Putnam Allstate Advisor Preferred

Putnam International Growth Subaccount

The subaccount seeks long-term capital appreciation.

Fund Description

The subaccount invests in companies outside the United States experiencing rapid earnings, sales, and business unit growth, and with the potential for positive earnings surprises. The fund invests primarily in large and midsize companies with superior competitive positions within their industries.

Sales Story

Harnessing the potential of international growth companiesInternational growth: The fund invests in international companies with above-average earnings growth primarily from developed international markets.Diverse companies: The portfolio includes large companies that dominate their industries and midsize companies that are emerging leaders with strong future potential.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 04/23/14

with optional enhanced death benefits
Unit Value $9.216083 $9.021398
Unit Value Change 0.008647 0.008427

‡ Lipper Ranking as of 03/31/14

Category: International Growth-PCM

  Percentile ranking Rank/Funds in category
10 yrs. 41% 32/78
1 yr. 20% 25/126
3 yrs. 73% 86/118
5 yrs. 36% 39/109

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. The fund invests all or a portion of its assets in small to midsize companies. Such investments increase the risk of greater price fluctuations. 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.

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.