Putnam 529 Growth Opportunities

Putnam Growth Opportunities Fund Investment Option invests in Putnam Growth Opportunities Fund, which invests mainly in common stocks of large U.S. companies, with a focus on growth stocks.

Fund Description

The Individual Fund Investment Options enable Account Owners to build portfolios concentrating on specific asset classes such as large capitalization equity growth, international equity or investment grade fixed income. Doing so permits Account Owners to tailor investments to their specific investment needs and objectives that may not be met by the broader Asset Allocation Investment Options.

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Data is historical. Past performance is not a guarantee of future results. More recent returns may be less or more than those shown. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate, and you may have a gain or a loss when you sell your shares. Performance assumes reinvestment of distributions. Returns after sales charge for class A shares reflect the current maximum initial sales charges of 5.75% for the Goal-Based and Age-Based options, the Equity Asset Class options, and the Multi-Asset Absolute Return Fund Investment Option, 4.00% for the Fixed-Income Asset Class options, and 1.00% for the Fixed Income Absolute Return Fund Investment Option. 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 the Fixed Income Absolute Return Option, which is 1% in the first year, declining to 0.5% in the second year, and is eliminated thereafter). Class C shares reflect a 1% CDSC the first year that is eliminated thereafter. Class D shares reflect the current maximum initial sales charges of 3.50%. The Government Money Market Fund Investment Option does not have an initial sales charge or CDSC. Performance reflects ongoing fees and expenses, including an annualized 0.20% fee charged by the College Savings Plans of Nevada and the Nevada College Savings Trust Fund and the fees and other expenses of the Putnam Mutual Funds in which the plan invests. The funds' expense ratios are taken from the most recent prospectus and are subject to change.

Fund Facts as of 11/30/18

Fiscal Year End June
Category Equity
Product Status Open to new investors
Inception 07/05/16
Fund Code 4150
CUSIP 74675U706
Number of Accounts 1317
Outstanding Shares 841,827
Total Net assets $13.09M

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Performance

Total Return (%) as of 09/30/18

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Annualized Performance 1 yr. 3 yrs. 5 yrs. Life (inception: 07/05/16)
Putnam 529 Growth Opportunities (after sales charge) 20.30% -- -- 22.87%
Putnam 529 Growth Opportunities (before sales charge) 27.64% -- -- 26.18%
Russell 1000 Growth Index 26.30%20.55%16.58%

Annual Performance as of 09/30/18

  2017
Putnam 529 Growth Opportunities (before sales charge) 30.63%

Pricing as of 12/14/18

Class Before Sales Charge NAV CHANGE After Sales Charge 52 Week High NAV
(Date)
52 Week Low NAV
(Date)
A $14.80 $-0.31 $14.80 $16.86 (10/01/18) $13.91 (02/08/18)

Data is historical. Past performance is not a guarantee of future results. More recent returns may be less or more than those shown. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate, and you may have a gain or a loss when you sell your shares. Performance assumes reinvestment of distributions. Returns after sales charge for class A shares reflect the current maximum initial sales charges of 5.75% for the Goal-Based and Age-Based options, the Equity Asset Class options, and the Multi-Asset Absolute Return Fund Investment Option, 4.00% for the Fixed-Income Asset Class options, and 1.00% for the Fixed Income Absolute Return Fund Investment Option. 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 the Fixed Income Absolute Return Option, which is 1% in the first year, declining to 0.5% in the second year, and is eliminated thereafter). Class C shares reflect a 1% CDSC the first year that is eliminated thereafter. Class D shares reflect the current maximum initial sales charges of 3.50%. The Government Money Market Fund Investment Option does not have an initial sales charge or CDSC. Performance reflects ongoing fees and expenses, including an annualized 0.20% fee charged by the College Savings Plans of Nevada and the Nevada College Savings Trust Fund and the fees and other expenses of the Putnam Mutual Funds in which the plan invests. The funds' expense ratios are taken from the most recent prospectus and are subject to change.


Performance Snapshot

  Before sales charge After sales charge
Monthly 1.30% -4.52%
as of 11/30/18
YTD 5.49% -0.58%
as of 12/14/18

Holdings

Top Holdings as of 10/31/18

Putnam Growth Opport-Y 99.62%
Putnam Govt Mmkt Fnd-A 0.46%
Top holdings, total: 100.08%

Portfolio Composition as of 10/31/18

Common stock 95.57%
Cash and net other assets 4.00%
Convertible preferred stock 0.43%

Expenses

Expense ratio

Class A† Class B Class C
Total expense ratio 1.04% 1.79% 1.79%
What you pay 1.04% 1.79% 1.79%

Sales Charges / Dealer Allowance

Breakpoint Class A† Class B Class C
$0-$49,999 5.75% / 5.00% 0.00% / 4.00% --
$50,000-$99,999 4.50% / 3.75% 0.00% / 4.00% --
$100,000-$249,999 3.50% / 2.75% -- --
$250,000-$499,999 2.50% / 2.00% -- --
$500,000-$999,999 2.00% / 1.75% -- --
$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
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% --
3 yrs. 0.00% 3.00% --
4 yrs. 0.00% 3.00% --
5 yrs. 0.00% 2.00% --
6 yrs. 0.00% 1.00% --
7+ yrs. 0.00% 0.00% --

Portfolio characteristics will vary over time.

Due to rounding, percentages may not equal 100%.

Consider these risks before investing: Growth stocks may be more susceptible to earnings disappointments, and the market may not favor growth-style investing. Stock prices may fall or fail to rise over time for several reasons, including general financial market conditions, changing market perceptions, changes in government intervention in the financial market, and factors related to a specific issuer, industry, or sector. These and other factors may lead to increased volatility and reduced liquidity in the fund’s portfolio holdings. From time to time, the fund may invest a significant portion of its assets in companies in one or more related industries or sectors, which would make the fund more vulnerable to adverse developments affecting those industries or sectors. You can lose money by investing in the fund.