Putnam Hartford Capital Manager
Putnam Global Health Care Subaccount
The subaccount seeks capital appreciation.
The subaccount seeks to capitalize on the strength of the health-care sector, targeting companies of all sizes. Holdings encompass an array of industries, including pharmaceuticals, health-care services, and biotechnology. The fund seeks companies that offer strong long-term growth prospects, regardless of their size.
Investing in the health-care sectorA dynamic sector: From biotech to pharmaceuticals, the fund seeks out companies that profit from the global demand for health care.A range of companies: The fund invests worldwide in businesses at different stages of growth, from rapidly growing newer companies to established global corporations.Actively managed: Unlike passively managed ETFs, Putnam global sector funds combine rigorous fundamental research and disciplined quantitative analysis with macroeconomic views.
Risk Characteristics as of 07/31/16
|Standard Deviation (3 yrs.)||13.87|
The fund concentrates its investments in one region or in one sector and involves more risk than a fund that invests more broadly. Variable annuities are long-term investments designed for retirement purposes. Withdrawals prior to age 59 1/2 may be subject to a 10% IRS penalty.
Growth investing targets companies with above-average earnings that may be subject to price volatility if earnings expectations are not met.
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