Putnam Advisor Preferred

Putnam Sustainable Leaders Subaccount

The subaccount seeks long-term capital appreciation.

Fund description

The subaccount invests in companies of all sizes across a range of industry sectors. The management team looks for stocks of innovative companies that are positioned in sectors believed to offer exceptional growth potential. The fund targets companies with strong management and superior financial characteristics.

Sales story

Investing in sustainability leadershipCommitted companies The subaccount invests in companies we believe have strong fundamentals linked to leadership in financially material sustainability issues.Active research process A framework grounded in fundamental research, enhanced by a focus on material sustainability issues, drives investment decisions. Experienced team An experienced, dedicated sustainable investing team is integrated with Putnam's equity research group.

Management team

Daily pricing as of 07/12/24

with optional enhanced death benefits
Unit Value $25.45987 $24.540909
Unit Value Change 0.162536 0.15657

Lipper ranking ‡ as of 05/31/24

Category: Large-Cap Core Funds

  Percentile ranking Rank/Funds in category
10 yrs. 3% 3/130
1 yr. 6% 11/204
3 yrs. 65% 100/155
5 yrs. 25% 35/142

‡ 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 06/30/24

Fiscal Year End December
Asset Class Putnam Advisor Preferred
Subaccount Status Open to new investors
Number of issues 56
Turnover (fiscal year end) 35%
Net Assets $967M
Inception Date 05/02/94


Performance as of 06/30/24

Annualized Performance Last Quarter Year
to Date
1 yr. 3 yrs. 5 yrs. 10 yrs. Life of
Restated performance
Unit Value 4.40% 18.32% 28.58% 6.05% 13.08% 11.91% 7.99%
Standardized 2.40% 16.32% 26.58% 6.05% 13.08% 11.91% 7.99%
With optional enhanced death benefit
Unit Value 4.36% 18.23% 28.39% 5.90% 12.91% 11.74% 7.83%
Standardized 2.36% 16.23% 26.39% 5.90% 12.91% 11.74% 7.83%
Actual performance
Unit Value 4.40% 18.32% 28.58% 6.05% 13.08% 11.91% 4.39%
Standardized 2.40% 16.32% 26.58% 6.05% 13.08% 11.91% 4.39%
With optional enhanced death benefit
Unit Value 4.36% 18.23% 28.39% 5.90% 12.91% 11.74% 5.43%
Standardized 2.36% 16.23% 26.39% 5.90% 12.91% 11.74% 5.43%

Annual Performance at NAV

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
11.62% -1.94% 6.02% 27.10% -3.16% 34.11% 26.62% 21.50% -24.18% 24.03%
With optional enhanced death benefit
11.45% -2.08% 5.85% 26.91% -3.31% 33.91% 26.43% 21.31% -24.29% 23.85%

Restated performance

Monthly as of 06/30/24

Unit Value 3.57%
Standardized 1.57%

YTD as of 07/12/24

Unit Value 21.73%
Standardized 19.73%

With optional enhanced death benefit

Monthly as of 06/30/24

Unit Value 3.55%
Standardized 1.55%

YTD as of 07/12/24

Unit Value 21.63%
Standardized 19.63%

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 Everlake variable annuities are flexible-premium deferred variable annuities issued by Everlake Life Insurance Company (Everlake Life); underwritten by Everlake 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 Everlake at 1-800-390-1277. Read the prospectuses carefully before investing.

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Risk Characteristics as of 05/31/24

Alpha (%) -2.26
Beta 1.04
R Squared 0.96
Standard Deviation (3 yrs.) 18.65


Microsoft Corp 8.69%
Apple 7.50%
Nvidia Corp 7.04%
Amazon.Com 4.62%
Walmart 2.79%
Boston Scientific Corp 2.54%
Eli Lilly 2.23%
Constellation Energy Corp 2.09%
Visa 2.00%
Linde 1.97%
Top 10 holdings, total: 41.46%

Top 10 holdings as of 05/31/24
1: Microsoft Corp 8.69%
2: Apple 7.50%
3: Nvidia Corp 7.04%
4: Amazon.Com 4.62%
5: Walmart 2.79%
6: Boston Scientific Corp 2.54%
7: Eli Lilly 2.23%
8: Constellation Energy Corp 2.09%
9: Visa 2.00%
10: Linde 1.97%
Holdings represent 41.46% of portfolio
Top 10 holdings as of 04/30/24
1: Microsoft Corp 8.57%
2: Apple 6.99%
3: Nvidia Corp 5.84%
4: Amazon.Com 4.82%
5: Boston Scientific Corp 2.74%
6: Walmart 2.65%
7: Constellation Energy Corp 2.27%
8: Eli Lilly 2.23%
9: Ingersoll Rand 2.12%
10: Linde 2.10%
Holdings represent 40.33% of portfolio
Top 10 holdings as of 03/31/24
1: Microsoft Corp 9.04%
2: Apple 6.62%
3: Nvidia Corp 5.86%
4: Amazon.Com 4.68%
5: Salesforce 2.53%
6: Walmart 2.52%
7: Boston Scientific Corp 2.45%
8: Constellation Energy Corp 2.38%
9: Eli Lilly 2.32%
10: Ingersoll Rand 2.17%
Holdings represent 40.57% of portfolio
Top 10 holdings as of 02/29/24
1: Microsoft Corp 9.03%
2: Apple 7.09%
3: Nvidia Corp 5.21%
4: Amazon.Com 4.65%
5: Salesforce 2.63%
6: Walmart 2.50%
7: Constellation Energy Corp 2.43%
8: Boston Scientific Corp 2.41%
9: Visa 2.34%
10: Eli Lilly 2.29%
Holdings represent 40.58% of portfolio

Portfolio Composition as of 05/31/24

Common stock 99.51%
Cash and net other assets 0.49%

Consider these risks before investing: 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. Growth stocks may be more susceptible to earnings disappointments, and the market may not favor growth-style investing. Investments in small and/or midsize companies increase the risk of greater price fluctuations. International investing involves currency, economic, and political risks. Emerging-market securities have illiquidity and volatility risks. The fund's investment strategy of investing in companies that exhibit a commitment to sustainable business practices may result in the fund investing in securities or industry sectors that underperform the market as a whole or underperform other funds that do not invest with a sustainable focus. From time to time, the fund may invest a significant portion of its assets in companies in one or more related industries or sectors, which would make the fund more vulnerable to adverse developments affecting those industries or sectors. In evaluating an investment opportunity, we may make investment decisions based on information and data that is incomplete or inaccurate. Due to changes in the products or services of the companies in which the fund invests, the fund may temporarily hold securities that are inconsistent with its sustainable investment criteria. 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.

Sector weightings as of 05/31/24

Information technology 35.78%
Health care 15.91%
Consumer discretionary 11.63%
Financials 10.55%
Industrials 7.06%
Materials 6.59%
Consumer staples 4.15%
Utilities 3.74%
Real estate 2.47%
Communication services 1.63%
Cash and net other assets 0.49%


Sales Charges/Fees

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


Year Percent
1 2.00%
2 1.00%
3+ 0.00%