Active Allocation

Dynamic Risk Allocation Fund (Class A)  (PDREX)

A global allocation strategy that seeks a strong risk-adjusted return by allocating to four risk sources

Highlights

A global allocation strategy that seeks a strong risk-adjusted return by allocating to four risk sources

The fund seeks total return. Total return is composed of capital appreciation and income.

Strategy and process

  • Risk-based allocation: Allocates to four risk sources - equity, credit, interest rate, and inflation - to better balance equity risk and improve downside protection.
  • Top-down flexibility: Dynamically adjusts allocations to reflect our active top-down views of future risk-adjusted return potential.
  • Bottom-up strategies: Invests selectively in a range of lower-volatility and hedging strategies to further diversify sources of returns and manage risk.

Fund price

Yesterday’s close 52-week high 52-week low
Net asset value $11.27
-0.18% | $-0.02
$11.44
07/15/19
$9.90
12/24/18
Historical fund price

Fund facts as of 06/30/19

Total net assets
$89.80M
Turnover (fiscal year end)
312%
Dividend frequency
Annually
Number of holdings
1304
Fiscal year-end
May
CUSIP / Fund code
746764240 / 0079
Inception date
09/19/11
Category
Asset Allocation
Open to new investors
Ticker
PDREX

Management team

Chief Investment Officer, Global Asset Allocation
Co-Head of Global Asset Allocation
Co-Head of Global Asset Allocation
Portfolio Manager


Literature


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Performance

Consistency of positive performance over five years

Performance represents 5-year returns in rolling quarter-end periods since inception.

Performance shown above does not reflect the effects of any sales charges. Note that returns of 0.00% are counted as positive periods. For complete fund performance, please see below.

4.96%

Best 5-year annualized return

(for period ending 06/30/18)


1.10%

Worst 5-year annualized return

(for period ending 12/31/18)


3.42%

Average 5-year annualized return


  • Total return (%) as of 09/30/19

  • Annual performance as of 09/30/19

Annualized Total return (%) as of 09/30/19

Annualized performance 1 yr. 3 yrs. 5 yrs. Life (inception: 09/19/11 )
Before sales charge -1.55% 4.15% 2.82% 4.08%
After sales charge -7.21% 2.11% 1.61% 3.32%
Custom Dynamic Risk Allocation Index 2.54%6.05%3.38%--

Current performance may be lower or higher than the quoted past performance, which cannot guarantee future results. Share price, principal value, and return will vary, and you may have a gain or loss when you sell your shares. Performance assumes reinvestment of distributions and does not account for taxes. Returns before sales charge do not reflect the current maximum sales charges as indicated below. Had the sales charge been reflected, returns would be lower. Returns at public offering price (after sales charge) for class A and class M shares reflect the current maximum initial sales charges of 5.75% and 3.50% for equity funds and Putnam Multi-Asset Absolute Return Fund, 4.00% and 3.25% for income funds and 2.25% and 0.75% for Putnam Floating Rate Income Fund, Short-Term Municipal Income, Short Duration Bond Fund, and Fixed Income Absolute Return Fund, respectively. Class B share returns reflect the applicable contingent deferred sales charge (CDSC), which is 5% in the first year, declining to 1% in the sixth year, and is eliminated thereafter (except for Putnam Floating Rate Income Fund, which is 3% in the first year, declining to 1% in the fourth year, and is eliminated thereafter). Class C shares reflect a 1% CDSC the first year that is eliminated thereafter. Performance for class B, C, M, N, R, and Y shares prior to their inception is derived from the historical performance of class A shares, adjusted for the applicable sales charge (or CDSC) and, except for class Y shares, the higher operating expenses for such shares (with the exception of Putnam Tax-Free High Yield Fund and Putnam AMT-Free Municipal Fund, which are based on the historical performance of class B shares). Returns at public offering price (after sales charge) for class N shares reflect the current maximum initial sales charge of 1.50%. Class R5/R6 shares, available to qualified employee-benefit plans only, are sold without an initial sales charge and have no CDSC. Class Y shares are generally only available for corporate and institutional clients and have no initial sales charge. Performance for Class R5/R6 shares before their inception are derived from the historical performance of class Y shares, which have not been adjusted for the lower expenses; had they, returns would have been higher. Class A and M shares of Putnam money market funds have no initial sales charge. For a portion of the periods, some funds had expense limitations or had been sold on a limited basis with limited assets and expenses, without which returns would be lower.

