Putnam Hartford Capital Manager
Putnam Global Utilities Subaccount
The subaccount seeks capital growth and current income.
The subaccount pursues its objective of growth and income by targeting a wide range of utilities, including natural gas, electric, and communication services companies. By investing in stocks and bonds of well-managed utilities that Putnam believes are priced below their underlying worth, the subaccount seeks consistent performance in all market environments.
Investing in the utilities sectorA dynamic sector: From distribution to power storage, the fund seeks out companies that profit from the growth of and demand for utilities.A diversified approach: The fund may invest in domestic and foreign markets, and companies of different sizes across several industries and varying degrees of regulation.Actively managed: Unlike passively managed ETFs, Putnam global sector funds combine rigorous fundamental research and disciplined quantitative analysis with macroeconomic views.
- Sheba M. Alexander, CFA (Investing since 1995)
Risk Characteristics as of 12/31/16
|Standard deviation (3 yrs.)||11.73|
The fund concentrates its investments in one region or in one sector and involves more risk than a fund that invests more broadly. 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.
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