Putnam Allstate Advisor

Putnam International Equity Subaccount

The subaccount seeks capital appreciation.

Fund description

Formerly Putnam International Growth Subaccount. The name change does not reflect a shift in subaccount objective or strategy.The subaccount invests in large and midsize international stocks, targeting companies with established earnings growth that are priced below their fundamental worth. The fund has no bias toward growth or value. It offers access to a broad range of investment opportunities in many markets of the world.

Sales story

Pursuing the growth potential of overseas marketsEstablished companies: The fund invests in established large and midsize companies mainly in developed markets to benefit from opportunities unfolding outside the United States.A flexible strategy: Pursuing Putnam's blend strategy, the fund can own growth- or value-style stocks to participate when either style leads international markets.Building competitive portfolios: The portfolio manager uses fundamental research as the cornerstone of the investment process. This research is supported by quantitative tools and macroeconomic analysis.

Management team

Daily pricing as of 06/24/19

with optional enhanced death benefits
Unit Value $16.708386 $16.204801
Unit Value Change 0.03432 0.033086

Lipper ranking ‡ as of 05/31/19

Category: International Multi-Cap Core

  Percentile ranking Rank/Funds in category
10 yrs. 38% 15/39
1 yr. 91% 70/76
3 yrs. 76% 52/68
5 yrs. 82% 54/65

International investing involves certain risks, such as currency fluctuations, economic instability, and political developments. 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.

‡ 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.

Quick facts as of 05/31/19

Fiscal Year End December
Asset Class Putnam Allstate Advisor
Subaccount Status Open to new investors
Number of issues 66
Turnover (fiscal year end) 68%
Net Assets $214M
Inception Date 01/02/97

Performance

Performance as of 03/31/19

Annualized Performance Last Quarter Year
to Date
1 yr. 3 yrs. 5 yrs. 10 yrs. Life of
subaccount
Restated performance
Unit Value 9.63% 9.63% -12.08% 3.27% -0.64% 6.71% 3.87%
Standardized 0.21% 0.21% -19.97% -1.27% -4.56% 4.73% 1.67%
With optional enhanced death benefit
Unit Value 9.59% 9.59% -12.21% 3.11% -0.79% 6.54% 3.72%
Standardized 0.17% 0.17% -20.09% -1.42% -4.72% 4.56% 1.47%
Actual performance
Unit Value 9.63% 9.63% -12.08% 3.27% -0.64% 6.71% 2.34%
Standardized 0.21% 0.21% -19.97% -1.27% -4.56% 4.73% -0.75%
With optional enhanced death benefit
Unit Value 9.59% 9.59% -12.21% 3.11% -0.79% 6.54% 2.19%
Standardized 0.17% 0.17% -20.09% -1.42% -4.72% 4.56% -0.96%

Annual Performance at NAV

2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
23.08% 8.65% -17.97% 20.39% 26.47% -7.94% -1.11% -3.67% 25.01% -20.13%
With optional enhanced death benefit
22.89% 8.49% -18.10% 20.21% 26.28% -8.08% -1.26% -3.82% 24.82% -20.25%

Restated performance

Monthly as of 05/31/19

Unit Value -1.60%
Standardized -10.23%

YTD as of 06/24/19

Unit Value 15.44%
Standardized 5.62%

With optional enhanced death benefit

Monthly as of 05/31/19

Unit Value -1.60%
Standardized -10.23%

YTD as of 06/24/19

Unit Value 15.36%
Standardized 5.54%

Unit values and performance information shown apply to the specific annuity product listed, not the underlying Putnam Variable Trust fund. This information should not be used by investors who hold an interest in Putnam Variable Trust funds through a different annuity or other variable product. The unit values and performance of other variable products that offer Putnam Variable Trust funds may be higher or lower due to product charges and expenses or other factors.

Data is historical. Past performance is no 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 units.

Returns shown for the subaccounts for periods before their inception are derived from the historical performance of the underlying fund, adjusted to reflect the mortality, expense risk, and surrender charges applicable to this product and do not factor in the annual $30 contract maintenance fee. Additional riders and options for insurance-related charges will increase expenses and lower returns. Please see the prospectus for details. For a portion of the period, subaccounts may have limited expenses, without which returns would have been lower.

Variable annuities are long-term investments designed for retirement purposes. Putnam Capital Manager products are flexible-premium variable annuities held by Talcott Resolution Life, Inc., Simsbury, CT.

Putnam Allstate variable annuities are flexible-premium deferred variable annuities issued by Allstate Life Insurance Company (Allstate Life); underwritten by Allstate Distributors, L.L.C., both of Northbrook, IL; and sold through registered representatives or bank employees who are licensed insurance agents. Please check for availability in your specific state.

These policies have limitations and are sold by prospectus only. The prospectus contains details on the variable annuity, the subaccounts, contract features, fees, expenses, and other pertinent information.

