Effective February 10, 2023, the fund's name changed from RetirementReady 2045 Fund.

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Sustainable Retirement 2045 Fund (Class Y)  (PRVYX)

Diversified retirement portfolio combining a unique glide path and sustainable ETFs

Sustainable Retirement 2045 Fund received an  Overall Morningstar Rating of  as of 10/31/23 among 189 funds in the Target-Date 2045 category (Y shares, based on risk-adjusted returns)

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Highlights

Objective

Seeks capital appreciation and current income consistent with a decreasing emphasis on capital appreciation and an increasing emphasis on current income as it approaches its target date.

Strategy and process

  • Unique glide pathSeeks to manage the right risk at the right time across the glide path to serve investors at all phases of the retirement journey
  • Sustainable ETFsInvests in ETFs that have a materiality-focused approach to sustainable investing aligned with fiduciary duties
  • Experienced teamManaged by Putnam’s tenured Global Asset Allocation team, which has experience leading asset allocation strategies since 1994 and target-date strategies since 2004

Fund price and assets

Prior close 52-week high 52-week low Net assets and outstanding shares
Net asset value $25.24
0.56% | $0.14
$25.28
12/01/23
$21.94
01/05/23
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Consistency of positive performance over five years

Performance represents 5-year returns in rolling quarter-end periods since inception.

Performance shown above does not reflect the effects of any sales charges. Note that returns of 0.00% are counted as positive periods. For complete fund performance, please see below.

18.86%

Best 5-year annualized return

(for period ending 03/31/14)


-2.26%

Worst 5-year annualized return

(for period ending 09/30/11)


6.91%

Average 5-year annualized return


Fund facts as of 11/30/23

Total net assets
$149.65M
Turnover (fiscal year end)
138%
Dividend frequency
Annually
Number of holdings
8
Fiscal year-end
July
CUSIP / Fund code
746859479 / 1959
Inception date
11/01/04
Class Y  
Category
Target Date
Open to new investors
Ticker
PRVYX

Management team

Co-Chief Investment Officer, Global Asset Allocation
Co-Chief Investment Officer, Global Asset Allocation
Portfolio Manager
Head of Portfolio Construction


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Performance

  • Total return (%) as of 09/30/23

  • Annual performance as of 09/30/23

Annualized Total return (%) as of 09/30/23

Annualized performance 1 yr. 3 yrs. 5 yrs. 10 yrs.
Before sales charge 13.59% 5.26% 4.38% 6.90%
After sales charge N/A N/A N/A N/A
S&P 500 Index 21.62%10.15%9.92%11.91%
Bloomberg U.S. Aggregate Bond Index 0.64%-5.21%0.10%1.13%

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. The "before sales charge" performance does not reflect the current maximum sales charges, which we explain below. If performance did reflect the charges, it would be lower. The "after sales charge" performance (or returns at public offering price) varies by share class and fund. For class A and class M shares, the current maximum initial sales charges are 5.75% and 3.50% for equity funds and 4.00% and 3.25% for income funds, respectively (with these exceptions: 2.25% for class A of Floating Rate Income Fund, Short-Term Municipal Income Fund, Short Duration Bond Fund, and Strategic Intermediate Municipal Fund). Class B share performance reflects the applicable contingent deferred sales charge (CDSC), which is 5% in the first year, declines to 1% in the sixth year, and is eliminated thereafter (except for Floating Rate Income Fund and Short Duration Bond Fund; for these funds, the CDSC is 1% in the first year, declines to 0.5% in the second year, and is eliminated thereafter). Class C share performance reflects 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 by adjusting for the applicable sales charge (or CDSC) and, except for class Y shares, the higher operating expenses for such shares (note, for two funds - Tax-Free High Yield Fund and Strategic Intermediate Municipal Fund performance prior to inception is based on the historical performance of class B shares). Performance for class A, C, R6, and Y shares of Mortgage Opportunities Fund before their inception is derived from the historical performance of class I shares, which has been adjusted for the applicable sales charge (or CDSC) and the higher operating expenses for such shares. The "after sales charge" performance (at public offering price) for class N shares reflects the current maximum initial sales charge of 1.50%. Class R, R3, R4, R5, and R6 shares, which are 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 R3 and R4 shares prior to their inception is derived from the historical performance of class Y shares by adjusting for the higher operating expenses for such shares. Performance for class R5 shares before their inception is derived from the historical performance of class Y shares, which has not been adjusted for the lower expenses; had it been adjusted, performance would be higher (with the exception of the Sustainable Retirement Maturity, 2025, 2030, 2035, and 2040 Funds, for which performance is derived from the historical performance of class R6 shares and has been adjusted for the higher operating expenses for such shares; and the Sustainable Retirement 2045, 2050, 2055, and 2060 Funds, for which performance is derived from the historical performance of class R6 shares and has not been adjusted for the lower expenses; had it been adjusted, performance would be higher). Performance for class R6 shares before their inception is derived from the historical performance of class Y shares, which has not been adjusted for the lower operating expenses; had it been adjusted, performance would be higher. For a portion of the period, some funds had expenses limitations or had been sold on a limited basis with limited assets and expenses. Had these limits not been in place, performance would be lower.

