Putnam Allstate Advisor Preferred

Putnam Capital Opportunities 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

Seeking opportunities in small and midsize companiesSmaller companies: Often overlooked by Wall Street analysts, the stocks of smaller companies can represent attractive opportunities to firms with strong research capabilities.A flexible strategy: The fund can own growth- or value-style stocks, allowing it to seek opportunities regardless of which style is in favor.Differentiated research: The portfolio managers select stocks in a collaborative effort that emphasizes non-consensus critical thinking.

Management team

Daily pricing as of 08/13/18

with optional enhanced death benefits
Unit Value $31.505253 $30.779947
Unit Value Change -0.19565 -0.19153

Lipper ranking ‡ as of 06/30/18

Category: Small-Cap Core Funds

  Percentile ranking Rank/Funds in category
10 yrs. 75% 94/126
1 yr. 96% 161/168
3 yrs. 94% 152/161
5 yrs. 97% 148/153

The subaccount 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.

‡ 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 07/31/18

Fiscal Year End December
Asset Class Putnam Allstate Advisor Preferred
Subaccount Status Open to new investors
Number of issues 110
Turnover (fiscal year end) 157%
Net Assets $28M
Inception Date 05/01/03

Performance

Performance as of 06/30/18

Annualized Performance Last Quarter Year
to Date
1 yr. 3 yrs. 5 yrs. 10 yrs. Life of
subaccount
Restated performance
Unit Value 4.73% 4.95% 8.53% 5.32% 7.18% 7.87% 7.88%
Standardized 2.73% 2.95% 6.53% 5.32% 7.18% 7.87% 7.88%
With optional enhanced death benefit
Unit Value 4.69% 4.87% 8.37% 5.16% 7.01% 7.70% 7.71%
Standardized 2.69% 2.87% 6.37% 5.16% 7.01% 7.70% 7.71%
Actual performance
Unit Value 4.73% 4.95% 8.53% 5.32% 7.18% 7.87% 7.88%
Standardized 2.73% 2.95% 6.53% 5.32% 7.18% 7.87% 7.88%
With optional enhanced death benefit
Unit Value -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Standardized -- -- -- -- -- -- --

Annual Performance at NAV

2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
-36.26% 43.22% 27.40% -7.65% 12.48% 31.89% 5.28% -9.14% 13.62% 6.15%
With optional enhanced death benefit
-36.35% 43.00% 27.21% -7.79% 12.30% 31.69% 5.12% -9.27% 13.45% 5.99%

Restated performance

Monthly as of 07/31/18

Unit Value 0.95%
Standardized -1.05%

YTD as of 08/13/18

Unit Value 4.73%
Standardized 2.73%

With optional enhanced death benefit

Monthly as of 07/31/18

Unit Value 0.93%
Standardized -1.07%

YTD as of 08/13/18

Unit Value 4.63%
Standardized 2.63%

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 Hartford products are flexible-premium variable annuities issued by Hartford Life and Annuity Insurance Company, 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 Hartford 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 Hartford at 1-800-521-0538 or Allstate at 1-800-390-1277.

The subaccount 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.

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.


Holdings

Top 10 holdings as of 06/30/18

Summit Materials 2.64%
Costar Group 2.22%
Talend 2.22%
Godaddy 2.19%
Discovery 2.12%
Burlington Stores 2.03%
Orion Engineered Carbons 1.83%
Instructure 1.78%
Everbridge 1.72%
Hamilton Lane 1.72%
Top 10 holdings, total: 20.47%

