‘ Franklin Templeton ’

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.


Franklin Templeton adds three new EM ETFs

Oct 16th, 2018 | By
Patrick O'Connor, Global Head of ETFs at Franklin Templeton Investments

Franklin Templeton Investments has added three new emerging markets funds – tracking Saudi Arabia, South Africa, and Latin America – to its line-up of passively managed single country and regional ETFs in the US.


Franklin Templeton adds Asia ex Japan ETF to smart beta line-up in Europe

Sep 28th, 2018 | By
Caroline Baron Franklin Templeton ETFs

Franklin Templeton has expanded its suite of ETFs in Europe with the launch of the Franklin LibertyQ AC Asia Ex Japan UCITS ETF. The fund has been listed on Deutsche Börse with cross listings planned for the LSE, Borsa Italiana and SIX Swiss Exchange. Caroline Baron, Head of ETF Sales EMEA at Franklin Templeton, said, “We are pleased to announce the expansion of our smart beta ETF range—this time with a new transparent, rule-based multi-factor Asian ETF, built on our active insights in the market and offered at a competitive fee of 40bps.”


Franklin Templeton expands multi-factor equity suite with European ETF

Sep 13th, 2018 | By
Caroline Baron Franklin Templeton ETFs

Franklin Templeton has added the Franklin LibertyQ European Equity UCITS ETF to its line-up of European listed ETFs. The new ETF provides equity exposure to developed market European companies selected and weighted using a multi-factor smart beta approach. Caroline Baron, Head of ETF Sales EMEA at Franklin Templeton, commented: “We continue to build momentum and develop our suite of LibertyQ funds for the European market. For our line-up of multi-factor strategies, we target high quality companies that are attractively valued using momentum to identify investment trends and avoid value traps. We also use low volatility to help provide a defensive measure against downturns.”


JP Morgan adds Canada and Asia ex-Japan ETFs to BetaBuilders suite

Aug 9th, 2018 | By
JP Morgan adds ultra-short US Treasury ETF to ‘BetaBuilders’ suite

JP Morgan has unveiled two more equity ETFs as part of its ‘BetaBuilders’ range of funds – low cost, passively managed ETFs marketed as portfolio building blocks. The new additions provide broad exposure to the equity markets of Canada and developed Asia Pacific excluding Japan.


Franklin Templeton: Fixed income ETFs democratise price discovery for investors

Jul 16th, 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.

Opportunities to invest nimbly in fixed income securities have traditionally been limited for all but large, sophisticated investors. The emergence of fixed income ETFs has changed that and brought some much-longed-for democracy to the fixed income arena.


LSE sees “growing demand for ETPs” as seven issuers list funds in June

Jul 12th, 2018 | By
LSE reports 12 new ETF listings in September

Seven issuers were active on London Stock Exchange in June, listing seventeen new ETFs or ETF share classes, bringing the total number of new listings (including ETPs) to 188 year-to-date. Lida Eslami, Head of London ETP Business Development, London Stock Exchange, commented: “We continue to see growing demand for ETPs both in terms of issuance and volumes traded in the first half of the year.”