Performance snapshot

  Before sales charge After sales charge
1 mt. as of 11/30/23 8.67% -
YTD as of 12/07/23 or prior close 14.73% -

Risk-adjusted performance as of 10/31/23

Sharpe ratio (3 yrs.) 0.28

Volatility as of 10/31/23

Standard deviation (3 yrs.) 12.50%

Lipper rankings as of 10/31/23

Time period Rank/Funds in category Percentile ranking
1 yr. 139/193 72%
3 yrs. 81/179 45%
5 yrs. 153/166 92%
10 yrs. 46/90 51%
Lipper category: Mixed-Asset Target 2045 Funds

Morningstar Ratings as of 10/31/23

Time period Funds in category Morningstar Rating
Overall 189
3 yrs. 189
5 yrs. 176
10 yrs. 99
Morningstar category: Target-Date 2045

Distributions

Record/Ex dividend date 12/30/22
Payable date 12/30/22
Income $0.77
Extra income --
Short-term cap. gain $0.001
Long-term cap. gain $1.75

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.

Morningstar Ratings for the specific share classes only; other classes may have different performance characteristics.

The Morningstar Rating™ 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 3-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 Morningstar Rating does not include any adjustment for sales loads. 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 3-, 5-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. The weights are: 100% 3-year rating for 36–59 months of total returns, 60% 5-year rating/40% 3-year rating for 60–119 months of total returns, and 50% 10-year rating/30% 5-year rating/20% 3-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 3-year period actually has the greatest impact because it is included in all three rating periods.

Some of Morningstar's proprietary calculations, including the Morningstar Rating™, are not customarily calculated based on adjusted historical returns. However, for new share classes/channels, Morningstar may calculate an extended performance Morningstar Rating that is based, in part, on adjusted historical (or "pre-inception") returns for periods prior to the inception of the share class of the fund shown herein ("Report Share Class").

The extended performance is calculated by creating a performance stream consisting of the Report Share Class and older share class(s). Morningstar adjusts the historical total returns of the older share class(es) of a fund to reflect higher expenses in the Report Share Class. Morningstar does not hypothetically adjust returns upwards for lower expenses.

The extended performance Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return is then calculated for 3-, 5-, and 10-year time periods and used to determine the extended performance Morningstar Rating. The extended performance Morningstar Rating for this fund does not affect the retail fund data published by Morningstar, as the bell curve distribution on which the ratings are based includes only funds with actual returns. The Overall Morningstar Rating for multi-share open-end funds will be either based on actual performance only or extended performance only. Once the share class turns three years old, the Overall Morningstar Rating will be based on actual ratings only. The Overall Morningstar Rating for multi-share variable annuities is based on a weighted average of any ratings that are available.

While the inclusion of pre-inception data, in the form of extended performance, can provide valuable insight into the probable long-term behavior of newer share classes of a fund, investors should be aware that an adjusted historical return can only provide an approximation of that behavior. For example, the fee structures of a retail share class will vary from that of an institutional share class, as retail shares tend to have higher operating expenses and sales charges. These adjusted historical returns are not actual returns. The underlying investments in the share classes used to calculate the pre-performance string will likely vary from the underlying investments held in the fund after inception. Calculation methodologies utilized by Morningstar may differ from those applied by other entities, including the fund itself.

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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

Putnam Sustainable Leaders ETF 37.84%
Putnam Sustainable Future ETF 17.63%
Putnam ESG Core Bond ETF 14.78%
Putnam PanAgora ESG International Equity ETF 14.59%
Putnam ESG Ultra Short ETF 6.25%
Putnam ESG High Yield ETF 4.94%
Putnam PanAgora ESG Emerging Markets Equity ETF 3.88%



Percentages based on market value. Portfolio composition will vary over time. Due to rounding, percentages may not equal 100%.

Fund characteristics will vary over time.

Due to rounding, percentages may not equal 100%.

Investing in exchange-traded funds ("ETFs") 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.

The value of investments in the underlying ETF portfolios 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, asset class, geography, industry, or sector. These and other factors may lead to increased volatility and reduced liquidity in the underlying ETFs' portfolio holdings.

