Putnam Allstate Advisor

Putnam Diversified Income Subaccount

The subaccount seeks as high a level of current income as Putnam Management believes is consistent with preservation of capital.

Fund Description

The subaccount seeks income from three sectors: U.S. corporate and government investment-grade bonds, foreign bonds, and higher-yielding, lower-rated corporate bonds. The benchmark allocation for each sector is typically one-third of total assets. The management team can adjust the weightings and may allocate from 15%-65% of assets to each sector. By diversifying its assets, the subaccount seeks to reduce the risk of overexposure to any one sector.

Sales Story

Offering a diversified portfolio of income opportunities Diverse income opportunities: The fund provides exposure to bonds in all sectors of the expanding global fixed-income market and across the complete credit spectrum.Multiple strategies: Putnam's bond specialists employ 70-80 active investment strategies to pursue a diverse range of opportunities for performance.Active risk management: In today's complex bond market, the fund's experienced managers actively manage risk with the goal of superior risk-adjusted performance over time.

Management team

Daily Pricing as of 04/17/14

with optional enhanced death benefits
Unit Value $19.547103 $19.107633
Unit Value Change 0.053779 0.052491

‡ Lipper Ranking as of 03/31/14

Category: General Bond-PCM

  Percentile ranking Rank/Funds in category
10 yrs. 62% 16/25
1 yr. 4% 2/57
3 yrs. 65% 29/44
5 yrs. 6% 2/39

Maturity detail includes only cash bonds and cash equivalents.

International investing involves certain risks, such as currency fluctuations, economic instability, and political developments. Additional risks may be associated with emerging market securities, including illiquidity and volatility. Lower rated bonds may offer higher yields in return for more risk. Mutual funds that invest in government securities in government securities are not guaranteed. Mortgage-backed securities are subject to prepayment risk. 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.

The use of derivatives involves additional risks, such as the potential inability to terminate or sell derivatives positions and the potential failure of the other party to the instrument to meet its obligations.'

Credit qualities are shown as a percentage of net assets. A bond rated Baa or higher (Prime-3 or higher, for short-term debt) is considered investment grade. This chart reflects the highest security rating provided by one or more of Standard & Poor's, Moody's and Fitch. Short-term cash bonds rated A-1+ are included in the AAA-rating category. Ratings and portfolio credit quality will vary over time. Credit quality includes the fixed-income portion of the portfolio. Derivative instruments, including currency forwards, are only included to the extent of any unrealized gain or loss on such instruments and are shown in the not-rated category. Cash is also shown in the not-rated category. The fund itself has not been rated by an independent rating agency.

You can lose money by investing in a fund. Any given fund may not achieve its goal, and is not intended as a complete investment program. All funds have risk. The value and/or returns of a portfolio will fluctuate with market conditions. You may have more or less than the original amount invested when you redeem your shares.

‡ Lipper is an industry research firm whose rankings are based on total return performance, vary over time, and do not reflect the effects of sales charges. Past performance is not indicative of future results.