Equity Holdings as of 06/30/18

SUMMIT MATERIALS INC -CL A 2.64%
COSTAR GROUP INC 2.22%
TALEND SA - ADR 2.22%
GODADDY INC - CLASS A 2.19%
BURLINGTON STORES INC 2.03%
ORION ENGINEERED CARBONS SA 1.83%
INSTRUCTURE INC 1.78%
EVERBRIDGE INC 1.72%
HAMILTON LANE INC-CLASS A 1.72%
INVESTMENT TECHNOLOGY GROUP 1.70%
GAMING AND LEISURE PROPERTIE 1.69%
RADIAN GROUP INC 1.64%
JOHN BEAN TECHNOLOGIES CORP 1.60%
QAD INC-A 1.57%
OSHKOSH CORP 1.54%
DXC TECHNOLOGY CO 1.53%
LOGMEIN INC 1.49%
MALIBU BOATS INC - A 1.44%
DISCOVERY INC-C 1.40%
EAST WEST BANCORP INC 1.40%
SBA COMMUNICATIONS CORP 1.40%
OWENS CORNING 1.39%
MEDICINES COMPANY 1.33%
AT HOME GROUP INC 1.32%
LIBERTY MEDIA COR-SIRIUSXM C 1.31%
SERVICE CORP INTERNATIONAL 1.31%
W.R. GRACE & CO 1.28%
LIBERTY MEDIA CORP-LIBERTY-C 1.26%
PEOPLES BANCORP INC 1.26%
UMPQUA HOLDINGS CORP 1.25%
BALL CORP 1.24%
JAZZ PHARMACEUTICALS PLC 1.24%
EASTERLY GOVERNMENT PROPERTI 1.23%
L3 TECHNOLOGIES INC 1.22%
PROTO LABS INC 1.15%
GRAPHIC PACKAGING HOLDING CO 1.09%
CAVIUM INC 1.02%
RIGHTMOVE PLC 1.01%
HUNT (JB) TRANSPRT SVCS INC 1.00%
EMPLOYERS HOLDINGS INC 0.99%
SMITH (A.O.) CORP 0.98%
WP CAREY INC 0.97%
CLOVIS ONCOLOGY INC 0.96%
E*TRADE FINANCIAL CORPORATION 0.94%
ENCANA CORP 0.86%
ASSURED GUARANTY LTD 0.84%
BROOKS AUTOMATION INC 0.83%
BRUNSWICK CORP 0.81%
FMC CORP 0.81%
PENUMBRA INC 0.80%
CRAFT BREW ALLIANCE INC 0.79%
EPLUS INC 0.79%
DIPLOMAT PHARMACY INC 0.77%
SIMPLY GOOD FOODS CO/THE 0.77%
FIRST REPUBLIC BANK/CA 0.76%
BIO-RAD LABORATORIES-A 0.75%
VALMONT INDUSTRIES 0.74%
ALLIANT ENERGY CORP 0.72%
DISCOVERY INC - A 0.72%
ALLETE INC 0.70%
NRG ENERGY INC 0.69%
BIOMARIN PHARMACEUTICAL INC 0.68%
IRONWOOD PHARMACEUTICALS INC 0.67%
OLD NATIONAL BANCORP 0.66%
ATARA BIOTHERAPEUTICS INC 0.65%
GTT COMMUNICATIONS INC 0.64%
OGE ENERGY CORP 0.61%
TELEFLEX INC 0.61%
POPULAR INC 0.60%
SEVEN GENERATIONS ENERGY - A 0.60%
ST JAMES'S PLACE PLC 0.59%
LIVE NATION ENTERTAINMENT IN 0.58%
PARTY CITY HOLDCO INC 0.58%
TEXAS CAPITAL BANCSHARES INC 0.58%
PJT PARTNERS INC - A 0.55%
BANDWIDTH INC-CLASS A 0.53%
DAVE & BUSTER'S ENTERTAINMEN 0.52%
EVERCORE INC - A 0.52%
PACWEST BANCORP 0.50%
HOLLYFRONTIER CORP 0.46%
WHITING PETROLEUM CORP 0.46%
SANDERSON FARMS INC 0.45%
BLUEBIRD BIO INC 0.44%
WELLCARE HEALTH PLANS INC 0.44%
IDACORP INC 0.42%
GENMARK DIAGNOSTICS INC 0.39%
WYNDHAM HOTELS & RESORTS INC 0.39%
ALNYLAM PHARMACEUTICALS INC 0.38%
WPX ENERGY INC 0.38%
EDGEWELL PERSONAL CARE CO 0.36%
HTG MOLECULAR DIAGNOSTICS 0.33%
LOXO ONCOLOGY INC 0.32%
NUVISTA ENERGY LTD 0.32%
PARSLEY ENERGY INC-CLASS A 0.32%
ARRAY BIOPHARMA INC 0.31%
CALLAWAY GOLF COMPANY 0.27%
RH 0.26%
PATTERSON-UTI ENERGY INC 0.23%
RANGE RESOURCES CORP 0.23%
SELECT ENERGY SERVICES INC-A 0.22%
DR PEPPER SNAPPLE GROUP INC 0.21%
TRANSUNION 0.21%
OCEANEERING INTL INC 0.20%
OIL STATES INTERNATIONAL INC 0.20%
EXTRACTION OIL & GAS INC 0.19%
IMMUNOGEN INC 0.16%
NEKTAR THERAPEUTICS 0.15%
LIBERTY OILFIELD SERVICES -A 0.11%
EVERGY INC 0.09%
DIAMONDBACK ENERGY INC 0.08%
CHESAPEAKE ENERGY CORP 0.05%

