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Franklin Templeton launches LibertyShares Strategic Beta ETFs in Canada

Jun 7th, 2017 | By
Franklin Templeton launches LibertyShares Strategic Beta ETFs in Canada

The Canadian ETF platform of Californian asset manager Franklin Templeton Investments has introduced two new Franklin LibertyShares strategic beta ETFs on Toronto Stock Exchange. The Franklin LibertyQT US Equity Index ETF (FLUS) and the Franklin LibertyQT International Equity Index ETF (FLDM) invests in US and international equities respectively while enhancing exposure to quality, value, momentum and low volatility factors.



Franklin Templeton launches LibertyShares ETF platform in Canada

May 4th, 2017 | By
Franklin Templeton launches LibertyShares ETF platform in Canada

Californian asset manager Franklin Templeton Investments has introduced its LibertyShares ETF platform in Canada, with plans to launch an initial suite of two actively managed ETFs and two smart beta ETFs in the coming weeks. The venture into Canada will be seeking to build on the success of Franklin Templeton’s US-listed ETFs which collectively hold over $620 in assets under management. (Data as of the end of April 2017)



Franklin Templeton adds three US equity ETFs to smart beta suite

May 2nd, 2017 | By
Patrick O’Connor, global head of ETFs at Franklin Templeton Investments

Franklin Templeton Investments has expanded its LibertyShares line-up with the launch of three new smart beta ETFs offering exposure to different capitalization segments of the US equity market. Each fund targets exposure across four factors – quality, value, momentum and low volatility – which have historically provided superior returns to market cap-weighted benchmarks over the long-term. Patrick O’Connor, global head of ETFs at Franklin Templeton Investments, commented: “Leveraging our firm’s 70 years of active management experience, our quantitative approach targets specific factors for consistent sources of return.”



Franklin Templeton launches actively managed international equity ETF

Jan 30th, 2017 | By
Patrick O’Connor, global head of ETFs at Franklin Templeton Investments

Franklin Templeton Investments has launched the Franklin Liberty International Opportunities ETF (NYSE: FLIO), a new actively managed ETF providing exposure to a well-diversified portfolio of equities from developed, developing and frontier markets outside the US, and spanning across sectors and market capitalizations. Patrick O’Connor, Global Head of ETFs for Franklin Templeton Investments, commented: “With over 75% of the world’s GDP coming from countries outside the US, investing internationally can provide portfolio diversification, which can reduce overall risk.”



Franklin Templeton expands suite of actively managed ETFs

Oct 7th, 2016 | By
Patrick O’Connor, global head of ETFs at Franklin Templeton Investments

Franklin Templeton Investments has expanded its suite of actively managed ETFs on the Franklin LibertyShares platform with the launch of two new funds. The Franklin Liberty US Low Volatility ETF (NYSE: FLLV) and the Franklin Liberty Investment Grade Corporate ETF (NYSE: FLCO) provide exposure to US equities with low volatility characteristics and to global investment grade corporate debt respectively. Patrick O’Connor, Global Head of ETFs for Franklin Templeton Investments, commented: “Our ability to combine our research prowess, with the attractive benefits of an ETF structure, is our competitive advantage.”



Franklin Templeton debuts LibertyShares smart beta ETF range

Jun 9th, 2016 | By
Franklin Templeton debuts LibertyShares smart beta ETF range

Californian asset manager Franklin Templeton Investments has launched LibertyShares, its new exchange-traded fund arm. The provider has officially begun operations with the launch of four new smart beta funds known as LibertyQ ETFs, offering exposure to global, emerging market and international stocks. Each fund tracks a proprietary, research-driven index which targets exposure across four factors (value, quality, momentum and low volatility) which have historically provided superior returns to market cap-weighted benchmarks over the long-term.



Franklin Templeton plan entrance into smart beta ETF space

Jan 25th, 2016 | By
Franklin Templeton plan entrance into smart beta ETF realm

Californian asset manager Franklin Templeton Investments has filed papers with regulators signifying its intention to launch four equity exchange-traded funds with smart beta investment themes. Details within the filings indicate that the new funds, which will be part of the firm’s ‘LibertyQ’ range, will track rules-based indices calculated by MSCI.



Franklin Templeton launches actively managed short duration US government bond ETF

Nov 7th, 2013 | By
Franklin Templeton launches actively managed short-duration US government bond ETF

Franklin Templeton has launched its first exchange-traded fund, the actively managed Franklin Short Duration US Government ETF (FTSD). Listed on the NYSE Arca, the fund seeks a high level of current income and preservation of capital by following a short duration US government portfolio strategy. It is designed for investors who are income focused while also looking to achieve lower volatility than intermediate and longer-duration strategies.