Putnam Allstate Advisor Plus

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 03/05/21

with optional enhanced death benefits
Unit Value $12.692077 $12.292452
Unit Value Change 0.075537 0.073109

Lipper ranking ‡ as of 01/31/21

Category: International Multi-Cp Core Fds

  Percentile ranking Rank/Funds in category
10 yrs. 23% 11/47
1 yr. 21% 17/81
3 yrs. 60% 46/76
5 yrs. 51% 35/69

‡ 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 02/28/21

Fiscal Year End December
Asset Class Putnam Allstate Advisor Plus
Subaccount Status Open to new investors
Number of issues 67
Turnover (fiscal year end) 110%
Net Assets $233M
Inception Date 01/02/97


Performance as of 12/31/20

Annualized Performance Last Quarter Year
to Date
1 yr. 3 yrs. 5 yrs. 10 yrs. Life of
Restated performance
Unit Value 14.46% 10.30% 10.30% 2.63% 5.27% 3.74% 4.18%
Standardized 6.46% 2.30% 2.30% 0.04% 4.27% 3.74% 4.18%
With optional enhanced death benefit
Unit Value 14.42% 10.14% 10.14% 2.48% 5.11% 3.58% 4.02%
Standardized 6.42% 2.14% 2.14% -0.13% 4.11% 3.58% 4.02%
Actual performance
Unit Value 14.46% 10.30% 10.30% 2.63% 5.27% 3.74% 0.91%
Standardized 6.46% 2.30% 2.30% 0.04% 4.27% 3.74% 0.91%
With optional enhanced death benefit
Unit Value 14.42% 10.14% 10.14% 2.48% 5.11% 3.58% 0.75%
Standardized 6.42% 2.14% 2.14% -0.13% 4.11% 3.58% 0.75%

Annual Performance at NAV

2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
-18.26% 19.96% 26.02% -8.27% -1.46% -4.01% 24.56% -20.42% 23.15% 10.30%
With optional enhanced death benefit
-18.39% 19.78% 25.83% -8.41% -1.61% -4.16% 24.37% -20.54% 22.97% 10.14%

Restated performance

Monthly as of 02/28/21

Unit Value 2.35%
Standardized -5.65%

YTD as of 03/05/21

Unit Value 0.93%
Standardized -7.07%

With optional enhanced death benefit

Monthly as of 02/28/21

Unit Value 2.33%
Standardized -5.67%

YTD as of 03/05/21

Unit Value 0.90%
Standardized -7.10%

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.

Risk Characteristics as of 01/31/21

Alpha (%) -0.58
Beta 0.96
R Squared 0.95
Standard Deviation (3 yrs.) 17.40


Aia Group 2.84%
Sony Corp 2.74%
Bhp Group 2.35%
Schneider Electric 2.24%
Diageo 2.20%
Prudential 2.19%
Thales 2.18%
Asahi Group Holdings 2.12%
Edp - Energias De Portugal 2.05%
Orsted As 1.91%
Top 10 holdings, total: 22.82%

Top 10 holdings as of 01/31/21
1: Aia Group 2.84%
2: Sony Corp 2.74%
3: Bhp Group 2.35%
4: Schneider Electric 2.24%
5: Diageo 2.20%
6: Prudential 2.19%
7: Thales 2.18%
8: Asahi Group Holdings 2.12%
9: Edp - Energias De Portugal 2.05%
10: Orsted As 1.91%
Holdings represent 22.82% of portfolio
Top 10 holdings as of 12/31/20
1: Sony Corp 3.05%
2: Aia Group 2.86%
3: Prudential 2.41%
4: Bhp Group 2.23%
5: Schneider Electric 2.14%
6: Diageo 2.09%
7: Thales 2.04%
8: Samsung Electronics 2.02%
9: Nexi Spa 1.97%
10: Edp - Energias De Portugal 1.94%
Holdings represent 22.75% of portfolio
Top 10 holdings as of 11/30/20
1: Sony Corp 2.99%
2: Aia Group 2.68%
3: Schneider Electric 2.17%
4: Unilever 2.16%
5: Thales 2.16%
6: Prudential 2.16%
7: Diageo 2.14%
8: Bhp Group 2.01%
9: Anglo American 1.98%
10: Nexi Spa 1.97%
Holdings represent 22.42% of portfolio
Top 10 holdings as of 10/31/20
1: Sony Corp 3.01%
2: Aia Group 2.45%
3: Unilever Nv 2.37%
4: Schneider Electric 2.29%
5: Nintendo 2.15%
6: Lonza Group Ag 2.05%
7: Diageo 2.03%
8: Orsted A/S 1.97%
9: Adidas AG 1.90%
10: Abb Limited 1.84%
Holdings represent 22.06% of portfolio

Portfolio Composition as of 01/31/21

Common stock 95.76%
Cash and net other assets 2.56%
Preferred stock 1.68%

Consider these risks before investing: International investing involves currency, economic, and political risks. Emerging-market securities carry illiquidity and volatility risks. Investments focused in a single region may be affected by common economic forces and other factors. In addition, events in any one country within the region may impact the other countries or the region as a whole. Because the fund currently, and may in the future, invest significantly in European companies, the fund is particularly susceptible to economic, political, regulatory, or other events or conditions affecting issuers in Europe. European financial markets have in recent years experienced increased volatility due to concerns with some countries’ high levels of sovereign debt, budget deficits, and unemployment. Investments in small and/or midsize companies increase the risk of greater price fluctuations. Growth stocks may be more susceptible to earnings disappointments, and value stocks may fail to rebound. The value of investments in the fund’s portfolio may fall or fail to rise over extended periods of time for a variety of reasons, including general economic, political, or financial market conditions; investor sentiment and market perceptions; government actions; geopolitical events or changes; and factors related to a specific issuer, geography, industry, or sector. These and other factors may lead to increased volatility and reduced liquidity in the fund’s portfolio holdings. Risks associated with derivatives include increased investment exposure (which may be considered leverage) and, in the case of over-the-counter instruments, the potential inability to terminate or sell derivatives positions and the potential failure of the other party to the instrument to meet its obligations. Our investment techniques, analyses, and judgments may not produce the outcome we intend. The investments we select for the fund may not perform as well as other securities that we do not select for the fund. We, or the fund’s other service providers, may experience disruptions or operating errors that could have a negative effect on the fund. You can lose money by investing in the fund. 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 01/31/21

Industrials 19.00%
Financials 18.64%
Consumer discretionary 12.24%
Materials 11.74%
Information technology 11.37%
Consumer staples 7.59%
Health care 6.76%
Utilities 3.96%
Communication services 3.08%
Cash and net other assets 2.56%
Energy 1.58%
Real estate 1.48%

Country Allocation as of 01/31/21

Japan 18.93%
United Kingdom 14.97%
Germany 10.13%
France 10.00%
Switzerland 8.42%
South Korea 3.82%
Netherlands 3.31%
Ireland 3.21%
Denmark 3.14%
Italy 3.14%
Hong Kong 2.84%
Cash and net other assets 2.56%
Australia 2.35%
United States 2.29%
Portugal 2.05%
Spain 1.72%
India 1.58%
Taiwan 1.53%
United Arab Emirates 1.39%
Russia 0.97%
Norway 0.91%
Greece 0.74%


Sales Charges/Fees

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


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%