U.S. Large Cap Value Equity

 The strategy seeks to invest in companies with underappreciated fundamentals and the income potential from growing dividends to pursue returns for investors.*

Strategy highlights

Inception date

December 31, 1992


Russell 1000 Value Index

Total strategy assets


(as of September 2021)

Investment vehicles

  • Separate account
  • A disciplined process that combines fundamental research and quantitative tools to pursue multiple alpha sources, with a strong overlay of risk control and portfolio construction
  • A focus on companies' ability and willingness to return capital to shareholders
  • Veteran managers whose experience with both U.S. and non-U.S. value strategies provides critical global insight for analyzing the large-cap value equity universe

*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.

Assets may include 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 5 Years 10 Years
U.S. Large Cap Value Equity (gross) -3.16% 0.16% 19.04% 37.81% 12.81% 14.33% 15.69%
U.S. Large Cap Value Equity (net) -3.22% -0.02% 18.41% 36.85% 12.01% 13.52% 14.88%
Russell 1000 Value Index -3.48% -0.78% 16.14% 35.01% 10.07% 10.94% 13.51%

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

  2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
U.S. Large Cap Value Equity (gross) 6.79% 31.15% -7.54% 19.81% 14.65% -2.26% 13.57% 33.00% 20.27% 2.90%
U.S. Large Cap Value Equity (net) 6.03% 30.23% -8.18% 18.97% 13.84% -2.94% 12.78% 32.07% 19.43% 2.18%
Russell 1000 Value Index 2.80% 26.54% -8.27% 13.66% 17.34% -3.83% 13.45% 32.53% 17.51% 0.39%

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 Value Equity Composite (the "Composite") seeks to outperform the market over time by employing a value-oriented approach to identify potential opportunities for revaluation or fundamental improvement. The strategy uses a disciplined process that combines fundamental research and quantitative tools to pursue multiple alpha sources, with a strong overlay of risk control in portfolio construction. Leverage is not utilized in any account in this Composite, however, derivatives (including futures, exchange-traded or OTC options, and swaps) may be used in some portfolios for hedging or non-hedging purposes. The Composite's benchmark is the Russell 1000 Value Index.  The Composite includes all fully discretionary accounts managed by Putnam Investments in this concentrated investment style. The Composite inception date was December 31, 1992. The Composite creation date was October 2, 2002.


The Russell 1000 Value Index measures the performance of the Russell 1000 companies with lower price-to-book ratios and lower forecasted growth values.

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.