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Growth Opportunities Fund:
Blending investment themes with deep fundamental research
A thematic approach is a distinctive feature of the fund. The team analyzes global trends, as well as problems and potential solutions, to identify which themes could drive sustained growth for businesses over a multi-year time horizon. See fund details.
Durable growth themes and companies that benefit from them
Explore 12 themes that the Growth Opportunities Fund team believes could drive sustained growth for businesses over a multi-year time horizon.
A four-star Overall rating from Morningstar™
The combination of deep fundamental research and a thematic approach has led to solid performance for the portfolio. Putnam Growth Opportunities Fund received a five-star Morningstar rating for 3-, 5-, and 10-year performance, as well as a five-star Overall rating.
Portfolio snapshot as of 12/31/21
|Number of holdings||53|
|Price to earnings||36.61|
|Up-market (3 yrs.)||94.69|
|Down-market (3 yrs.)||93.77|
Four-star Morningstar Ratings™ as of 12/31/21
|Time period||Funds in category||Morningstar Rating™|
Meet the managers: A commitment to deep fundamental research
Learn more about the fund's theme-based strategy and the experiences that shaped the managers' investing approach.
Insights from Putnam's equity team
Putnam's equity portfolio managers and analysts offer their perspectives on investing, the economy, and the financial markets.
In our view, despite the elongated pandemic and fears about inflation, the bull market remains intact, supported by strong earnings growth and higher-than-expected P/E multiples applied to those earnings.