Performance snapshot

  Before sales charge After sales charge
1 mt. as of 09/30/19 0.00% -5.75%
YTD as of 10/14/19 11.36% 4.96%

Risk-adjusted performance as of 06/30/19

Sharpe ratio (3 yrs.) 0.47

Volatility as of 06/30/19

Standard deviation (3 yrs.) 7.76%

Lipper rankings as of 06/30/19

Time period Rank/Funds in category Percentile ranking
1 yr. 196/222 88%
3 yrs. 95/199 48%
5 yrs. 92/173 53%
10 yrs. --  
Lipper category: Alternative Global Macro Funds

Morningstar Ratings as of 06/30/19

Time period Funds in category Morningstar Rating
Overall 492
3 yrs. 492
5 yrs. 398
Morningstar category: Allocation--30% to 50% Equity

Distributions

Record/Ex dividend date 12/18/18
Payable date 12/20/18
Income $0.162
Extra income --
Short-term cap. gain --
Long-term cap. gain --

Lipper rankings are based on total return without sales charge relative to all share classes of funds with similar objectives as determined by Lipper. Past performance is not indicative of future results.

The Morningstar RatingTM for funds, or "star rating", is calculated for managed products (including mutual funds, variable annuity and variable life subaccounts, exchange-traded funds, closed-end funds, and separate accounts) with at least a three-year history. Exchange-traded funds and open-ended mutual funds are considered a single population for comparative purposes. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product's monthly excess performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of products in each product category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. The weights are: 100% three-year rating for 36-59 months of total returns, 60% five-year rating/40% three-year rating for 60-119 months of total returns, and 50% 10-year rating/30% five-year rating/20% three-year rating for 120 or more months of total returns. While the 10-year overall star rating formula seems to give the most weight to the 10-year period, the most recent three-year period actually has the greatest impact because it is included in all three rating periods.

The up-market capture ratio is used to evaluate how well an investment manager performed relative to an index during periods when that index has risen. The ratio is calculated by dividing the manager’s returns by the returns of the index during the up-market, and multiplying that factor by 100. The down-market capture ratio is used to evaluate how well an investment manager performed relative to an index during periods when that index has dropped. The ratio is calculated by dividing the manager’s returns by the returns of the index during the down-market and multiplying that factor by 100.


Holdings

Top 10 holdings as of 06/30/19

S&P Gsci Tot Return 3x 144a Note 01/27/2020 3.84%
Fnma Fn30 Tba Umbs 04.0000 07/01/2049 2.30%
Gnma Gii30 Tba 03.5000 07/01/2049 2.30%
Fnma Fn30 Tba Umbs 06.0000 08/01/2049 1.22%
S&P Gsci 3 Month Forward Index TR 3X Note 10/7/2019 1.16%
Fnma Fn30 Tba Umbs 04.0000 08/01/2049 1.15%
Fnma Fn15 Tba Umbs 03.0000 07/01/2034 1.14%
Fnma Fn30 Tba Umbs 03.0000 08/01/2049 1.12%
Walt Disney 0.81%
JPMorgan Chase 0.81%
Top 10 holdings, percent of portfolio 15.85%

Portfolio composition as of 06/30/19

U.S. TIPS 27.71%
International bonds 23.32%
U.S. Equity 18.95%
Commodities 15.39%
U.S. High-yield bonds 11.45%
International equity 10.30%
Emerging-markets equity 4.89%
Emerging-market bonds 4.70%
Real estate investment trust 3.58%
U.S. Investment-grade bonds -8.56%
U.S. money markets -11.71%

Fixed income statistics as of 06/30/19

Average effective maturity 5.39 yrs.
Average effective duration 3.91 yrs.

Fund characteristics will vary over time.

Due to rounding, percentages may not equal 100%.

Consider these risks before investing: Emerging-market securities carry illiquidity and volatility risks. The fund may invest a portion of its assets in small and/or midsize companies. Such investments increase the risk of greater price fluctuations. Funds that invest in government securities are not guaranteed. Mortgage-backed securities are subject to prepayment risk, which means that they may increase in value less than other bonds when interest rates decline and decline in value more than other bonds when interest rates rise. Allocation of assets among asset classes may hurt performance, and efforts to diversify risk through the use of leverage and allocation decisions may not be successful. If the quantitative models or data that are used in managing the fund prove to be incorrect or incomplete, investment decisions made in reliance on the models or data may not produce the desired results and the fund may realize losses. Derivatives carry additional risks, such as the inability to terminate or sell derivatives positions and the failure of the other party to meet its obligations. Growth stocks may be more susceptible to earnings disappointments, and value stocks may fail to rebound. Bond investments are subject to interest-rate risk (the risk of bond prices falling if interest rates rise) and credit risk (the risk of an issuer defaulting on interest or principal payments). Interest-rate risk is generally greater for longer-term bonds, and credit risk is generally greater for below-investment-grade bonds. Unlike bonds, funds that invest in bonds have fees and expenses. Active trading strategies may lose money or not earn a return sufficient to cover trading and other costs. Use of leverage obtained through derivatives increases these risks by increasing investment exposure. Over-the-counter derivatives are also subject to the risk of the potential inability to terminate or sell derivatives positions and the potential failure of the other party to the instrument to meet its obligations. REITs are subject to the risk of economic downturns that have an adverse impact on real estate markets. The use of short selling may result in losses if the securities appreciate in value. Commodities involve market, political, regulatory, and natural conditions risks. The value of investments in the fund’s portfolio may fall or fail to rise over extended periods of time for a variety of reasons, including general economic, political or financial market conditions, investor sentiment and market perceptions, government actions, geopolitical events or changes, and factors related to a specific issuer, asset class, geography, industry or sector. International investing involves currency, economic, and political risks. These and other factors may lead to increased volatility and reduced liquidity in the fund’s portfolio holdings. You can lose money by investing in the fund.