Growth stocks may be more susceptible to earnings disappointments, and value stocks may fail to rebound. Investments in small and/or midsize companies increase the risk of greater price fluctuations. Bond investments are subject to interest-rate risk (the risk of bond prices falling if interest rates rise) and credit risk (the risk of an issuer defaulting on interest or principal payments). Default risk is generally higher for non-qualified mortgages.

Interest-rate risk is generally greater for longer-term bonds, and credit risk is generally greater for below-investment-grade bonds. Lower-rated bonds may offer higher yields in return for more risk. Funds that invest in government securities are not guaranteed. Mortgage-backed securities are subject to prepayment risk, which means that they may increase in value less than other bonds when interest rates decline and decline in value more than other bonds when interest rates rise. The underlying funds may have to invest the proceeds from prepaid investments, including mortgage- and asset-backed investments, in other investments with less attractive terms and yields. International investing involves currency, economic, and political risks. Emerging market securities carry illiquidity and volatility risks. You can lose money by investing in the funds.

Each Sustainable Retirement Fund has a different target date indicating when the fund's investors expect to retire and begin withdrawing assets from their account. The dates range from 2025 to 2065 in five-year intervals. The funds are generally weighted more heavily toward more aggressive, higher-risk investments when the target date of the fund is far off, and more conservative, lower-risk investments when the target date of the fund is near. This means that both the risk of your investment and your potential return are reduced as the target date of the particular fund approaches, although there can be no assurance that any one fund will have less risk or more reward than any other fund. The principal value of the fund is not guaranteed at any time, including the target date.


Expenses

Expense ratio

Class A Class B Class C Class R Class R3 Class R4 Class R5 Class R6 Class Y
Total expense ratio 1.52% 2.27% 2.27% 1.92% 1.67% 1.42% 1.27% 1.17% 1.27%
What you pay† 0.85% 1.60% 1.60% 1.25% 1.00% 0.75% 0.60% 0.50% 0.60%

† 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 02/10/26

Sales charge

 Breakpoint Class A Class B Class C Class R Class R3 Class R4 Class R5 Class R6 Class Y
$0-$49,999 5.75% / 5.00% 0.00% / 4.00% 0.00% / 1.00% -- -- -- -- -- --
$50,000-$99,999 4.50% / 3.75% 0.00% / 4.00% 0.00% / 1.00% -- -- -- -- -- --
$100,000-$249,999 3.50% / 2.75% -- 0.00% / 1.00% -- -- -- -- -- --
$250,000-$499,999 2.50% / 2.00% -- 0.00% / 1.00% -- -- -- -- -- --
$500,000-$999,999 2.00% / 1.75% -- 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 $1,000,000+) Class B Class C Class R Class R3 Class R4 Class R5 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 R Class R3 Class R4 Class R5 Class R6 Class Y
  0.25% 0.25% 1.00% 0.50% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
  NA NA NA NA 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 S&P 500® Index is an unmanaged index of common stock performance. The Bloomberg U.S. Aggregate Bond Index is an unmanaged index of U.S. investment-grade fixed income securities. You cannot invest directly in an index.

Investing in exchange-traded funds ("ETFs") 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.

The value of investments in the underlying ETF portfolios 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, asset class, geography, industry, or sector. These and other factors may lead to increased volatility and reduced liquidity in the underlying ETFs' portfolio holdings.

Growth stocks may be more susceptible to earnings disappointments, and value stocks may fail to rebound. Investments in small and/or midsize companies increase the risk of greater price fluctuations. Bond investments are subject to interest-rate risk (the risk of bond prices falling if interest rates rise) and credit risk (the risk of an issuer defaulting on interest or principal payments). Default risk is generally higher for non-qualified mortgages.

Interest-rate risk is generally greater for longer-term bonds, and credit risk is generally greater for below-investment-grade bonds. Lower-rated bonds may offer higher yields in return for more risk. Funds that invest in government securities are not guaranteed. Mortgage-backed securities are subject to prepayment risk, which means that they may increase in value less than other bonds when interest rates decline and decline in value more than other bonds when interest rates rise. The underlying funds may have to invest the proceeds from prepaid investments, including mortgage- and asset-backed investments, in other investments with less attractive terms and yields. International investing involves currency, economic, and political risks. Emerging market securities carry illiquidity and volatility risks. You can lose money by investing in the funds.

Each Sustainable Retirement Fund has a different target date indicating when the fund's investors expect to retire and begin withdrawing assets from their account. The dates range from 2025 to 2065 in five-year intervals. The funds are generally weighted more heavily toward more aggressive, higher-risk investments when the target date of the fund is far off, and more conservative, lower-risk investments when the target date of the fund is near. This means that both the risk of your investment and your potential return are reduced as the target date of the particular fund approaches, although there can be no assurance that any one fund will have less risk or more reward than any other fund. The principal value of the fund is not guaranteed at any time, including the target date.