Equity

We believe active fundamental research can identify key drivers of return that may not be fully reflected in a stock’s price, offering opportunities to potentially outperform market indexes over time.

Competitive advantages

  • Entrepreneurial approach generates independent and proactive thinking.
  • Collaborative culture promotes sharing ideas across portfolios, asset classes, and areas of sector expertise.
  • Diversity of professional experience brings a variety of perspectives to key questions.
  • Optimal organizational scale balances global presence with nimble decision-making.
  • Compensation incentive structure aligns portfolio manager performance goals with investor interests.

Equity capabilities

Putnam's equity capabilities include strategies based on style, geography, and risk. Dedicated portfolio managers and global equity analysts perform bottom-up fundamental research to evaluate key drivers of return and to identify what we believe are the best investment opportunities. Sophisticated risk management tools are used to construct portfolios to meet specific risk parameters.

Strategy Category Inception date Benchmark
Emerging Markets Equity International Equities July 31, 1997 MSCI Emerging Markets Index (ND)
Global Core Equity Global Equities July 31, 1994 MSCI World Index (ND)
MSCI All Country World Index (ND)
Non U.S. Core Equity International Equities December 31, 1986 MSCI EAFE Index (ND)
Non-U.S. Small Cap Equity Small-Cap Equities March 31, 2016 S&P Developed ex-U.S. SmallCap Index
MSCI EAFE Small Cap Index
Sustainable Future U.S. Equities November 30, 2017 Russell Midcap Growth Index
Sustainable Leaders U.S. Equities March 31, 2018 S&P 500 Index
U.S. Large Cap Growth Equity U.S. Equities January 31, 2009 Russell 1000 Growth Index
U.S. Large Cap Growth Equity Concentrated U.S. Equities March 31, 2017 Russell 1000 Growth Index
U.S. Large Cap Value Equity U.S. Equities December 31, 1992 Russell 1000 Value Index
U.S. Large Cap Value Equity Concentrated U.S. Equities November 30, 2016 Russell 1000 Value Index
U.S. Low Volatility Equity U.S. Equities September 30, 2010 Russell 1000 Index
S&P 500 Index
U.S. Small Cap Growth Equity Small-Cap Equities January 31, 2000 Russell 2000 Growth Index
U.S. Small Cap Value Equity Small-Cap Equities March 31, 1993 Russell 2000 Value Index

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Mental health is a business issue: How companies are supporting their employees

Mental health is a business issue: How companies are supporting their employees

Companies are beginning to focus more on mental health at work, and some are offering a wider range of supportive and preventive care.

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New medicines and digital tools target mental health

New medicines and digital tools target mental health

In recent years, there have been several developments for treating mental health. These innovations — which come after decades of slower-paced advances — include novel drugs and digital offerings.

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Post-election option markets show uncertainty for new reasons

Post-election option markets show uncertainty for new reasons

Two weeks after Election Day, we believe the markets have a lot more clarity, but options markets reveal uncertainty.

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