Alternative Investments/ESG: Franklin Templeton Canada Launches New Sustainable Funds

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The asset manager announced five ETFs and four mutual funds, all with a sustainability skew.

Franklin Templeton Canada launches new sustainable funds managed by its boutique investment managers.

New funds from Franklin Templeton Canada

Type of Fund Investment Manager Investing target Features
MUTUAL FUNDS
Franklin ClearBridge Sustainable Global Infrastructure Income Fund ClearBridge Investments: Global Equity Manager Equity securities of sustainable issuers supporting infrastructure assets. Primarily in Franklin ClearBridge Sustainable Global Infrastructure Income Fund
Franklin ClearBridge U.S. Sustainability Leaders Fund ClearBridge Investments: Global Equity Manager High-quality companies with attractive sustainability profiles. Includes both established and emerging leaders in sustainability that address global challenges such as climate change, resource conservation, improving health and financial inclusion.
Franklin Martin Currie Global Equity Fund Martin Currie: Global Equity Specialist Companies that have a strong history of offering high and sustainable returns on invested capital over time. High-conviction, flexible approach to investing across sectors, geographies and market capitalizations, while seeking to manage risk on an absolute basis.
Franklin Martin Currie Sustainable Emerging Markets Fund Martin Currie: Global Equity Specialist Equity securities of sustainable issuers in emerging markets. Long-term capital appreciation
ETFs
Franklin Brandywine Global Sustainable Income Optimiser Active ETF (FBGO) Brandywine Global: Global Fixed Income and Equity Manager Fixed income securities globally that have been assessed by the portfolio manager as sustainable investments. Attractive income generation and total return while guarding against downside risks,
Franklin ClearBridge Sustainable Global Infrastructure Income Active ETF (FCII) ClearBridge Investments: Global Equity Manager Franklin ClearBridge Sustainable Global Infrastructure Income Fund Equity securities of sustainable issuers supporting infrastructure assets.
Franklin ClearBridge Sustainable International Growth Active ETF (FCSI) ClearBridge Investments: Global Equity Manager Franklin ClearBridge International Growth Fund Equity securities of sustainable issuers outside Canada and the U.S.
Franklin Martin Currie Sustainable Global Equity Active ETF (FGSG) Martin Currie: Global Equity Specialist Equity securities of sustainable issuers anywhere in the world. Primarily in Franklin Martin Currie Global Equity Fund
Franklin Martin Currie Sustainable Emerging Markets Active ETF (FSEM) Martin Currie: Global Equity Specialist Equity securities of sustainable issuers in emerging markets. Primarily in Franklin Martin Currie Sustainable Emerging Markets Fund

“As we continue to significantly transform our Canadian business following our acquisition of Legg Mason, we aim to deliver investors specialized investment expertise from our boutique investment managers,” said Duane Green, president and CEO. “We are focused on providing a world-class fund line-up, which showcases our vast investment capabilities across asset classes and proven sustainability expertise, to help individual and institutional investors achieve their desired investment outcomes.” (Yahoo Finance)

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