Investors should carefully consider the investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses of a fund before investing. For a prospectus containing this and other information for any variable annuity or variable life product that invests in Putnam Variable Trust funds, contact your financial advisor for a contract prospectus and prospectus for the underlying funds. You may also call Talcott Resolution at 1-800-521-0538 or Allstate at 1-800-390-1277. Read the prospectuses carefully before investing.

For the most recent month-end performance, please call Talcott Resolution at 1-800-521-0538 or Allstate at 1-800-390-1277.

International investing involves certain risks, such as currency fluctuations, economic instability, and political developments. 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.

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.

Risk Characteristics as of 05/31/19

Alpha (%) -2.09
Beta 1.08
R Squared 0.94
Standard Deviation (3 yrs.) 12.02

Holdings

Top 10 holdings as of 05/31/19

Novartis Ag 3.48%
Prudential 3.22%
Aia Group 2.90%
Bp 2.83%
Unilever Nv 2.61%
Airbus 2.45%
Astrazeneca 2.28%
Sony Corp 2.21%
Crh 2.13%
Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group 2.08%
Top 10 holdings, total: 26.19%

Full Portfolio Holdings as of 03/31/19

AIA GROUP LTD 2.85%
BP PLC 2.81%
NOVARTIS AG-REG 2.77%
PRUDENTIAL PLC 2.77%
SUMITOMO MITSUI FINANCIAL GR 2.61%
TOTAL SA 2.59%
RIO TINTO PLC 2.51%
KONINKLIJKE AHOLD DELHAIZE N 2.21%
UNILEVER NV-CVA 2.20%
AIRBUS SE 2.18%
ASTRAZENECA PLC 2.04%
COMPASS GROUP PLC 1.96%
ADIDAS AG 1.93%
SOFTBANK GROUP CORP 1.93%
HOYA CORP 1.90%
SHISEIDO CO LTD 1.82%
TOYOTA MOTOR CORP 1.80%
HDFC BANK LTD-ADR 1.79%
VEOLIA ENVIRONNEMENT 1.77%
ASAHI GROUP HOLDINGS LTD 1.71%
KERING 1.63%
SONY CORP 1.62%
HEINEKEN NV 1.55%
CRH PLC 1.53%
YUM CHINA HOLDINGS INC 1.53%
ASSA ABLOY AB-B 1.52%
ASHTEAD GROUP PLC 1.51%
RHEINMETALL AG 1.51%
TOSHIBA CORP 1.48%
ASSOCIATED BRITISH FOODS PLC 1.45%
COCA-COLA HBC AG-DI 1.45%
DEUTSCHE BOERSE AG 1.44%
ING GROEP NV-CVA 1.37%
KERRY GROUP PLC-A 1.36%
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS-PREF 1.36%
ASML HOLDING NV 1.35%
NATIXIS 1.35%
VINCI SA 1.33%
KOMATSU LTD 1.26%
QBE INSURANCE GROUP LTD 1.26%
KNORR-BREMSE AG 1.18%
CHUGAI PHARMACEUTICAL CO LTD 1.17%
MITSUBISHI CORP 1.17%
FORTUM OYJ 1.16%
MICROSOFT CORP 1.16%
EURAZEO SE 1.15%
CELLNEX TELECOM SA 1.14%
SSE PLC 1.14%
NXP SEMICONDUCTORS NV 1.09%
LONZA GROUP AG-REG 1.08%
PIRELLI & C SPA 1.02%
DAIKIN INDUSTRIES LTD 0.92%
BANK OF IRELAND GROUP PLC 0.91%
SEVEN & I HOLDINGS CO LTD 0.85%
SIG COMBIBLOC GROUP AG 0.83%
CENOVUS ENERGY INC 0.78%
LLOYDS BANKING GROUP PLC 0.76%
MAGNA INTERNATIONAL INC 0.76%
ARKEMA 0.73%
SINO-AMERICAN SILICON PRODUC 0.73%
QUILTER PLC 0.59%
ORION ENGINEERED CARBONS SA 0.23%
THE EURO EUR CALL ACCOUNT 0.15%
TENCENT HOLDINGS LTD 0.09%
CANADIAN DOLLAR ACCOUNT 0.07%
GLOBAL FASHION GRP P/P 0.04%
POUND STERLING CALL ACCOUNT 0.04%
GLOBAL FASHION GRP 0.03%
CHF/USD 06/19/2019 JPMCB 0.02%
JPY/USD 05/15/2019 JPMCB 0.02%
CHF/USD 06/19/2019 BCAP-FX 0.01%
DKK/USD 06/19/2019 CITI 0.01%
JPY/USD 05/15/2019 BANKAM 0.01%
JPY/USD 05/15/2019 SSBT 0.01%
AUD/USD 04/17/2019 CITI 0.00%
AUD/USD 04/17/2019 HSBCB 0.00%
AUD/USD 04/17/2019 JPMCB 0.00%
AUD/USD 04/17/2019 SSBT 0.00%
AUSTRALIAN DOLLAR ACCOUNT 0.00%
CAD/USD 04/17/2019 JPMCB 0.00%
CNH/USD 05/15/2019 HSBCB 0.00%
EUR/USD 06/19/2019 BANKAM 0.00%
EUR/USD 06/19/2019 CITI 0.00%
EUR/USD 06/19/2019 HSBCB 0.00%
GBP/USD 06/19/2019 BCAP-FX 0.00%
GBP/USD 06/19/2019 GSFX 0.00%
HC BRILLANT SERVICES GMBH P/P 0.00%
HKD/USD 05/15/2019 BCAP-FX 0.00%
HONG KONG DOLLAR CALL ACCOUNT 0.00%
ILS/USD 04/17/2019 SSBT 0.00%
JPY/USD 05/15/2019 CITI 0.00%
JPY/USD 05/15/2019 GSFX 0.00%
KOREAN WON CALL ACCOUNT 0.00%
KRW/USD 05/15/2019 JPMCB 0.00%
NEW BIGFOOT OTHER ASSETS GMBH P/P 0.00%
NEW MIDDLE EAST OTHER ASSETS GMBH P/P 0.00%
NEW ZEALAND DOLLAR CALL ACCOUNT 0.00%
NOK/USD 06/19/2019 JPMCB 0.00%
NZD/USD 04/17/2019 CITI 0.00%
SEK/USD 06/19/2019 JPMCB 0.00%
SGD/USD 05/15/2019 JPMCB 0.00%
TAIWAN DOLLAR CALL ACCOUNT 0.00%
TWD/USD 05/15/2019 GSFX 0.00%
EUR/USD 06/19/2019 BCAP-FX -0.01%
EUR/USD 06/19/2019 SSBT -0.01%
JAPANESE YEN CALL ACCOUNT -0.10%

