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Franklin Resources, Inc., is a global investment management organisation, operating as Franklin Templeton, which is headquartered in California. Franklin Resources, Inc., provides, through its subsidiaries, deep investment expertise across all asset classes - including equity, fixed income, and multi-asset solutions. Franklin Resources, Inc. is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and has employees in over 34 countries.

From large institutions to individual investors, each of our clients wants the same thing. To achieve their financial goals. And for more than 70 years, we’ve helped them do exactly that. Everything we do at Franklin Templeton is focused on delivering our clients better outcomes. And that’s why clients in more than 155 countries have entrusted us with their investments, making us one of the world’s largest asset managers with over USD $1.9 trillion* in assets under management.

Franklin Templeton provides centralised business and distribution support for all of its Specialist Investment Managers, which includes world- renowned investment managers such as Brandywine Global, Clarion Partners, Martin Currie, Clearbridge, Royce Investment Partners and Western Asset. These Specialised Investment Managers operate independently under their own investment process and each is considered an industry expert in their asset class.

Everything we do is focused on one thing – delivering better client outcomes.

*As of 30/9/22. Assets under management represent combined assets of Franklin Templeton and subsidiary investment management groups.

Visit www.franklintempleton.com.au to learn more.

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The best opportunities in fixed income right now

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Will the RBA cut rates before the Fed?

Market consensus is that the US Federal Reserve will cut interest rates well ahead of the RBA. The latest data has cast doubt on this, raising the prospect of an earlier RBA cut to prop up a faltering economy.

Podcast: US recession risks and a simple wealth-creating strategy

Brandywine Global's Richard Rauch warns of US and global recession risks, Vanguard's Duncan Burns on building a simple, effective investment portfolio, and Peter Warnes on the Australian market outlook for 2024.

A new income scorecard for the ASX 200

ASX reporting season focuses on how earnings compare to forecasts, yet there's little mention of how dividends perform versus expectations. A new scorecard aims to rectify this to help income-focused portfolios.

A world out of sync with inflation

What went up in 2020-21—cryptocurrency, commodities, real estate, and economic growth —has retreated in perfect sequence starting late 2021 and early 2022. Now it is inflation’s turn, though don't tell the Fed that.

Three companies using technology to become global powerhouses

By using data and technology, some companies are developing solutions to enhance their customers business and in the process expanding their own competitive advantages. Here are three industry leaders doing just that.

Franklin Templeton CEO on valuations and advice commissions

Payment of product commissions to financial advisers is banned in Australia, but the global Franklin Templeton CEO says it prevents some people from accessing needed advice. She also speaks about revaluing private assets. 

The bright outlook for Australian fixed income

The Australian fixed income landscape has changed with conditions now likely to provide many of the defensive attributes that investors have traditionally expected. Asset allocations should be reviewed to reflect this.

Can the battling Aussie dollar find a friend?

The Aussie dollar hit 80 US cents in late 2020 but has generally been in the 65-70 cents range for the last year. The exchange rate has a major impact on returns from unhedged offshore investments, so what's the outlook?

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The demographic wave: The tide is going out

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Walking, not running, the last mile of inflation

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The state of investment and wealth management in 2023-2024

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Global Investment Outlook: Flexibility, resilience and opportunity

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Energy transition: Accelerating investment opportunities

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Fixed Income Views: Soft landing? Central banks trying to thread the needle

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Macro Perspectives: A changing inflation and growth climate

Although inflation will continue to be an issue for the next 6–12 months and the global economic recovery is uneven, there are investment opportunities ahead.

Mid-year 2023 global outlook: Time to engage more fully

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Green steel

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Add banking stress to rising rates and recession may be baked in

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Testing infrastructure’s resilience amid heightened uncertainties

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Global investment outlook: this isn’t 2008

Today’s banking ‘crisis’ is far less severe than 2008, and it’s not systemic. Indeed, the quality of overall bank assets and capital ratios are dramatically better. Central banks are now coordinating globally to offer banks daily access to the capital they need to operate smoothly.

Reporting season wrap: Looking over the edge

As we stand on the edge of a mortgage rate cliff and a potential Australian recession, how did these important market developments impact the shape of company results in Australia’s February 2023 company reporting season?

Fixed Income's 2022 ESG engagement report

This report shares details and results of the Franklin Templeton Fixed Income team's engagement with bond issuers during the calendar year of 2022 to better understand each other’s interests, ambitions, and risks.

Innovation Insights Quarterly Q1 Jan 2023

In their latest Innovation insights, Franklin Equity Group examines five advancements they found interesting this quarter from renewables accessing deeper waters to artificial intelligence in the digital realm.

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