Full Portfolio Holdings as of 06/30/18

SUMMIT MATERIALS INC -CL A 2.64%
COSTAR GROUP INC 2.22%
TALEND SA - ADR 2.22%
GODADDY INC - CLASS A 2.19%
BURLINGTON STORES INC 2.03%
ORION ENGINEERED CARBONS SA 1.83%
INSTRUCTURE INC 1.78%
EVERBRIDGE INC 1.72%
HAMILTON LANE INC-CLASS A 1.72%
INVESTMENT TECHNOLOGY GROUP 1.70%
GAMING AND LEISURE PROPERTIE 1.69%
RADIAN GROUP INC 1.64%
JOHN BEAN TECHNOLOGIES CORP 1.60%
QAD INC-A 1.57%
OSHKOSH CORP 1.54%
DXC TECHNOLOGY CO 1.53%
LOGMEIN INC 1.49%
MALIBU BOATS INC - A 1.44%
DISCOVERY INC-C 1.40%
EAST WEST BANCORP INC 1.40%
SBA COMMUNICATIONS CORP 1.40%
OWENS CORNING 1.39%
MEDICINES COMPANY 1.33%
AT HOME GROUP INC 1.32%
LIBERTY MEDIA COR-SIRIUSXM C 1.31%
SERVICE CORP INTERNATIONAL 1.31%
W.R. GRACE & CO 1.28%
LIBERTY MEDIA CORP-LIBERTY-C 1.26%
PEOPLES BANCORP INC 1.26%
UMPQUA HOLDINGS CORP 1.25%
BALL CORP 1.24%
JAZZ PHARMACEUTICALS PLC 1.24%
EASTERLY GOVERNMENT PROPERTI 1.23%
L3 TECHNOLOGIES INC 1.22%
PROTO LABS INC 1.15%
GRAPHIC PACKAGING HOLDING CO 1.09%
CAVIUM INC 1.02%
RIGHTMOVE PLC 1.01%
HUNT (JB) TRANSPRT SVCS INC 1.00%
EMPLOYERS HOLDINGS INC 0.99%
SMITH (A.O.) CORP 0.98%
WP CAREY INC 0.97%
CLOVIS ONCOLOGY INC 0.96%
E*TRADE FINANCIAL CORPORATION 0.94%
ENCANA CORP 0.86%
ASSURED GUARANTY LTD 0.84%
BROOKS AUTOMATION INC 0.83%
BRUNSWICK CORP 0.81%
FMC CORP 0.81%
PENUMBRA INC 0.80%
CRAFT BREW ALLIANCE INC 0.79%
EPLUS INC 0.79%
DIPLOMAT PHARMACY INC 0.77%
SIMPLY GOOD FOODS CO/THE 0.77%
FIRST REPUBLIC BANK/CA 0.76%
BIO-RAD LABORATORIES-A 0.75%
VALMONT INDUSTRIES 0.74%
ALLIANT ENERGY CORP 0.72%
DISCOVERY INC - A 0.72%
ALLETE INC 0.70%
NRG ENERGY INC 0.69%
BIOMARIN PHARMACEUTICAL INC 0.68%
IRONWOOD PHARMACEUTICALS INC 0.67%
OLD NATIONAL BANCORP 0.66%
ATARA BIOTHERAPEUTICS INC 0.65%
GTT COMMUNICATIONS INC 0.64%
OGE ENERGY CORP 0.61%
TELEFLEX INC 0.61%
POPULAR INC 0.60%
SEVEN GENERATIONS ENERGY - A 0.60%
ST JAMES'S PLACE PLC 0.59%
LIVE NATION ENTERTAINMENT IN 0.58%
PARTY CITY HOLDCO INC 0.58%
TEXAS CAPITAL BANCSHARES INC 0.58%
PJT PARTNERS INC - A 0.55%
BANDWIDTH INC-CLASS A 0.53%
DAVE & BUSTER'S ENTERTAINMEN 0.52%
EVERCORE INC - A 0.52%
PACWEST BANCORP 0.50%
HOLLYFRONTIER CORP 0.46%
WHITING PETROLEUM CORP 0.46%
SANDERSON FARMS INC 0.45%
BLUEBIRD BIO INC 0.44%
WELLCARE HEALTH PLANS INC 0.44%
IDACORP INC 0.42%
GENMARK DIAGNOSTICS INC 0.39%
WYNDHAM HOTELS & RESORTS INC 0.39%
ALNYLAM PHARMACEUTICALS INC 0.38%
WPX ENERGY INC 0.38%
EDGEWELL PERSONAL CARE CO 0.36%
HTG MOLECULAR DIAGNOSTICS 0.33%
LOXO ONCOLOGY INC 0.32%
NUVISTA ENERGY LTD 0.32%
PARSLEY ENERGY INC-CLASS A 0.32%
ARRAY BIOPHARMA INC 0.31%
CALLAWAY GOLF COMPANY 0.27%
RH 0.26%
PATTERSON-UTI ENERGY INC 0.23%
RANGE RESOURCES CORP 0.23%
SELECT ENERGY SERVICES INC-A 0.22%
DR PEPPER SNAPPLE GROUP INC 0.21%
TRANSUNION 0.21%
OCEANEERING INTL INC 0.20%
OIL STATES INTERNATIONAL INC 0.20%
EXTRACTION OIL & GAS INC 0.19%
IMMUNOGEN INC 0.16%
NEKTAR THERAPEUTICS 0.15%
LIBERTY OILFIELD SERVICES -A 0.11%
EVERGY INC 0.09%
DIAMONDBACK ENERGY INC 0.08%
CHESAPEAKE ENERGY CORP 0.05%
S&P MID 400 EMINI SEP18 FAU8 -0.01%
S&P500 EMINI FUT SEP18 ESU8 -0.01%
EMIN RUSSELL 2000 SEP18 RTYU8 -0.02%

