Putnam Advisor Plus

Putnam Small Cap Growth Subaccount

The subaccount seeks long-term growth of capital.

Fund description

The subaccount invests primarily in small and midsize companies, seeking hidden opportunities in stocks with growth potential that has been relatively unnoticed by investors. The portfolio can own growth and value stocks without a bias toward either style.

Sales story

Uncovering high-quality and fast-growing small-cap companiesCombining quality and aggressive growthWe believe portfolios that balance exposure to high-quality and aggressive growth small-cap stocks can offer strong risk-adjusted return potential.Research-intensive processOur fundamental investment process focuses on identifying growth opportunities where the market has undervalued the duration or magnitude of a company's growth potential.Long-term investment horizonWe seek to invest over a multiyear horizon to harness the power of compounding growth and embed risk management at multiple levels.

Management team

Daily pricing as of 07/11/24

with optional enhanced death benefits
Unit Value $57.321699 $55.507586
Unit Value Change 1.077542 1.043221

Lipper ranking ‡ as of 05/31/24

Category: Small-Cap Growth Funds

  Percentile ranking Rank/Funds in category
10 yrs. 41% 33/81
1 yr. 4% 3/85
3 yrs. 3% 2/85
5 yrs. 3% 2/85

‡ 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 Plus
Subaccount Status Open to new investors
Number of issues 92
Turnover (fiscal year end) 58%
Net Assets $31M
Inception Date 05/01/03


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 -1.29% 14.08% 20.14% 1.09% 10.73% 7.13% 8.43%
Standardized -9.19% 6.08% 12.14% -1.59% 9.92% 7.13% 8.43%
With optional enhanced death benefit
Unit Value -1.33% 14.00% 19.96% 0.94% 10.57% 6.97% 8.27%
Standardized -9.22% 6.00% 11.96% -1.75% 9.75% 6.97% 8.27%
Actual performance
Unit Value -1.29% 14.08% 20.14% 1.09% 10.73% 7.13% 8.43%
Standardized -9.19% 6.08% 12.14% -1.59% 9.92% 7.13% 8.43%
With optional enhanced death benefit
Unit Value -1.33% 14.00% 19.96% 0.94% 10.57% 6.97% 8.27%
Standardized -9.22% 6.00% 11.96% -1.75% 9.75% 6.97% 8.27%

Annual Performance at NAV

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
5.34% -9.09% 13.68% 6.21% -15.23% 35.25% 46.00% 12.05% -29.45% 21.18%
With optional enhanced death benefit
5.18% -9.23% 13.51% 6.05% -15.35% 35.05% 45.78% 11.88% -29.55% 21.00%

Restated performance

Monthly as of 06/30/24

Unit Value 2.07%
Standardized -5.93%

YTD as of 07/11/24

Unit Value 17.95%
Standardized 9.95%

With optional enhanced death benefit

Monthly as of 06/30/24

Unit Value 2.06%
Standardized -5.94%

YTD as of 07/11/24

Unit Value 17.85%
Standardized 9.85%

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 (%) 6.20
Beta 0.94
R Squared 0.92
Standard Deviation (3 yrs.) 22.13


Super Micro Computer 2.68%
Comfort Systems Usa 2.46%
Medpace Holdings 2.09%
Nova 2.08%
Encompass Health Corp 2.02%
Carpenter Technology Corp 1.92%
Descartes Systems Group The 1.92%
Texas Roadhouse 1.77%
Verra Mobility Corp 1.76%
Vertex 1.75%
Top 10 holdings, total: 20.47%

Top 10 holdings as of 05/31/24
1: Super Micro Computer 2.68%
2: Comfort Systems Usa 2.46%
3: Medpace Holdings 2.09%
4: Nova 2.08%
5: Encompass Health Corp 2.02%
6: Carpenter Technology Corp 1.92%
7: Descartes Systems Group The 1.92%
8: Texas Roadhouse 1.77%
9: Verra Mobility Corp 1.76%
10: Vertex 1.75%
Holdings represent 20.47% of portfolio
Top 10 holdings as of 04/30/24
1: Super Micro Computer 3.16%
2: Comfort Systems Usa 2.77%
3: Medpace Holdings 2.30%
4: Encompass Health Corp 2.08%
5: Installed Building Products 2.01%
6: Descartes Systems Group The 1.98%
7: Eagle Materials 1.89%
8: Nova 1.83%
9: Ati 1.75%
10: Onto Innovation 1.72%
Holdings represent 21.48% of portfolio
Top 10 holdings as of 03/31/24
1: Super Micro Computer 3.52%
2: Comfort Systems Usa 2.73%
3: Medpace Holdings 2.27%
4: Kinsale Capital Group 2.23%
5: Installed Building Products 2.13%
6: Eagle Materials 1.97%
7: Nova 1.80%
8: Encompass Health Corp 1.78%
9: Manhattan Associates 1.76%
10: Onto Innovation 1.72%
Holdings represent 21.91% of portfolio
Top 10 holdings as of 02/29/24
1: Super Micro Computer 3.02%
2: Comfort Systems Usa 2.81%
3: Kinsale Capital Group 2.37%
4: Medpace Holdings 2.36%
5: Installed Building Products 2.10%
6: Eagle Materials 1.93%
7: Manhattan Associates 1.91%
8: Nova 1.87%
9: Onto Innovation 1.85%
10: Simpson Manufacturing 1.82%
Holdings represent 22.03% of portfolio

Portfolio Composition as of 05/31/24

Common stock 99.86%
Cash and net other assets 0.14%

Consider these risks before investing: Investments in small and/or midsize companies increase the risk of greater price fluctuations. Growth stocks may be more susceptible to earnings disappointments, and the market may not favor growth-style 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. These risks are generally greater for small and midsize companies. 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. 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

Industrials 25.55%
Information technology 23.45%
Health care 18.42%
Consumer discretionary 11.81%
Materials 6.46%
Financials 4.87%
Energy 4.20%
Consumer staples 3.64%
Real estate 1.47%
Cash and net other assets 0.14%


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%