Growth opportunities fund

Blending investment themes with fundamental research

Putnam Growth Opportunities Fund

Putnam Growth Opportunities Fund has a Overall Morningstar Rating™

out of 1,129 funds in the Large Growth category based on total return as of 10/31/22.

Putnam Growth Opportunities Fund

Growth themes and companies that benefit from them

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.

Putnam Growth Opportunities Fund
Putnam Growth Opportunities Fund
Putnam Growth Opportunities Fund

Explore our 12 themes and stock stories

The Growth Opportunites Fund team believes could drive sustained growth for businesses over a multi-year time horizon.

Viral effects
Many businesses that were resilient and strong through the pandemic lockdowns have become even stronger, taking market share and further cementing their competitive moats. Learn more about one of them, a developer of leading-edge diagnostic tools.
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Cloud infrastructure and software
Businesses are increasingly shifting their information technology systems to cloud storage. See which business we believe can achieve an annual growth rate of more than 30% by 2023.
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Increased screen time
In 2019, for the first time, U.S. consumers spent more time with on mobile devices than watching TV. See which company with high free cash flow margins could grow EPS by 20% annually over the next three-plus years.
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Digital marketing
More companies are recognizing the importance of digital marketing in driving business growth. Learn about one that is in a unique position to deliver effective marketing campaigns to targeted audiences.
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Humanization of pets
Pets increasingly receive the same level of attention, care, and health maintenance as human family members do. See which company has spent more on R&D over the past five years than all of its competitors combined.
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A healthier tomorrow
People around the globe are prioritizing exercise, diet, and environmental health, and they are seeking greater access to and control over their personal health data. See which leading retailer we believe will benefit from this trend.
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Personalized medicine
The genetic makeup of patients will become increasingly important in the therapy and treatment they receive. See which company opened the world’s largest dedicated cell and gene therapy facility in 2018.
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Autonomous and electric vehicles
The revenue opportunity for semiconductor companies that supply these markets is growing at above-market rates. See which company already has decades of experience providing hardware and software for automakers.
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5G connectivity and the Internet of things
The rapid growth in connected devices and systems will drive carriers to invest rapidly in 5G networks. See one business we believe will benefit as companies make this transition.
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E-commerce and payment processing
The U.S. e-commerce market has grown 16% annually since 2001, and peer-to-peer electronic money transfers have rapidly become more common. See which company we believe has a distinct advantage with its near-universal merchant acceptance and large consumer base.
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The experience economy
The appeal of experiences has become more widespread after the pandemic lockdowns in 2020. This demand, combined with higher levels of personal savings, should help a number of businesses grow at above-market rates for an extended period of time.
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Controlled distribution
How companies sell and distribute their products and services can offer a distinct advantage. See which company gained its leadership position by building customer relationships.
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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.

Richard E. Bodzy

Portfolio Manager

14 years in the industry

13 years at Putnam Investments

Gregory D. McCullough, CFA

Portfolio Manager, Analyst

14 years in the industry

3 years at Putnam Investments

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