Here's to a year that's blue

2020 is looking a little blue.
With the advent of the coronavirus pandemic, the global economy had to all but shut down to save lives. And yet, 2020 is also the year that marks our 30th anniversary in Singapore and Southeast Asia, and it is a strange time to be celebrating this milestone.

THANKFULLY, WE SEE A DIFFERENT BLUE.

After 30 years of innovating, inspiring and invigorating our investors in Singapore, we are more than ready to help you take control amidst uncertainty.

A MESSAGE FROM

MS DORA SEOW
COUNTRY HEAD, SINGAPORE

"In an environment with such a high degree of uncertainty, dislocation and even extreme panic, it is crucial for investors to find a trusted partner that can provide insights, analysis and credible views to inform them of intelligent investment choices and opportunities that abound in any crisis."

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PLANNING FOR A FUTURE
THAT IS UNCERTAIN?

The global economy is in turmoil and no one truly knows what the path to recovery will look like. While the past cannot predict the future, there is still plenty we can learn from it. Our team has analysed some of the potential recovery scenarios from previous crises.


THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME

V SHAPE

The most bullish outlook and is often considered the best-case scenario. Typically, this shorter economic downturn entails a steep fall in growth that quickly rebounds to its previous peak.

V SHAPE

U OR W-SHAPE

These recoveries shapes indicate that it will take a period of time after the economy contracts before it starts to recover. W-shaped recoveries are historically less common and often show signs of recovery at the beginning (like V-shape recoveries). However, this will be followed quickly by another downturn before real, sustainable growth occurs.

U OR W-SHAPE

L-SHAPE

Recessions and recoveries of this kind are relatively rare but represent the worst-case scenario. They often have steep declines and long periods of stagnant growth, with recoveries that can take years. You will probably see low consumer confidence and high unemployment. Many businesses will fail due to lack of demand and some output will be lost for good.

L-SHAPE


The difficult part of investors is not knowing which one we will go through, and when we have really reached the bottom of a downturn or how much time we will spend there.

Learn more about the investments you can consider for each scenario.

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TO TAKE CONTROL AMIDST UNCERTAINTY -
FIRST, A CHANGE IN PERSPECTIVE

If trade wars persist and deglobalisation becomes a reality, what will happen to world economies? As the global pandemic drags on, affecting our economy, jobs and businesses, where should we seek advice on where to put our money?

At Franklin Templeton, we believe that it is matter of when, not if, the recovery will begin. As we prepare for a longer recovery period, it is important to keep a level head and build resilience in your portfolios

These 2 approaches can help you prepare for the journey ahead.

Protect Your Investments
in times of volatility


BUILD
A DEFENSIVE PORTFOLIO

Adapt & Seize Opportunities
as they arise in changing market conditions


BE OPPORTUNISTIC
AND ADAPTIVE

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INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES
WITHIN REACH

Even as markets and investment climates change, we strive to be ahead of the curve to provide you with best-in-class investment ideas.

Innovation and technology

INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY

The growth of the innovation and technology sector has made it an essential core of many portfolios.

Emerging Markets

EMERGING MARKETS

Emerging markets is poised to be the next global growth engine.

Alternative strategies

ALTERNATIVE STRATEGIES

Look beyond stocks and bonds to bring stability to your portfolio.

OUR INVESTMENT CAPABILITIES

We offer a full range of investment strategies across classes and geographies

Equity

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

Fixed Income

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

Multi-Asset Solutions

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

Alternatives

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

OUR INVESTMENT BRANDS

Franklin Templeton
Western Asset    
ClearBridge    
Brandywine Global  
Clarion Partners      
Benefit Street Partners      
Martin Currie    
QS Investors    
K2 Advisors      
Royce      

1,300+

investment professionals in over 20 countries1


1As of 6/30/20. Investment professionals include portfolio managers, research analysts, research associates, investment support and executives of Franklin Templeton, Legg Mason and subsidiary investment management groups. Franklin Templeton acquired Legg Mason on July 31, 2020.

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SEE A DIFFERENT BLUE WITH US

Singapore is Franklin Templeton's global centre for emerging markets investment management and the company's regional business hub for Asia. Throughout our time in Singapore and Southeast Asia, we have left our mark as a pioneer in the asset management industry, alongside the strength and experience gained from decades of active asset management.

Our Journey In Singapore

1990

Established emerging-markets research office in Singapore, which later became the TEMG's (Templeton Emerging Markets Group) global HQ

1991

Templeton Asset Management Ltd (TAML) was established in Singapore

1997

TAML launched Singapore's first global equity fund

1996

TAML became one of the first few foreign fund managers to offer retail funds in Singapore with the establishment of Singapore's first umbrella and feeder fund

TAML launched Singapore's first emerging markets fund

1998

TAML launched Singapore's first HY corporate bond fund (now Franklin Templeton Investment Funds – Franklin High Yield Fund)

1999

TAML became the first fund manager in Singapore to be awarded the "Enhanced Fund Manager" status for tax exemption by Monetary Authority of Singapore

2000

TAML launched Singapore's first pure life sciences fund (now Franklin Templeton Investment Funds – Franklin Biotechnology Discovery Fund)

2015

TAML launches Franklin Templeton Investment Funds – Franklin K2 Alternative Strategies Fund, Singapore's first liquid alternatives fund for retail investors

2013

TAML launched three shariah-compliant funds for retail investors in Singapore under the Franklin Templeton Shariah Funds fund umbrella; Franklin Global Sukuk Fund, Templeton Shariah Global Equity Fund, Templeton Shariah Asian Growth Fund*
*closed since

2010

Set up Malaysia office and established a bond investment team in Singapore to explore growing Asian fixed income opportunities

2020

Franklin Templeton acquires Legg Mason globally

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