Investors will lean to traditionally defensive assets
New lead managers named on funds
With significant political decisions undertaken during 2016 on both sides of the Atlantic, 2017 now becomes a year of execution, writes Ben Russon, portfolio manager of the Franklin UK Opportunities fund.
Franklin Templeton and Invesco have lost their spots in the list of the top ten largest fund groups by assets under management in European-domiciled funds in 2016.
Corporate Bond and Gilt funds
CEO paid $3.3m bonus for 2016
Luxembourg launch on 16 December
Co-managed by Mark Mobius
Risk being removed from Stewardship Code
Launch date set for 25 November
Benchmark unconstrained approach
Will pursue other opportunities
Latest figures from Morningstar
Funds to Watch: Franklin UK Rising Dividends fund
Effective from 1 July
'Short-term pain for long-term gain'
Global commodity slump also weakens outlook
Will remain as portfolio manager
Available to UK investors in April
Funds investing in Japan, Europe and smaller companies were among the best performers in 2015 across sectors, but which strategies topped the chart and who struggled?
David Saunders, founding managing director of K2 Advisors, Franklin Templeton, explains how an allocation to hedged strategies can help investors outperform.
Raises number of holdings
Franklin Templeton UK Mid Cap fund manager Paul Spencer has sold some of the portfolio's longest-held positions after taking advantage of the post-election UK equity rally.
Mark Mobius has stepped back from his role as lead manager of the Templeton Emerging Markets investment trust after 26 years, to be replaced by Carlos Hardenberg.