Putnam Investments

Putnam Defined Contribution Services

Investment flexibility and an open platform

Plan sponsors have come to expect an open platform and a range of investment products from which to choose funds and build a lineup. We blend an open architecture approach with Putnam solutions to help you meet the needs of your plan participants.

Putnam Retirement Advantage Funds

Objective: To maximize returns while maintaining a level of risk appropriate for a person planning to retire on or about the calendar year designated in the Fund's name.

Conservative glide path: Is designed to pursue optimal risk-adjusted returns at the target date. Approaching the target year, low equity allocations seek to preserve capital and reduce volatility. Equity allocations remain static in the maturity portfolios.

Active allocation process: Global Asset Allocation team draws on a variety of top-down inputs; flexibility to invest in alternative asset classes and vehicles, ETFs, and mutual funds.

CIT structure offers flexible pricing and customization. Competitive cost structure from less complex administration and operations, less SEC reporting.

Skilled and experienced portfolio management team: Putnam's Global Asset Allocation group has specialized in multi-asset strategies since 1993, and has managed target-date funds since 1999.

Consider these risks before investing: Our allocation of assets among permitted asset categories may hurt performance. The prices of stocks and bonds in the fund's portfolio may fall or fail to rise over extended periods of time for a variety of reasons, including both general financial market conditions and factors related to a specific issuer or industry. Our active trading strategy may lose money or not earn a return sufficient to cover associated trading and other costs. Our use of leverage obtained through derivatives increases these risks by increasing investment exposure. Bond investments are subject to interest-rate risk, which means the prices of the fund's bond investments are likely to fall if interest rates rise. Bond investments also are subject to credit risk, which is the risk that the issuer of the bond may default on payment of interest or principal. Interest-rate risk is generally greater for longer-term bonds, and credit risk is generally greater for below-investment-grade bonds, which may be considered speculative. Unlike bonds, funds that invest in bonds have ongoing fees and expenses. Lower-rated bonds may offer higher yields in return for more risk. Funds that invest in government securities are not guaranteed. Mortgage-backed securities are subject to prepayment risk. International investing involves certain risks, such as currency fluctuations, economic instability, and political developments. Additional risks may be associated with emerging-market securities, including illiquidity and volatility. The use of derivatives involves additional risks, such as the potential inability to terminate or sell derivatives positions and the potential failure of the other party to the instrument to meet its obligations. The fund may not achieve its goal, and it is not intended to be a complete investment program. The fund's effort to produce lower volatility returns may not be successful and may make it more difficult at times for the fund to achieve its targeted return. In addition, under certain market conditions, the fund may accept greater volatility than would typically be the case, in order to seek its targeted return. For the 500 Fund and 700 Fund these risks also apply: REITs involve the risks of real estate investing, including declining property values. Commodities involve the risks of changes in market, political, regulatory, and natural conditions. Investments in small and/or midsize companies increase the risk of greater price fluctuations. Growth stocks may be more susceptible to earnings disappointments, and value stocks may fail to rebound. Additional risks are listed in the funds' prospectus.

You can lose money by investing in a fund. Any given fund may not achieve its goal, and is not intended as a complete investment program. All funds have risk. The value and/or returns of a portfolio will fluctuate with market conditions. You may have more or less than the original amount invested when you redeem your shares.

Putnam introduces Lifetime Income ScoreSM

The Lifetime Income Score was designed to address concerns among plan sponsors about their workers’ readiness for retirement. The tool will add a new dimension to the success of your plan, and will help target specific areas for improvement in terms of retirement readiness.

The tool:

  • Estimates the level of income replacement your participants are currently on track to receive in retirement
  • Provides a benchmark that is focused on outcomes, rather than inputs, to measure success
  • Offers plan management reporting to pinpoint those employees most at risk, and allows you to take action to positively influence retirement preparedness

Need help?

  • For plan sponsors, advisors, and consultants
    Looking for more information on Putnam services? E-mail our 401(k) team or call 1-800-719-9914
  • For participants
    Questions about your retirement plan account?
    E-mail our participant help desk or log into your account.

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Investors should carefully consider the investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses of a fund before investing. For a prospectus, or a summary prospectus if available, containing this and other information for any Putnam fund or product, call your financial representative or call Putnam at 1-800-225-1581. Please read the prospectus carefully before investing.

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