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    2. An Introduction

      Successful investing begins with ambition. And achievement only comes when you reach for it. That’s why we continually strive to deliver better outcomes for investors. No matter what your goals are, our deep, global investment expertise allows us to offer solutions that can help.

      Since our founding in 1947, we’ve managed through all kinds of markets – up, down and those in between. We’re always preparing for what may come next. It’s because of this, combined with our strength as one of the world’s largest asset managers, that we’ve earned the trust of millions of investors around the world.

      Every investor has different goals. That’s why we offer a wide range of investment strategies that can be combined to help provide the outcomes investors want.

      Our strategies are managed by specialized investment teams comprised of more than 600 investment experts around the globe1. These teams are supported by an independent risk management group to ensure investment risks are optimized – not simply minimized.

      Investment Vehicles

      • Mutual Funds

      • ETFs

      • Separately Managed Accounts

      • Private Funds

      Extensive Investment Capabilities


      • Value
      • Deep Value
      • Core Value
      • Blend
      • GARP
      • Growth
      • Convertibles
      • Sector
      • Shariah
      • Smart Beta

      Fixed Income

      • Government
      • Municipals
      • Corporate Credit
      • Bank Loans
      • Securitized
      • Multi Sector
      • Currencies
      • Sukuk


      • Multi-Asset Income
      • Diversified Outcome-Oriented
      • Risk Premia
      • Smart Beta
      • Balanced Allocation
      • Target Date/Risk
      • Model Portfolios
      • Inflation Protection
      • Managed Volatility


      • Commodities
      • Infrastructure
      • Real Estate
      • Hedge Funds
      • Private Equity

      Specialized Investment Teams

      • Franklin Equity Group
      • Franklin LAM – Developed Markets Equity
      • Franklin LAM – Fixed Income
      • Franklin Mutual Series
      • Franklin Real Asset Advisors
      • Franklin Systematic
      • Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity
      • Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Group
      • Franklin Templeton Multi-Asset Solutions
      • Templeton Global Equity Group
      • Templeton Global Macro
      • Darby Overseas Investments
      • K2 Advisors
      • Pelagos

      Global Investment Platform

      • Research

      • Portfolio

      • Trading

      • Investment Risk Management

      To realize your ambitions, you need on-the-ground expertise. To make the most of that expertise, you need the financial strength and resources of a global player. In Franklin Templeton, you get both.

      We’re a recognized leader in global investing, having launched one of the first global mutual funds over 60 years ago. Today, our global footprint spans more than 30 countries and covers 84% of global GDP.

      With investment professionals based in 42 research offices around the world, we believe our firsthand knowledge of local cultures and economies truly sets us apart as a global partner.

      Research Offices
      Trading Desks
      Local Asset
      Management Teams

      We have the strength that comes with size. And the insight that comes from seven decades of investing experience.

      We maintain a long-term perspective in everything we do and run our business with the same level of discipline we apply to asset management. As a result, our credit ratings are among the highest in the industry.

      Our business is diversified by client type and geography. In fact, over 50% of our sales are derived from outside the U.S4. We also maintain substantial liquid cash and investments which give us the flexibility to invest in ongoing innovation for our customers.

      We believe these characteristics make us an ideal long-term partner in asset management.

      $717.1 B
      in AUM
      with offices