U.S. Large Cap Growth Equity Concentrated

 This strategy seeks to invest in durable growth stocks that we believe can outperform in a variety of economic environments.*

Strategy highlights

Inception date

March 31, 2017


Russell 1000 Growth Index

Total strategy assets


(as of September 2021)

Investment vehicles

  • Separate account
  • Employs a thematic approach in an effort to identify secular winners with large addressable markets
  • Combines investment themes with bottom-up, fundamental analysis of stocks — looking for businesses that can compound revenues and cash flows across a cycle at a multiple of GDP
  • Focuses on businesses that we believe have a strong ownership culture, and exhibit both a high level of growth and an above-average duration of growth

*No assurance can be given that the investment objective will be achieved or that an investor will receive a return of all or part of his or her initial investment. Actual results could be materially different from the stated goals. Investors should carefully consider the risks involved before deciding to invest. As with any investment, there is a potential for profit as well as the possibility of loss.

Strategy assets include assets for aggregate strategy accounts that are not reflected in the composite.

Investment team


Annualized composite performance (%) as of September 30, 2021

  MTD QTD YTD 1 Year 3 Years Since Inception
U.S. Large Cap Growth Equity Concentrated (gross) -6.47% 1.00% 14.35% 22.01% 24.00% 25.63%
U.S. Large Cap Growth Equity Concentrated (net) -6.49% 0.91% 14.05% 21.58% 23.57% 25.19%
Russell 1000 Growth Index -5.60% 1.16% 14.30% 27.32% 22.00% 23.04%

Calendar-year composite performance (%) as of September 30, 2021

  2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
U.S. Large Cap Growth Equity Concentrated (gross) 37.62% 40.09% 6.84% -- -- -- -- -- -- --
U.S. Large Cap Growth Equity Concentrated (net) 37.13% 39.60% 6.46% -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Russell 1000 Growth Index 38.49% 36.39% -1.51% -- -- -- -- -- -- --

Past performance is not a guarantee of future results. An investment in this strategy could lose value. Most recent month-end performance is preliminary. Returns are subject to change.

Periods less than one year are not annualized. Performance is stated in U.S. dollars and includes the reinvestment of dividends and interest.


Related topics

Putnam Equity Outlook


Strategy profile

Important disclosures


The Putnam Investments U.S. Large Cap Growth Equity Concentrated Composite (the "Composite") seeks long-term capital appreciation by investing primarily in equity securities of common stock companies incorporated in the United States and other securities that are traded on U.S. markets or otherwise trade or settle in U.S. dollars. Accounts in the Composite target above-average growth by investing in large-cap companies whose earnings and cash-flow trajectories indicate potential growth opportunities. The strategy focuses on growth companies that exhibit both a high level of growth and an above-average duration of growth and combines top-down investment themes with bottom-up research to select securities that can benefit from growth trends and seeks to take advantage of market opportunities and differentiated views. Accounts in the Composite are more concentrated, typically holding approximately 30 to 50 securities. Composite returns may, therefore, have a lower correlation with the benchmark than a broader U.S. Large Cap Growth Equity strategy. The Composite's benchmark is the Russell 1000 Growth Index. The Composite may use derivatives, such as futures, options, certain foreign currency transactions, warrants, and swap contracts, for both hedging and non-hedging purposes. The Composite includes all fully discretionary accounts managed by Putnam Investments in this concentrated investment style. The Composite inception date was March 31, 2017. The Composite creation date was April 10, 2017. The Composite was formerly called U.S. Large Growth Equity Managed Account.

The Russell 1000 Growth Index is an unmanaged index of those companies in the large-cap Russell 1000 Index chosen for their growth orientation.

Composites may include portfolios with certain existing investment restrictions that the Firm believes do not materially impact the investment strategy. Benchmarks are generally taken from published sources and may have different calculation methodologies, pricing times, and/or foreign-exchange sources from the composite. The effect of those differences is generally deemed to be immaterial. The securities holdings of the Composite may differ materially from those of the index used for comparative purposes. Composites and benchmarks include the reinvestment of dividends and other earnings. Indexes are unmanaged and do not incur expenses. You cannot invest directly in an index. Gross-of-fee returns do not include the deduction of management fees and other expenses that may be incurred in managing an investment account. A portfolio's return will be reduced by advisory and other fees. Net-of-fee returns are calculated using a model fee. For the applicable time periods, net-of-fees returns reflect either the deduction of the highest management fee that is paid by a portfolio in the Composite during the performance period, applied on a monthly basis, or the deduction of the highest applicable management fee in effect during the performance period that would be charged based on the fee schedule appropriate to this mandate, without the benefit of breakpoints, applied on a monthly basis, whichever is higher. Net-of-fee calculation methodology may change over time. Actual investment advisory fees incurred by clients are typically negotiated on an individual basis and may vary depending upon, among other things, the applicable fee schedule and portfolio size. Our standard fee schedules are available upon request.