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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
Duane Green, president and CEO, Franklin Templeton Canada.

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.”