Brighthouse Funds Trust I

07/27/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 07/27/2021 15:28

Filing by Investment Company (SEC Filing - 497K)




As Amended and Restated July 27, 2021

Invesco Comstock Portfolio

Class A and Class B Shares

Before you invest, you may want to review the Portfolio's Prospectus, which contains more information about the Portfolio and its risks. You can find the Portfolio's Prospectus, reports to shareholders, and other information about the Portfolio (including the documents listed below) online at You can also get this information at no cost by calling 1-800-882-1292 or by sending an e-mail request to [email protected] The Portfolio's Prospectus and Statement of Additional Information, both dated April 30, 2021, as supplemented from time to time, and the Portfolio's financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2020, including the notes to the financial statements, the financial highlights and the report of the Portfolio's independent registered public accounting firm, all of which are included in the Annual Report of the Portfolio, dated December 31, 2020, are all incorporated by reference into this Summary Prospectus. This Summary Prospectus is intended for individuals who have purchased Contracts (as defined below) from insurance companies, including insurance companies affiliated with Brighthouse Investment Advisers, LLC, and is not intended for use by other investors.

Investment Objectives

Capital growth and income.

Fees and Expenses of the Portfolio

The following table describes the fees and expenses that you may pay if you buy and hold shares of the Portfolio. The table and the Example below do not reflect the fees, expenses or withdrawal charges imposed by your variable life insurance policy or variable annuity contract (the 'Contract'). If Contract expenses were reflected, the fees and expenses in the table and Example would be higher. See the Contract prospectus for a description of those fees, expenses and charges.

Shareholder Fees (fees paid directly from your investment)-None

Annual Portfolio Operating Expenses (expenses that you pay each year as a percentage of the value of your investment)

Class A Class B

Management Fee

0.57% 0.57%

Distribution and/or Service
(12b-1) Fees

None 0.25%

Other Expenses

0.03% 0.03%

Total Annual Portfolio
Operating Expenses

0.60% 0.85%

Fee Waiver *

(0.01% ) (0.01% )

Net Operating Expenses

0.59% 0.84%
* Brighthouse Investment Advisers, LLC has contractually agreed, for the period April 30, 2021 through April 30, 2022, to reduce the Management Fee for each class of the Portfolio. This arrangement may be modified or discontinued prior to April 30, 2022, only with the approval of the Board of Trustees of the Portfolio.


The following Example is intended to help you compare the cost of investing in the Portfolio with the cost of investing in other mutual funds. The Example assumes that you invest $10,000 in the Portfolio for the time periods indicated and then redeem all of your shares at the end of those periods. The Example also assumes that your investment has a 5% return each year, that the Portfolio's operating expenses remain the same, and that all fee waivers for the Portfolio will expire after one year. Although your actual costs may be higher or lower, based on these assumptions, your costs would be:

1 Year 3 Years 5 Years 10 Years

Class A

$ 60 $ 191 $ 334 $ 749

Class B

$ 86 $ 270 $ 470 $ 1,048

Portfolio Turnover

The Portfolio pays transaction costs, such as commissions, when it buys and sells securities (or 'turns over' its portfolio). A higher portfolio turnover rate may indicate higher transaction costs. These costs, which are not reflected in annual portfolio operating expenses or in the Example, affect the Portfolio's performance. During the most recent fiscal year, the Portfolio's portfolio turnover rate was 39% of the average value of its portfolio.

Principal Investment Strategies

Invesco Advisers, Inc. ('Invesco' or 'Subadviser'), subadviser to the Portfolio, invests the Portfolio's assets, under normal circumstances, in equity securities, consisting principally of common stocks. Under normal market conditions, the Portfolio invests at least 80% of its net assets in common stocks at the time of investment. The Portfolio may also invest in preferred stocks, indexed securities and securities convertible into common and preferred stocks.

