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Franklin Templeton expands passive ETF suite

Feb 12th, 2018 | By
Patrick O’Connor, global head of ETFs at Franklin Templeton Investments.

Franklin Templeton Investments has added four new ETFs to its line-up of passively managed country and regional funds, introducing exposures to equities listed in India, Russia, Asia Pacific ex-Japan, and Switzerland. Patrick O’Connor, head of global ETFs at Franklin Templeton Investments, said, “Our suite of passive country- and region-specific ETFs has been well received in the marketplace, as clients look for low-cost vehicles that can be used to access different exposures for their portfolios or solutions capabilities.”



Franklin Templeton cross-lists smart beta ETF suite into Italy

Feb 1st, 2018 | By
Patrick O’Connor, global head of ETFs at Franklin Templeton Investments.

Franklin Templeton has continued its expansion into Europe by cross-listing its five recently launched European domiciled ‘LibertyShares’ ETFs onto Italy’s Borsa Italiana. The range includes three multi-factor ETFs providing global, US and emerging markets exposure, and a pair of quality dividend ETFs targeting global and European equities. Patrick O’Connor, global head of ETFs for Franklin Templeton, said Italy was a “strategic market” for the firm and that the Borsa Italiana listings were “a fundamental step towards our aim of creating a global ETF platform.”



Franklin Templeton launches two smart beta ETFs in Canada

Jan 30th, 2018 | By
Duane Green, president and CEO, Franklin Templeton Investments Canada.

Franklin Templeton Investments Canada has launched two smart beta ETFs on Toronto Stock Exchange, providing exposure to quality dividend-paying stocks globally and emerging market equities selected using a multifactor approach. Duane Green, president and CEO, Franklin Templeton Investments Canada, said, “In building out our ETF platform, we are now offering advisors and investors a range of options to help diversify a Canadian-focused portfolio.”



ETF flows chasing fee cuts, reports FactSet

Nov 17th, 2017 | By
WisdomTree launches three inverse fixed income ETPs

ETF flows have started to chase the fund fee cuts that have become a staple of the industry in recent months, according to new research released by FactSet. The report comes in the wake of numerous announcements in the last few months of fee reductions and new ultra-low-cost funds from major players, including Charles Schwab, State Street Global Advisors, Franklin Templeton, Deutsche Asset Management and Invesco PowerShares.



Franklin Templeton unveils passive ETF line-up linked to FTSE indices

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

Franklin Templeton has unveiled its first fully passive ETFs, including 14 single-country and two regional funds. The ETFs, which track market cap-weighted indices designed by FTSE Russell, are scheduled to be listed on NYSE Arca on 6 November 2017. Patrick O’Connor, global head of ETFs for Franklin Templeton, said: “Our new suite of passive ETFs will provide a cost-effective way to access beta solutions, further rounding out our offerings for US investors.”



Franklin Templeton adds EM multi-factor ETF to LibertyShares suite

Oct 19th, 2017 | By
Franklin Templeton adds multi-factor ETF to Liberty Shares suite

Franklin Templeton has added to its line-up of Europe-listed ETFs with the launch of the Franklin Templeton LibertyQ Emerging Markets UCITS ETF, tracking the performance of large- and mid-cap emerging markets stocks selected using a multi-factor approach. Vivek Kudva, head of EMEA and India at Franklin Templeton, said, “We think this new strategy can be utilised as a strategic and long-term allocation for those investors looking for an alternative way of accessing emerging markets as part of their diversified portfolio.”



September ETF trading on LSE up 18% from 2016

Oct 11th, 2017 | By
VanEck launches two new ETFs in London

The London Stock Exchange (LSE) has released its monthly ETF roundup for September 2017. Total on-exchange value traded for ETFs during the month was £28.2 billion through 289k trades, up 18% compared to September 2016.



Moody’s investigates effects of smart beta ETF price war

Sep 14th, 2017 | By
IndexIQ adjusts fees on a range of ETFs

The ongoing price war in smart beta ETF fees has the potential to negatively impact the credit ratings of traditional active asset managers as well as smart beta ETF providers, according to credit rating agency Moody’s.



Franklin Templeton: Bringing the human factor to index investing

Sep 13th, 2017 | By
Chandra Seethamraju, vice president of systematic modelling, Franklin Templeton.

By Chandra Seethamraju, vice president of systematic modelling, Franklin Templeton.

For decades, Franklin Templeton has been a vocal advocate for active management. We believe the skills and insight human oversight brings should play a crucial role in the investment process. The emergence of risk-factor investing and the evolution of traditional indexes have opened up fresh opportunities to bring a human touch to what has traditionally been considered the passive exchange-traded fund space.



Franklin Templeton makes ETF debut in Europe

Sep 11th, 2017 | By
Patrick O’Connor, global head of ETFs at Franklin Templeton Investments.

Franklin Templeton has made its exchange-traded funds debut in Europe with the launch of four smart beta ETFs on the London Stock Exchange and Deutsche Börse’s Xetra. Branded as Franklin LibertyShares and linked to custom proprietary indices, the launch includes a pair of multi-factor ETFs, one of which is SRI focused, and a pair of quality dividend ETFs. Patrick O’Connor, head of global ETFs at Franklin Templeton, said: “Our first European offerings aim to help investors achieve specific investment outcomes such as strong risk-adjusted returns, lower volatility and downside protection.”