Expenses

Expense ratio

Class A Class B Class C Class M Class R Class R6 Class Y
Total expense ratio 1.39% 2.14% 2.14% 1.89% 1.64% 1.00% 1.14%
What you pay† 1.15% 1.90% 1.90% 1.65% 1.40% 0.76% 0.90%

† The fund's expense ratio is taken from the most recent prospectus and is subject to change. What you pay reflects Putnam Management's decision to contractually limit expenses through 09/30/19

Sales charge

Investment Breakpoint Class A Class B Class C Class M Class R Class R6 Class Y
$0-$49,999 5.75% 0.00% 0.00% 3.50% -- -- --
$50,000-$99,999 4.50% 0.00% 0.00% 2.50% -- -- --
$100,000-$249,999 3.50% -- 0.00% 1.50% -- -- --
$250,000-$499,999 2.50% -- 0.00% 1.00% -- -- --
$500,000-$999,999 2.00% -- 0.00% 1.00% -- -- --
$1M-$4M 0.00% -- -- -- -- -- --
$4M-$50M 0.00% -- -- -- -- -- --
$50M+ 0.00% -- -- -- -- -- --

CDSC

  Class A (sales for $1,000,000+) Class B Class C Class M Class R Class R6 Class Y
0 to 9 mts. 1.00% 5.00% 1.00% -- -- -- --
9 to 12 mts. 1.00% 5.00% 1.00% -- -- -- --
2 yrs. 0.00% 4.00% 0.00% -- -- -- --
3 yrs. 0.00% 3.00% 0.00% -- -- -- --
4 yrs. 0.00% 3.00% 0.00% -- -- -- --
5 yrs. 0.00% 2.00% 0.00% -- -- -- --
6 yrs. 0.00% 1.00% 0.00% -- -- -- --
7+ yrs. 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% -- -- -- --

The Custom Dynamic Risk Allocation Index is comprised of 50% MSCI World Index, 40% Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggregate Bond Index, and 10% S&P GSCI. The MSCI World Index is a free float-adjusted market capitalization weighted index of equity securities that is designed to measure the equity market performance of developed markets. The Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggregate Bond Index is an unmanaged index of global investment-grade fixed-income securities. The S&P GSCI is a composite index of commodity sector returns that represents a broadly diversified, unleveraged, long-only position in commodity futures. You cannot invest directly in an index.

Consider these risks before investing: Emerging-market securities carry illiquidity and volatility risks. The fund may invest a portion of its assets in small and/or midsize companies. Such investments increase the risk of greater price fluctuations. Funds that invest in government securities are not guaranteed. Mortgage-backed securities are subject to prepayment risk, which means that they may increase in value less than other bonds when interest rates decline and decline in value more than other bonds when interest rates rise. Allocation of assets among asset classes may hurt performance, and efforts to diversify risk through the use of leverage and allocation decisions may not be successful. If the quantitative models or data that are used in managing the fund prove to be incorrect or incomplete, investment decisions made in reliance on the models or data may not produce the desired results and the fund may realize losses. Derivatives carry additional risks, such as the inability to terminate or sell derivatives positions and the failure of the other party to meet its obligations. Growth stocks may be more susceptible to earnings disappointments, and value stocks may fail to rebound. Bond investments are subject to interest-rate risk (the risk of bond prices falling if interest rates rise) and credit risk (the risk of an issuer defaulting on interest or principal payments). Interest-rate risk is generally greater for longer-term bonds, and credit risk is generally greater for below-investment-grade bonds. Unlike bonds, funds that invest in bonds have fees and expenses. Active trading strategies may lose money or not earn a return sufficient to cover trading and other costs. Use of leverage obtained through derivatives increases these risks by increasing investment exposure. Over-the-counter derivatives are also subject to the risk of the potential inability to terminate or sell derivatives positions and the potential failure of the other party to the instrument to meet its obligations. REITs are subject to the risk of economic downturns that have an adverse impact on real estate markets. The use of short selling may result in losses if the securities appreciate in value. Commodities involve market, political, regulatory, and natural conditions risks. The value of investments in the fund’s portfolio may fall or fail to rise over extended periods of time for a variety of reasons, including general economic, political or financial market conditions, investor sentiment and market perceptions, government actions, geopolitical events or changes, and factors related to a specific issuer, asset class, geography, industry or sector. International investing involves currency, economic, and political risks. These and other factors may lead to increased volatility and reduced liquidity in the fund’s portfolio holdings. You can lose money by investing in the fund.