Franklin Templeton launches first passive emerging market ETFs

Franklin LibertyShares

Beth Brearley
Martin Gilbey of Franklin Templeton

Martin Gilbey of Franklin Templeton

Franklin Templeton has unveiled its first passive ETFs within its Franklin LibertyShares range, with a suite of four market-cap weighted, emerging markets country ETFs covering Brazil, China, Korea and India.

The Brazil, China and Korea ETFs will list on the London Stock Exchange on 7 June, while the India ETF will be listed on the exchange "shortly after".  The ETFs are sub-funds of the Franklin LibertyShares ICAV. Franklin Templeton said it was "logical" for the inaugural launches to cover Brazil, China, India and Korea, as the countries "represent the biggest country allocations within client portfolios and broad emerging markets indices". Emerging stock ETFs see most inflows in October as investors look to take advantage of poor performance The firm claims the funds' total expens...

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