Prior top 10 holdings

Top 10 holdings as of 06/30/18
1: Summit Materials 2.64%
2: Costar Group 2.22%
3: Talend 2.22%
4: Godaddy 2.19%
5: Discovery 2.12%
6: Burlington Stores 2.03%
7: Orion Engineered Carbons 1.83%
8: Instructure 1.78%
9: Everbridge 1.72%
10: Hamilton Lane 1.72%
Holdings represent 20.47% of portfolio
Top 10 holdings as of 05/31/18
1: Summit Materials 2.88%
2: Godaddy 2.55%
3: Orion Engineered Carbons 2.14%
4: Instructure 2.06%
5: Dxc Technology 2.01%
6: Burlington Stores 1.96%
7: Everbridge 1.93%
8: Qad 1.87%
9: Talend 1.84%
10: Logmein 1.78%
Holdings represent 21.02% of portfolio
Top 10 holdings as of 04/30/18
1: Summit Materials 2.95%
2: Everbridge 2.41%
3: Godaddy 2.38%
4: Dxc Technology 2.32%
5: Orion Engineered Carbons 2.06%
6: John Bean Technologies Corp 2.02%
7: Instructure 2.01%
8: Logmein 1.89%
9: Burlington Stores 1.88%
10: Easterly Government Properties 1.71%
Holdings represent 21.63% of portfolio
Top 10 holdings as of 03/31/18
1: Summit Materials 2.96%
2: Everbridge 2.35%
3: Dxc Technology 2.25%
4: Godaddy 2.25%
5: Orion Engineered Carbons 2.08%
6: Instructure 2.07%
7: John Bean Technologies Corp 1.99%
8: Logmein 1.97%
9: Radian Group 1.97%
10: Burlington Stores 1.84%
Holdings represent 21.73% of portfolio

Portfolio Composition as of 06/30/18

Common stock 96.40%
Cash and net other assets 3.60%

Portfolio characteristics will vary over time. The unclassified sector (where applicable) includes exchange traded funds and other securities not able to be classified by sector.

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. Growth investing targets companies with above-average earnings that may be subject to price volatility if earnings expectations are not met.

Top Industry Sectors as of 06/30/18

Information technology 17.33%
Financials 16.49%
Consumer discretionary 14.20%
Industrials 12.06%
Health care 11.40%
Materials 8.89%
Real estate 5.30%
Energy 4.93%
Cash and net other assets 3.60%
 
Other
5.80%
Utilities 3.22%
Consumer staples 2.58%

Expenses

Sales Charges/Fees

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

The subaccount 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.

‡ 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 2.00%
2 1.00%
3+ 0.00%