 0.90%
What you pay 1.15% 1.90% 1.90% 1.65% 1.40% 0.76% 0.90%

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 2.00% / 1.75% -- 0.00% / 1.00% 1.00% / 1.00% -- -- --
$1M-$4M 0.00% / 1.00% -- -- -- -- -- --
$4M-$50M 0.00% / 0.50% -- -- -- -- -- --
$50M+ 0.00% / 0.25% -- -- -- -- -- --

CDSC

  Class A (sales for $1,000,000+) 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 MSCI World Index is an unmanaged index of equity securities from developed countries. You cannot invest directly in an index.

Consider these risks before investing: 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. 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 extended periods of 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. You can lose money by investing in the fund.