Retirement Advantage 2040 Fund (Class I)

Comprehensively managed portfolios diversified to align with your retirement horizon

Highlights

Objective

Retirement Advantage Funds seek to maximize returns while maintaining a level of risk appropriate for a person planning to retire on or about the calendar year designated in each fund's name.

Strategy and process

  • Tailored to retirement: Each fund's target date reflects when investors are expected to retire and determines the portfolio's asset allocation.
  • Unique glide path: Allocations are structured to pursue performance and downside protection near retirement.
  • Comprehensively managed: Putnam's seasoned Global Asset Allocation team implements all steps of the investment process - the glide path, tactical allocations, and security selection.
  • Competitive CIT structure: The funds offer lower fee structure and the less complex administrative requirements of a collective investment trust, along with flexible pricing options.

Fund price

Yesterday’s close 52-week high 52-week low
Net asset value $17.38
0.00% | $0.00
$17.39
11/08/19
$14.18
12/24/18
Historical fund price

Fund facts as of 10/31/19

Total net assets
$609.15M
Turnover (fiscal year end)
43%
Dividend frequency
--
Number of holdings
3
Fiscal year-end
September
CUSIP / Fund code
746751247 / 2007
Inception date
01/03/08
Class I  
Category
Target Date
Open to new investors
Ticker
--

Management team

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


Manager commentary | Q3 2019

Will stocks and bonds diverge in 2020?

Jason Vaillancourt, Co-Head of Global Asset Allocation, talks about trends in the risk-adjusted returns of stocks and bonds.


Literature


Actively targeting inflation risk for retirement savers
We explain why a dynamic approach to hedging inflation risk in a target-date fund may be a better way to protect a retirement nest egg.
Market volatility returns to "old" normal
Our outlook for stock market volatility sees the levels reached in 2018 continuing, in part because these levels were close to the long-term norm.
Calibrate equity allocations with higher savings rates
Evidence of higher savings rates by plan participants make it reasonable to consider lower equity allocations across the glide path of target-date funds.

Performance

  • Total return (%) as of 09/30/19

  • Annual performance as of 09/30/19

Annualized Total return (%) as of 09/30/19

Annualized performance 1 yr. 3 yrs. 5 yrs. 10 yrs.
At net asset value -0.53% 8.69% 6.99% 9.74%
Custom Retirement Advantage 2040 Index 3.29%9.77%7.70%9.91%

Data is historical. Past performance is not a guarantee of future results. More recent returns may be more or less than those shown. Investment return will fluctuate. Performance assumes reinvestment of distributions and does not account for taxes. Performance data reflects the impact of a 0.50% management fee for class I shares, a 0.60% management fee for class II shares, a 0.75% management fee for class III shares, a 0.90% management fee for class IV shares, a 1.05% management fee for class V shares, and a 0.35% management fee for class X shares. In certain cases your plan's management fee may be lower and your return higher. For the most recent month-end performance, please call your plan's toll-free number. Please note, as of December 31, 2018, Putnam has restated performance for the following benchmarks: Custom Retirement Advantage 2025 Index, Custom Retirement Advantage 2020 Index, and Custom Retirement Advantage Maturity Index. Restated returns reflect a correction to the allocation of the custom benchmarks to align with the portfolios’ strategic weights. 

Performance snapshot

  At net asset value  
1 mt. as of 10/31/19 1.53%
YTD as of 11/14/19 17.04%

Risk-adjusted performance as of 10/31/19

Sharpe ratio (3 yrs.) 0.84

Volatility as of 10/31/19

Standard deviation (3 yrs.) 9.97%

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.


Holdings

Putnam Retirement Advantage GAA Growth Trust 96.81%
Putnam Money Market Portfolio 2.03%
Putnam Retirement Advantage GAA Balanced Trust 1.19%



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. 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 and the risk that they may increase in value less when interest rates decline and decline in value more when interest rates rise. Money market options are not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) or any other governmental agency. Although the funds seek to preserve the value of your investment at $1.00 per share, it is possible to lose money by investing in these funds. 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). Interest-rate risk is greater for longer-term bonds, and credit risk is greater for below-investment- grade bonds. 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 derivative positions and the potential failure of the other party to the instrument to meet its obligations. Unlike bonds, funds that invest in bonds have fees and expenses. You can lose money by investing in the funds.

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. 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 and the risk that they may increase in value less when interest rates decline and decline in value more when interest rates rise. Money market options are not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) or any other governmental agency. Although the funds seek to preserve the value of your investment at $1.00 per share, it is possible to lose money by investing in these funds. 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). Interest-rate risk is greater for longer-term bonds, and credit risk is greater for below-investment- grade bonds. 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 derivative positions and the potential failure of the other party to the instrument to meet its obligations. Unlike bonds, funds that invest in bonds have fees and expenses. You can lose money by investing in the funds.