FUNDS IN FOCUS

Franklin Templeton offers specialized expertise across various asset classes, supported by the strength and resources of multiple world-class investment teams brought together in a single firm.

With a commitment to excellence grounded in rigorous, fundamental research and risk management, we are always looking to unearth the next opportunity, to identify the best ideas for our clients. It’s why we take an active approach, striving to deliver outcomes that fit your unique goals.

Templeton Global Total Return Fund

Amid rising interest rates in the US, Templeton Global Total Return Fund is a truly unconstrained global bond fund that is well diversified, investing in several countries and currencies, looking for the best bond yield opportunities worldwide.

Reasons to invest:

  • History of strong outperformance against the benchmark
  • Well positioned to capture income in a rising interest rate environment
  • Attractive historical income paid out in the last 12 months

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Templeton Global Bond Fund

Templeton Global Bond Fund invests in government and government related bonds worldwide, and is well diversified across multiple countries and currencies. The Fund’s short duration also sets it in good stead to capitalize on potential rising rates.

Reasons to invest:

  • History of strong outperformance against the benchmark
  • Well positioned to capture income in a rising interest rate environment
  • Attractive historical income paid out in the last 12 months

Fund Factsheet

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Templeton Asian Smaller Companies Fund

Companies in Emerging Asia are poised to benefit as the region becomes one of the fastest growing in the world, and small-cap companies provide capital appreciation potential as they grow into or become acquired by larger companies.

Reasons to invest:

  • Consistent outperformance against the benchmark
  • Sizeable investment universe of small-cap companies
  • Invest early in potential blue chips of tomorrow

Fund Factsheet

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Templeton Emerging Markets Smaller Companies Fund

Emerging markets equities may have generally underperformed developed markets in the past few years, but have seen real catch up year-to-date, as GDP and corporate profitability continue to grow. Coupled with their changing trade dynamics, opportunities seem abound for many emerging economies.

Reasons to invest:

  • Emerging markets equities are showing stronger earnings growth
  • New generation of innovative companies moving into higher value-added goods and services
  • Provides access to a global team equipped with in-depth stock research capabilities

Fund Factsheet

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Franklin Biotechnology Discovery Fund

Amidst a wave of drug innovation and development, and with new companies being born constantly – either from scratch or as spinouts of university-funded research, the biotechnology sector offers boundless potential investment opportunities.

Reasons to invest:

  • Invest in biotechnology companies located mainly in the US
  • Biotechnology is an evergreen investment theme
  • On-the-ground research team – based in San Francisco Bay Area, commonly referred to as “Biotech Bay”

Fund Factsheet

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Franklin Technology Fund

Breakthroughs in technology are causing widespread disruptions across a number of industries, and in turn, offer investors unprecedented opportunities in the high-growth technology sector.

Reasons to invest:

  • Capitalize on growth in companies with the biggest cloud computing platforms
  • Invests in world leaders in technology such as Amazon & Alphabet
  • Offers investors a variety of time-tested, high-quality companies with solid business models, strong balance sheets and good cash flows

Fund Factsheet

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FIND OUT MORE

For more information on the funds, please contact us at: +65 6337 3933 or email us.

Or speak to a Relationship Manager at any of our participating distributors:

  • AVIVA
  • Citibank Singapore
  • DBS Bank Singapore
  • POSB Singapore
  • Phillip Capital