In selecting securities for investment, the Portfolio focuses primarily on the security's potential for capital growth and income. The Portfolio emphasizes a value style of investing seeking well-established, undervalued companies that are believed by Invesco to possess the potential for capital growth and income. Invesco generally seeks to identify companies that are undervalued

and have identifiable factors that might lead to improved valuations. Invesco will consider selling a security if it meets one or more of the following criteria: (1) the target price of the investment has been realized and Invesco no longer considers the company undervalued, (2) a better value opportunity is identified, or (3) research shows that the company is experiencing deteriorating fundamentals beyond Invesco's tolerable level and the trend is likely to be a long-term issue.

The Portfolio may invest in issuers of any size, although Invesco focuses on companies with a market capitalization in excess of $2 billion.

The Portfolio may invest up to 25% of its total assets in securities of foreign issuers (including issuers in emerging market countries, i.e., those that are in the initial stages of their industrial cycle) and depositary receipts.

The Portfolio may also invest up to 10% of its net assets in real estate investment trusts ('REITs').

The Portfolio may utilize derivative instruments, including S&P 500® futures, for cash management purposes and forward currency exchange contracts for currency hedging purposes.

Principal Risks

As with all mutual funds, there is no guarantee that the Portfolio will achieve its investment objective. You could lose money by investing in the Portfolio. An investment in the Portfolio through a Contract is not a deposit or obligation of, or guaranteed by, any bank, and is not federally insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Federal Reserve Board, or any other agency of the U.S. Government.

The value of your investment in the Portfolio may be affected by one or more of the following risks, which are described in more detail in 'Principal Risks of Investing in the Portfolio' in the Prospectus. The significance of any specific risk to an investment in the Portfolio will vary over time, depending on the composition of the Portfolio, market conditions, and other factors. You should read all of the risk information presented below carefully, because any one or more of these risks could cause the Portfolio's return, the price of the Portfolio's shares or the Portfolio's yield to fluctuate.

Market Risk. The Portfolio's share price can fall because of, among other things, a decline in the market as a whole, deterioration in the prospects for a particular industry or company, changes in general economic conditions, such as prevailing interest rates or investor sentiment, or other factors including terrorism, war, natural disasters and the spread of infectious illness including epidemics or pandemics such as the COVID-19 outbreak. Significant disruptions to the financial markets could adversely affect the liquidity and volatility of securities held by the Portfolio.

Foreign Investment Risk. Investments in foreign securities, whether direct or indirect, tend to be more volatile and less liquid than investments in U.S. securities because, among other things, they involve risks relating to political, social, economic and other developments abroad, as well as risks resulting from differences between the regulations and reporting standards and practices to which U.S. and foreign issuers are subject. To the extent foreign securities are denominated in foreign currencies, their values may be adversely affected by changes in currency exchange rates. All of the risks of investing in foreign securities are typically increased by investing in emerging market countries.

Market Capitalization Risk. Investing primarily in issuers in one market capitalization category (large, medium or small) carries the risk that due to current market conditions that category will be out of favor with investors. Larger, more established companies may be unable to respond quickly to new competitive challenges or attain the high growth rate of successful smaller companies. Stocks of medium and small capitalization companies may be more volatile than those of larger companies due to, among other things, narrower product lines, more limited financial resources and fewer experienced managers. In addition, there is typically less publicly available information about small capitalization companies, and their stocks may have a more limited trading market than stocks of larger companies.

Investment Style Risk. Different investment styles such as growth or value tend to shift in and out of favor, depending on market and economic conditions as well as investor sentiment. The Portfolio may outperform or underperform other funds that employ a different investment style.

Real Estate Investment Risk. Investments in real estate investment trusts and other real estate related securities may be adversely impacted by the performance of the real estate market generally or that of a particular sub-sector or geographic region.