Prior top 10 holdings

Top 10 holdings as of 05/31/19
1: Novartis Ag 3.48%
2: Prudential 3.22%
3: Aia Group 2.90%
4: Bp 2.83%
5: Unilever Nv 2.61%
6: Airbus 2.45%
7: Astrazeneca 2.28%
8: Sony Corp 2.21%
9: Crh 2.13%
10: Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group 2.08%
Holdings represent 26.19% of portfolio
Top 10 holdings as of 04/30/19
1: Unilever Nv 3.27%
2: Prudential 3.21%
3: Novartis Ag 3.00%
4: Aia Group 2.99%
5: Bp 2.87%
6: Rio Tinto 2.58%
7: Airbus 2.47%
8: Total 2.33%
9: Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group 2.26%
10: Astrazeneca 2.18%
Holdings represent 27.16% of portfolio
Top 10 holdings as of 03/31/19
1: Aia Group 2.85%
2: Bp 2.81%
3: Novartis Ag 2.77%
4: Prudential 2.77%
5: Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group 2.61%
6: Total 2.59%
7: Rio Tinto 2.51%
8: Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize Nv 2.21%
9: Unilever Nv 2.20%
10: Airbus 2.18%
Holdings represent 25.50% of portfolio
Top 10 holdings as of 02/28/19
1: Prudential 2.91%
2: Bp 2.71%
3: Total 2.69%
4: Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group 2.61%
5: Novartis Ag 2.60%
6: Rio Tinto 2.50%
7: Airbus 2.15%
8: Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize Nv 2.12%
9: Astrazeneca 2.06%
10: Unilever Nv 2.02%
Holdings represent 24.37% of portfolio

Portfolio Composition as of 05/31/19

Common stock 94.37%
Cash and net other assets 4.28%
Preferred stock 1.32%
Convertible preferred stock 0.03%

Portfolio allocations will vary over time. The unclassified sector (where applicable) includes exchange traded funds and other securities not able to be classified by sector.

International investing involves certain risks, such as currency fluctuations, economic instability, and political developments. 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.

Top Industry Sectors as of 05/31/19

Financials 21.92%
Consumer staples 17.16%
Consumer discretionary 11.55%
Industrials 11.33%
Health care 10.09%
Materials 6.27%
Energy 4.81%
Communication services 4.62%
Cash and net other assets 4.28%
 
Other
7.97%
Utilities 4.18%
Information technology 3.79%

Country Allocation as of 05/31/19

United Kingdom 18.70%
Japan 16.65%
France 15.65%
Switzerland 11.58%
Netherlands 5.43%
Germany 5.38%
Ireland 4.71%
Hong Kong 4.43%
Cash and net other assets 4.28%
 
Other
13.19%
India 2.73%
United States 2.38%
South Korea 1.32%
Spain 1.29%
Australia 1.24%
Sweden 1.19%
Finland 1.10%
China 1.07%
Italy 0.80%
Luxembourg 0.07%

Expenses

Sales Charges/Fees

Breakpoint Sales Charge Dealer Allowance CDSC Liab
$0 - $0 0.00% 0.00% N

International investing involves certain risks, such as currency fluctuations, economic instability, and political developments. 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.

‡ 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.

CDSC

Year Percent
1 7.00%
2 7.00%
3 6.00%
4 5.00%
5 4.00%
6 3.00%
7 2.00%
8+ 0.00%