What sets us apart

Big ideas come from people, not indexes. Putnam ETFs are guided by experienced investment professionals who balance risk as they pursue opportunities beyond the limits of a benchmark.

Investment professionals focused on outperformance

Our ETFs are managed by people, not algorithms. Putnam active managers research broadly and select stocks they believe have superior potential.

Meet our team

Investment products fueled by big ideas

Putnam active ETFs pursue opportunities based on ideas that are important in the world today. For example, sustainable leadership comes from what companies do, not what they don’t do, and global trends such as the rise of e-commerce and the emergence of 5G can be key to outperformance across economic conditions.

ETFs that align with your goals

Companies committing to a better future Putnam Sustainable Future ETF
Companies making a difference today Putnam Sustainable Leaders ETF
Analyzing and defining value daily Putnam Focused Large Cap Value ETF
Global themes that drive sustained growth Putnam Focused Large Cap Growth ETF

The active approach

As an active management firm, Putnam always strives to outperform benchmarks and peers. Our careful approach to downside risk provides the ability to look past an index and strives to seek opportunities where passive investing cannot. Below you'll find our thought leadership and careful analysis of trends within the industry and culture.

Unpacking PVAL

Dig deep to see some big ideas we fit into PVAL

What does the future hold?

See ESG companies with big ideas.

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Investors tap into new opportunities as EV sales surge

Active management can help identify durable growth opportunities as the projected number of EVs on the roads approaches 116 million by 2030.

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Infrastructure spending could help sustain a bull market for ESG

With the proposed infrastructure bill, America might see a super-charged environment for green-collar jobs.

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Disclosure:

These ETFs are different from traditional ETFs. Traditional ETFs tell the public what assets they hold each day. This ETF will not. This may create additional risks for your investment. For example:

You may have to pay more money to trade the ETF's shares. This ETF will provide less information to traders, who tend to charge more for trades when they have less information.

The price you pay to buy ETF shares on an exchange may not match the value of the ETF's portfolio. The same is true when you sell shares. These price differences may be greater for this ETF compared with other ETFs because it provides less information to traders.

These additional risks may be even greater in bad or uncertain market conditions.

The ETF will publish on its website each day a "Tracking Basket" designed to help trading in shares of the ETF. While the Tracking Basket includes some of the ETF's holdings, it is not the ETF's actual portfolio.

The differences between this ETF and other ETFs may also have advantages. By keeping certain information about the ETF secret, this ETF may face less risk that other traders can predict or copy its investment strategy. This may improve the ETF's performance. If other traders are able to copy or predict the ETF's investment strategy, however, this may hurt the ETF's performance.

For additional information regarding the unique attributes and risks of the ETF, see the disclosure below and the Principal Investment Risks section of the prospectus.

Shares of any ETF are bought and sold at market price (not NAV), may trade at a discount or premium to NAV, and are not individually redeemed from the fund. Brokerage commissions will reduce returns.

The funds have limited public-trading history and will operate differently from other actively managed ETFs that publish their portfolio holdings on a daily basis.

Diversification does not guarantee a profit or ensure against loss. It is possible to lose money in a diversified portfolio.

Disclosure:

These ETFs are different from traditional ETFs. Traditional ETFs tell the public what assets they hold each day. This ETF will not. This may create additional risks for your investment. For example:

You may have to pay more money to trade the ETF's shares. This ETF will provide less information to traders, who tend to charge more for trades when they have less information.

The price you pay to buy ETF shares on an exchange may not match the value of the ETF's portfolio. The same is true when you sell shares. These price differences may be greater for this ETF compared with other ETFs because it provides less information to traders.

These additional risks may be even greater in bad or uncertain market conditions.

The ETF will publish on its website each day a "Tracking Basket" designed to help trading in shares of the ETF. While the Tracking Basket includes some of the ETF's holdings, it is not the ETF's actual portfolio.

The differences between this ETF and other ETFs may also have advantages. By keeping certain information about the ETF secret, this ETF may face less risk that other traders can predict or copy its investment strategy. This may improve the ETF's performance. If other traders are able to copy or predict the ETF's investment strategy, however, this may hurt the ETF's performance.

For additional information regarding the unique attributes and risks of the ETF, see the disclosure below and the Principal Investment Risks section of the prospectus.

Shares of any ETF are bought and sold at market price (not NAV), may trade at a discount or premium to NAV, and are not individually redeemed from the fund. Brokerage commissions will reduce returns.

The funds have limited public-trading history and will operate differently from other actively managed ETFs that publish their portfolio holdings on a daily basis.

Diversification does not guarantee a profit or ensure against loss. It is possible to lose money in a diversified portfolio.