Convertible Securities Risk. Investments in convertible securities may be subject to market risk, credit and counterparty risk (the risk that an issuer or counterparty will default or become less credit worthy), interest rate risk (the risk that the value of an investment in an income-producing security will decrease as interest rates rise) and other risks associated with investments in equity and fixed income securities, depending on the price of the underlying security and the conversion price. In addition, a convertible security may be bought back by the issuer, or the Portfolio may be forced to convert a convertible security, at a time and a price that is disadvantageous to the Portfolio.

Derivatives Risk. The Portfolio may invest in derivatives to obtain investment exposure, enhance return or 'hedge' or protect its assets from an unfavorable shift in the value or rate of a reference instrument. Derivatives can significantly increase the Portfolio's exposure to market risk, credit and counterparty risk and other risks. Derivatives may be illiquid and difficult to value. Because of their complex nature, some derivatives may not

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perform as intended. As a result, the Portfolio may not realize the anticipated benefits from a derivative it holds or it may realize losses. Certain derivatives have the potential for unlimited loss, regardless of the size of the initial investment. Derivative transactions may create investment leverage, which increases the Portfolio's volatility and may require the Portfolio to liquidate portfolio securities when it is not advantageous to do so. Government regulation of derivative instruments may limit or prevent the Portfolio from using such instruments as part of its investment strategies, which could adversely affect the Portfolio.

Focused Investment Risk. Substantial investments in a particular market, industry, group of industries, country, region, group of countries, asset class or sector make the Portfolio's performance more susceptible to any single economic, market, political or regulatory occurrence affecting that particular market, industry, group of industries, country, region, group of countries, asset class or sector than a portfolio that invests more broadly.

Past Performance

The information below provides some indication of the risks of investing in the Portfolio by showing changes in the Portfolio's performance from year to year and how the Portfolio's average annual returns over time compare with those of a broad-based securities market index. Note that the results in the bar chart and table do not include the effect of Contract charges. If these Contract charges had been included, performance would have been lower. As with all mutual funds, past returns are not a prediction of future returns.

Year-by-Year Total Return for Class A Shares as of December 31 of Each Year

Highest Quarter

4th - 2020 22.29%

Lowest Quarter

1st - 2020 -31.88%
Average Annual Total Return as of December 31, 2020
1 Year 5 Years 10 Years

Class A

-0.27% 8.89% 9.68%

Class B

-0.51% 8.62% 9.40%

Russell 1000 Value Index
(reflects no deduction for mutual fund fees or expenses)

2.80% 9.73% 10.50%


Adviser. Brighthouse Investment Advisers, LLC ('BIA'), is the Portfolio's investment adviser.

Subadviser. Invesco Advisers, Inc. is the subadviser to the Portfolio.

Portfolio Managers.Kevin Holt, Co-lead Manager, Devin Armstrong, Co-lead Manager, and James Warwick, Portfolio Manager, have managed the Portfolio since 2005, 2007 and 2007, respectively.

Purchase and Sale of Portfolio Shares

Shares of the Portfolio are only sold to separate accounts of insurance companies, including insurance companies affiliated with BIA, to fund Contracts. For information regarding the purchase and sale of the Portfolio's shares, please see the prospectus for the relevant Contract.

Tax Information

For information regarding the tax consequences of Contract ownership, please see the prospectus for the relevant Contract.

Payments to Broker-Dealers and Other Financial Intermediaries

The Portfolio is not sold directly to the general public but instead is offered as an underlying investment option for Contracts issued by insurance companies, including insurance companies that are affiliated with the Portfolio and BIA. The Portfolio and its related companies, including BIA, may make payments to the sponsoring insurance companies (or their affiliates) for distribution and/or other services, and the insurance companies may benefit more from offering the Portfolio as an investment option in the Contracts than offering other portfolios. The benefits to the insurance companies of offering the Portfolio over other portfolios and these payments may be factors that the insurance companies consider in including the Portfolio as an underlying investment option in the Contracts and may create a conflict of interest. The prospectus for your Contract contains additional information about these payments.

Invesco Comstock Portfolio