‘ Franklin Templeton ’

LSE reports 16 new ETF listings in June

Jul 19th, 2019 | By
LSE reports 10 new ETF listings in October

Sixteen new ETFs/ETPs or additional ETF share classes were listed on the London Stock Exchange in June 2019. ETF providers introducing new products included Franklin Templeton, Invesco, Ossiam, Vanguard, VanEck, and Krane Fund Advisors.


Franklin Templeton launches two actively managed Canadian fixed income ETFs

Jul 8th, 2019 | By
Franklin Templeton active fixed income ETFs

Franklin Templeton Canada has launched two actively managed fixed income ETFs on Toronto Stock Exchange. The Franklin Liberty Core Plus Bond ETF (FLCP CN) and Franklin Liberty Short Duration Bond ETF (FLSD CN) seek to provide moderate to high income while preserving capital by investing in a range of Canadian fixed income securities, including federal and provincial government and corporate bonds, debentures and short-term notes.


Franklin Templeton unveils passive EM country ETFs in Europe

Jun 4th, 2019 | By
Caroline Baron, Head of ETF Sales EMEA, Franklin Templeton.

Franklin Templeton has launched its first purely passive ETFs in Europe, a suite of four single-country funds providing exposure to the equity markets of Brazil, China, South Korea, and India. The funds are linked to capped, market capitalisation-weighted indices from FTSE Russell and come with total expense ratios of between 0.09% and 0.19%. Caroline Baron, Head of ETF Sales EMEA, Franklin Templeton, said, “We are delighted to introduce these four new emerging markets country passive ETFs at the lowest fees, to European investors.”


Franklin Templeton launches active euro green bond ETF

Apr 29th, 2019 | By
Caroline Baron, Head of ETF Sales EMEA, Franklin Templeton.

Franklin Templeton has launched the Franklin Liberty Euro Green Bond UCITS ETF (FLRG GR), the first actively managed ETF targeting the euro-denominated green bond market. The fund seeks to maximize returns whilst providing exposure to bonds supporting projects that are aligned with a low-carbon future. Caroline Baron, Head of ETF Sales EMEA, Franklin Templeton, said, “Demand is rising in Europe for high conviction ESG products due to increasing investor and regulatory pressure to incorporate green, ethical and governance factors into investment portfolios.”


Understanding the role of trading volume and size in assessing an ETF

Apr 2nd, 2019 | By
Jason Xavier, Head of EMEA ETF Capital Markets at Franklin Templeton Investments.

By Jason Xavier, Head of EMEA ETF Capital Markets at Franklin Templeton.

Although ETFs display some similar characteristics to stocks and mutual funds, there are some significant differences. In this blog post, we explain why the selection criteria used in screening mutual funds – notably trading volume and size (AUM) – are not as important as other considerations in the ETF world.


Tail Wagging the Dog? – Franklin Templeton comments on ETF market resilience

Feb 27th, 2019 | By
Jason Xavier, Head of EMEA ETF Capital Markets at Franklin Templeton Investments.

With volatility very much back in the headlines, some investors are questioning the role of ETFs in exacerbating market moves. Jason Xavier, Head of EMEA ETF Capital Markets at Franklin Templeton Investments, puts those concerns into context and tries to allay some other fears about the resilience of the sector.


Franklin Templeton launches passive ETF suite in Canada

Feb 21st, 2019 | By
Franklin Templeton taps expertise of affiliates for upcoming ETF listings on TSX

Franklin Templeton Investments Canada has introduced a suite of plain-vanilla passive ETFs on Toronto Stock Exchange, providing single-country and regional exposures at low management fees. The ETFs are linked to indices from FTSE Russell that target equities in Canada, United States, Japan, and Europe (excluding the UK). “With market-moving events like trade tensions and Brexit, investors and their advisors, as well as institutional investors, are looking to precisely act upon specific country and regional market views,” said Duane Green, President and CEO, Franklin Templeton Investments Canada.


Franklin Templeton: A strong start to 2019 for emerging markets

Feb 20th, 2019 | By
Chetan Sehgal, Portfolio Manager at Franklin Templeton Investments.

By Chetan Sehgal, Portfolio Manager at Franklin Templeton Investments.

Investor sentiment in emerging markets continued to improve in January, supported by a dovish Fed and hopes for the United States and China to reach a trade deal by March when higher US tariffs on Chinese goods are poised to set in.


Franklin Templeton: A year-end report card for industry predictions in 2018

Dec 5th, 2018 | By
David Mann, Head of Capital Markets, Global ETFs, Franklin Templeton Investments.

As 2018 draws to a close, David Mann, Head of Capital Markets, Global ETFs at Franklin Templeton Investments, looks back on some of the industry trends he had predicted would likely unfold this year. How many came to fruition? And which missed the mark?


Active ETFs: For fixed income investors who don’t want to follow the pack

Oct 22nd, 2018 | By
Jason Xavier, Head of EMEA ETF Capital Markets at Franklin Templeton Investments.

By Jason Xavier, Head of EMEA ETF Capital Markets at Franklin Templeton Investments,

In this connected world of 24-hour news and social media, many factors continue to vie for the market’s attention, keeping volatility at the forefront of many investors’ minds. In this blog post, I explain how volatility can present tactical investment opportunities, but not for those who are stuck following the crowd.