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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.

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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?

Brace, brace, brace: The real issue behind the banking turmoil

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Energy transition: Accelerating investment opportunities

Arguably, humanity’s greatest current challenge is the need to shift to low and net-zero carbon in a little less than 30 years. These challenges create investment opportunities as investors have a critical role given the capital required to fund this transition.

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

Franklin Templeton's Fixed Income team no longer expects a technical recession in the US and believes the trajectory of disinflation in both the US and euro area will flatten. Thus, central banks are likely to keep rates higher for longer.

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

For this mid-year outlook, the theme continues to be the attractiveness of investments beyond cash including fixed income, equities and alternatives.

Green steel

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Testing infrastructure’s resilience amid heightened uncertainties

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Global investment outlook: this isn’t 2008

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Reporting season wrap: Looking over the edge

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Fixed Income's 2022 ESG engagement report

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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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Seeking income in a rising rate world

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Actively navigating economic and geopolitical shocks

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