Putnam Allstate Advisor Plus

Putnam International Value Subaccount

The subaccount seeks capital growth. Current income is a secondary objective.

Fund description

The subaccount applies Putnam's value-oriented strategy of seeking undervalued stocks outside the United States. By buying mostly dividend paying stocks with relatively low valuations, the fund pursues capital growth and, secondarily, current income. The fund is positioned to benefit from the spread of corporate strategies focusing on shareholder value outside the United States.

Sales story

Benefiting from undervalued international companies experiencing positive change International companies: The fund invests in international large and midsize companies to benefit from business opportunities outside the United States.A value strategy: The fund focuses on companies whose stocks are priced below their long-term potential, and where there may be a catalyst for positive change.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 12/13/19

with optional enhanced death benefits
Unit Value $14.004121 $13.58811
Unit Value Change 0.122355 0.118665

Lipper ranking ‡ as of 10/31/19

Category: International Large-Cp Val Fds

  Percentile ranking Rank/Funds in category
10 yrs. 42% 5/11
1 yr. 70% 9/12
3 yrs. 70% 9/12
5 yrs. 62% 8/12

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.Although value investing targets stocks believed to be priced too low, there is no guarantee they will appreciate.

‡ 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 11/30/19

Fiscal Year End December
Asset Class Putnam Allstate Advisor Plus
Subaccount Status Open to new investors
Number of issues 83
Turnover (fiscal year end) 17%
Net Assets $67M
Inception Date 01/02/97

Performance

Performance as of 09/30/19

Annualized Performance Last Quarter Year
to Date
1 yr. 3 yrs. 5 yrs. 10 yrs. Life of
subaccount
Restated performance
Unit Value -0.83% 9.00% -6.10% 2.48% -0.55% 1.89% 2.98%
Standardized -8.77% 1.00% -13.61% -0.12% -1.77% 1.89% 2.98%
With optional enhanced death benefit
Unit Value -0.87% 8.87% -6.24% 2.33% -0.70% 1.73% 2.82%
Standardized -8.80% 0.87% -13.75% -0.28% -1.92% 1.73% 2.82%
Actual performance
Unit Value -0.83% 9.00% -6.10% 2.48% -0.55% 1.89% 1.26%
Standardized -8.77% 1.00% -13.61% -0.12% -1.77% 1.89% 1.26%
With optional enhanced death benefit
Unit Value -0.87% 8.87% -6.24% 2.33% -0.70% 1.73% 1.10%
Standardized -8.80% 0.87% -13.75% -0.28% -1.92% 1.73% 1.10%

Annual Performance at NAV

2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
24.17% 5.41% -15.16% 19.75% 20.26% -10.94% -3.57% -0.51% 22.71% -18.94%
With optional enhanced death benefit
23.98% 5.25% -15.29% 19.57% 20.07% -11.07% -3.72% -0.66% 22.52% -19.06%

Restated performance

Monthly as of 11/30/19

Unit Value 1.19%
Standardized -6.81%

YTD as of 12/13/19

Unit Value 17.59%
Standardized 9.59%

With optional enhanced death benefit

Monthly as of 11/30/19

Unit Value 1.18%
Standardized -6.82%

YTD as of 12/13/19

Unit Value 17.42%
Standardized 9.42%

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.

Although value investing targets stocks believed to be priced too low, there is no guarantee they will appreciate.

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 10/31/19

Alpha (%) 0.11
Beta 0.94
R Squared 0.93
Standard Deviation (3 yrs.) 11.49

Holdings

Royal Dutch Shell 3.79%
Novartis Ag 3.54%
Ing Groep Nv 3.27%
Vinci 3.17%
Astrazeneca 2.50%
Aia Group 2.46%
Vodafone Group 2.35%
Mitsubishi Corp 2.18%
Australia New Zealand Banking Group 2.13%
Sanofi 2.10%
Top 10 holdings, total: 27.49%


Top 10 holdings as of 10/31/19
1: Royal Dutch Shell 3.79%
2: Novartis Ag 3.54%
3: Ing Groep Nv 3.27%
4: Vinci 3.17%
5: Astrazeneca 2.50%
6: Aia Group 2.46%
7: Vodafone Group 2.35%
8: Mitsubishi Corp 2.18%
9: Australia New Zealand Banking Group 2.13%
10: Sanofi 2.10%
Holdings represent 27.49% of portfolio
Top 10 holdings as of 09/30/19
1: Royal Dutch Shell 3.97%
2: Novartis Ag 3.62%
3: Vinci 3.13%
4: Ing Groep Nv 3.12%
5: Aia Group 2.41%
6: Astrazeneca 2.36%
7: Vodafone Group 2.36%
8: Australia New Zealand Banking Group 2.30%
9: Suncor Energy 2.29%
10: Sanofi 2.17%
Holdings represent 27.73% of portfolio
Top 10 holdings as of 08/31/19
1: Novartis Ag 3.90%
2: Royal Dutch Shell 3.88%
3: Vinci 3.30%
4: Ing Groep Nv 2.96%
5: Aia Group 2.57%
6: Astrazeneca 2.44%
7: Vodafone Group 2.32%
8: Australia New Zealand Banking Group 2.23%
9: Mitsubishi Corp 2.22%
10: Suncor Energy 2.21%
Holdings represent 28.03% of portfolio
Top 10 holdings as of 07/31/19
1: Royal Dutch Shell 4.26%
2: Novartis Ag 3.84%
3: Ing Groep Nv 3.31%
4: Vinci 2.99%
5: Aia Group 2.61%
6: Mitsubishi Corp 2.38%
7: Prudential 2.29%
8: Australia New Zealand Banking Group 2.28%
9: Astrazeneca 2.27%
10: Vodafone Group 2.16%
Holdings represent 28.39% of portfolio


Portfolio Composition as of 10/31/19

Common stock 98.49%
Cash and net other assets 1.51%

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.Although value investing targets stocks believed to be priced too low, there is no guarantee they will appreciate.

Top Industry Sectors as of 10/31/19

Financials 26.87%
Industrials 17.90%
Health care 9.60%
Consumer staples 8.18%
Communication services 7.97%
Energy 7.72%
Materials 5.94%
Consumer discretionary 4.57%
Information technology 4.52%
 
Other
6.73%
Utilities 4.13%
Cash and net other assets 1.51%
Real estate 1.09%

Country Allocation as of 10/31/19

Japan 21.93%
United Kingdom 21.36%
France 13.44%
Switzerland 7.28%
Netherlands 5.92%
Australia 5.45%
Canada 4.55%
Germany 4.20%
Ireland 3.69%
 
Other
12.18%
Hong Kong 2.46%
South Korea 1.86%
Cash and net other assets 1.51%
Sweden 1.49%
Spain 1.26%
Finland 1.02%
Norway 0.98%
Singapore 0.89%
Taiwan 0.71%

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.Although value investing targets stocks believed to be priced too low, there is no guarantee they will appreciate.

‡ 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 8.00%
2 8.00%
3 8.00%
4 7.00%
5 6.00%
6 5.00%
7 4.00%
8 3.00%
9+ 0.00%