Templeton Global Growth Fund Ltd rated “Recommended” by independent investment research

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Templeton Global Growth Fund Ltd (ASX: TGG), a 31-year old Australian listed investment company (LIC) providing investors with access to world equity markets based on a value driven investment approach, has been awarded a “Recommended” rating by Independent Investment Research (IIR). TGG’s investment objective is to achieve long-term capital growth for shareholders, particularly long-term investors […]

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Franklin Templeton 2019 Outlook for global equity markets – The East gains appear over, but unloved stocks may draw new interest

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“US stimulus is fading and US earnings growth should have a hard time matching 2018 levels. But with interest rates rising and political issues a concern, the quality of earnings along with valuations will be an increasingly important investment consideration.” The year ahead looks to be one of restrained global equity market performance. As the […]

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Slower global growth may mean taking the long view

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Global equities face a more uncertain year ahead. Nothing looks likely to drive stocks sharply lower for an extended stretch, but we see few positive economic or earnings surprises on the horizon to provide a significant boost. In 2019, economic growth looks set to moderate globally, US interest rates should rise further, trade tensions may […]

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Theresa May’s Brexit steeplechase has only just begun: an investor’s perspective

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Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Group The UK government has largely come together behind a European Union (EU) withdrawal deal UK and EU negotiators have agreed to. But UK Prime Minister Theresa May faces an uphill struggle to get the deal through parliament. As a result, we expect uncertainty and volatility in UK and European financial […]

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Franklin Templeton Global Equity Strategy added to Netwealth

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Industry-leading investment and superannuation platform provider Netwealth (ASX: NWL) has added the Franklin Concentrated Global Equity Ex-Australia portfolio, a Separately Managed Account (SMA), to its Managed Account Service. Under the arrangement, Franklin Templeton will select a concentrated portfolio of typically around 20 international stocks, and investors can own the underlying stocks in the strategy by investing […]

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Franklin Templeton appoints Senior Director of Institutional Business

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Franklin Templeton Investments Australia has announced the appointment of Vivian Sun to the role of Senior Director, Institutional Business. Based in Melbourne, Ms. Sun will be responsible for managing and building the firm’s relationships with institutional investors in Australia and New Zealand. Reporting into Felicity Walsh, Head of Institutional and Alternatives, the role will support […]

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Franklin Templeton announces key appointments to Australian Distribution Team

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Franklin Templeton Investments Australia has announced two key appointments to its distribution team in Sydney, adding depth to the firm’s ability to meet the needs of investors across Australia and New Zealand. Amy Teh has been appointed to the newly created role of Head of Investment and Consultant Relations. In this role, she will be […]

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2018 Global Macro Outlook

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For nearly a decade, financial markets have surfed a wave of low-cost money in the US, courtesy of the US Federal Reserve’s (Fed’s) massive quantitative easing (QE) programs that were launched after the global financial crisis (GFC) of 2007–2009. The expansion of the Fed’s balance sheet from around US$900 billion in 2008 to nearly US$4.5 […]

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Franklin Australian Absolute Return Bond Fund gets an upgrade  

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The Franklin Australian Absolute Return Bond Fund has been upgraded by Lonsec Research to a ‘Recommended’ rating, reflecting the research firm’s strong conviction in the fund following its recent fixed income sector review. Closing in on a three-year performance track record and managed by local co-portfolio managers, Chris Siniakov and Andrew Canobi, the fund is […]

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Templeton Global Growth Fund Ltd announces improved shareholder returns and continuing portfolio outperformance

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Templeton Global Growth Fund Ltd (“Company”; ASX Code TGG), an Australian listed investment company (LIC), yesterday announced its FY17 results, noting improved shareholder returns including continuing strong performance of its underlying portfolio as well as a significant narrowing in the discount to net tangible assets per share (NTA) from 9.71% discount to after-tax NTA as […]

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