Active ETF

Putnam ESG Ultra Short ETF (Class A) (PULT)

Short duration securities selected for attractive income potential

NAV as of 09/22/23


Market data all data below as of 09/22/23

Closing market price $50.20
30-day median bid-ask spread 0.04%
Day high $50.20
Day low $50.19
Premium/Discount 0.07%
30-day average trading volume 6,795
Net assets and outstanding shares Download CSV

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ETF facts as of 04/30/23

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Putnam ESG Ultra Short ETF seeks as high a rate of current income as Putnam Management believes is consistent with preservation of capital and maintenance of liquidity.

Strategy and process

  • A broader opportunity setInvests in a diversified portfolio composed of short duration, investment-grade money market and other fixed income securities with the potential to offer higher income than other short-term investments
  • Active risk managementSeeks to manage risk with an active process in today's complex bond market, with the goal of attractive risk-adjusted performance over time
  • Integrated ESG approachIncorporates consideration of material environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues that managers view as additive to the fundamental understanding of each issuer

Management team

Joanne M. Driscoll, CFA

Head of Short Term Liquid Markets

31 years in industry

28 years at Putnam Investments

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Andrew Benson

Portfolio Manager

15 years in industry

15 years at Putnam Investments

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Michael J. Lima, CFA

Portfolio Manager, Analyst

26 years in industry

26 years at Putnam Investments

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Fund information

Fact Sheet (PDF)

Legal documents

Annual Report (PDF)

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  • Total return (%) as of 06/30/23

Cumulative Total return (%) as of 06/30/23

Cumulative performance 1 yr. 3 yrs. 5 yrs. Life
Net asset value -- -- -- 2.05%
Market price -- -- -- 2.08%

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 for periods of less than one year are not annualized. Market performance is determined using the bid/ask midpoint at 4:00 p.m. Eastern time. Market performance does not represent the returns you would receive if you traded shares at other times throughout the day.

Shares of any ETF are bought and sold at market price (not NAV), may trade at a discount or premium to NAV, and are not individually redeemed from the fund. Brokerage commissions will reduce returns.

The fund has limited public trading history.


Performance snapshot

  Net asset value Market price
1 mt. as of 08/31/23 0.50% -0.02%
YTD - -

Fixed income statistics as of 04/30/23

Average effective duration 0.36 yrs.


Distribution rate as of 09/22/2023 5.56%
30-day SEC yield as of 08/31/2023 5.64%


Record date 09/08/23
Ex-date 09/07/23
Payable date 09/12/23
Income $0.2324
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Portfolio holdings

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Scotiabank 1.83%
Waste Management 1.55%
Morgan Stanley 1.54%
Royal Bank Of Canada 1.54%
Humana 1.50%
Thermo Fisher Scientific 1.49%
Mizuho Financial Group 1.48%
American Tower 1.45%
BMW 1.43%
Daimler Truck 1.43%
Top 10 issuers, percent of portfolio 15.24%

Fixed Income Statistics as of 04/30/23

Average Effective Maturity 0.90 yrs.
Average Effective Duration 0.36 yrs.
Average Yield to Maturity 5.42%
Average Coupon 3.43
AMT Exposure --

Country allocation as of 04/30/23

United States 57.84%
Canada 9.94%
United Kingdom 5.86%
Japan 5.23%
France 4.97%
Australia 4.03%
Sweden 2.50%
Netherlands 2.36%
Italy 1.37%
Germany 1.02%
Switzerland 1.01%
Finland 0.96%
Ireland 0.93%
Spain 0.66%
Norway 0.59%
South Korea 0.58%
Net cash 0.15%

Quality rating as of 04/30/23

A-1+ 1.20%
A-1 5.28%
A-2 18.58%
A-3 4.55%
AAA 0.02%
AA 20.99%
A 35.83%
BBB 13.40%
Net cash 0.15%

The ICE BofA U.S. Treasury Bill Index is an unmanaged index that tracks the performance of U.S. dollar denominated U.S. Treasury Bills publicly issued in the U.S. domestic market. Qualifying securities must have a remaining term of at least one month to final maturity and a minimum amount outstanding of $1 billion. You cannot invest directly in an index.

Consider these risks before investing: Putnam Ultra Short ETF is not a money market fund. Investing with a focus on companies or issuers that exhibit a commitment to ESG factors may result in the fund investing in certain types of companies or issuers that underperform the market as a whole. In evaluating an investment opportunity, we may make investment decisions based on information and data that is incomplete or inaccurate. Due to changes in the products or services of the companies and issuers in which the fund invests, the fund may temporarily hold securities that are inconsistent with its ESG investment criteria.

Fixed-income 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. Risks associated with derivatives include increased investment exposure (which may be considered leverage) and, in the case of over-the-counter instruments, the potential inability to terminate or sell derivatives positions and the potential failure of the other party to the instrument to meet its obligations. Lower-rated bonds may offer higher yields in return for more risk. Unlike bonds, funds that invest in bonds have fees and expenses.

The value of investments in the fund's portfolio may fall or fail to rise over 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, geography, industry, or sector. These and other factors may lead to increased volatility and reduced liquidity in the fund's portfolio holdings. Our investment techniques, analyses, and judgments may not produce the outcome we intend. You can lose money by investing in the fund.

Credit qualities are shown as a percentage of net assets as of the date indicated above. A bond rated BBB or higher (A-3/SP-3 or higher, for short-term debt) is considered investment grade. This chart reflects the highest security rating provided by one or more of Standard & Poor’s, Moody’s, and Fitch. Ratings may vary over time. Net cash, if any, represent the market value weights of cash and derivatives and may show a negative market value as a result of the timing of trade versus settlement date transactions. The fund itself has not been rated by an independent rating agency.