Franklin Templeton Lists Four Passive Emerging Markets ETFs at SIX

From Franklin Templeton
Contact Oliver Trenk
Telephone +49 6927 223718

Zurich – 28. Juni 2019 – Franklin Templeton1 is introducing its first passive ETFs within its Franklin LibertySharesTM range in Switzerland, with an initial suite of four market-cap weighted, emerging markets country ETFs covering Brazil, China, Korea and India. A pioneer in emerging markets investing since 1987, Franklin Templeton is one of the largest asset managers with dedicated emerging markets expertise, with over $1502 billion managed across the firm in emerging markets assets.

Franklin FTSE Brazil UCITS ETF, Franklin FTSE India UCITS ETF, Franklin FTSE China UCITS ETF and Franklin FTSE Korea UCITS ETF3 listed on the Deutsche Börse (DB), thereafter on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and Borsa Italiana early in June and then on the SIX Swiss Exchange on 28th June.

Competitive fees

The funds’ total expense ratios are the lowest in Europe (TER is on average 70% lower than other emerging markets country UCITS ETFs4) for their respective categories, thus empowering investors with the ability and options to realise the full potential of beta-driven solutions.

Franklin LibertySharesTMPlattform
Emerging Markets ETFs (Passiv)Total Expense Ratio (TER)
Franklin FTSE Brazil UCITS ETF 0.19%
Franklin FTSE China UCITS ETF 0.19%
Franklin FTSE Indien UCITS ETF 0.19%
Franklin FTSE Korea UCITS ETF 0.09%

Caroline Baron, Head of ETF Sales EMEA, Franklin Templeton said: “Building on Franklin Templeton’s strong and extensive emerging markets investment heritage, we are delighted to introduce these four new emerging markets country passive ETFs at the lowest fees, to European investors. It was logical for us to start with Brazil, China, India and Korea, since these four high-growth countries represent the biggest country allocations within client portfolios and broad emerging markets indices. It is important to note that our new passive ETFs will be physically replicated which is rare in the emerging markets country ETF category. This is due to strong client feedback noting their preference over synthetically replicated ETFs.”

Patrick O’Connor, Head of Global ETFs for Franklin Templeton, added: “Our goal is to provide investors with the flexibility to construct diversified portfolios across active, smart beta and passive ETF strategies. This new suite of passive ETFs will provide a cost-effective way to access beta solutions, further rounding out our strong line up of 14 ETF strategies for European investors."

The new passive emerging markets ETFs are market cap-weighted and benchmarked to country indices from FTSE Russell, leveraging the global index provider’s capabilities and expertise across developed and emerging markets. FTSE Russell is one of the largest index providers in the marketplace globally, with approximately $16 trillion in assets currently benchmarked to its indices.

  • Franklin FTSE Brazil UCITS ETF will aim track the FTSE Brazil 30/18 Capped Index.
  • Franklin FTSE China UCITS ETF will aim to track the FTSE China 30/18 Capped Index.
  • Franklin FTSE Korea UCITS ETF will aim to track the FTSE South Korea 30/18 Capped Index.
  • Franklin FTSE India UCITS ETF will aim to track the FTSE India 30/18 Capped Index.

Patrick Lutz, Director & Country Head von Franklin Templeton Switzerland Ltd, concluded: "In February 2018, we listed our first ETFs on the Swiss Stock Exchange and then steadily expanded our offering. Strengthened by positive customer feedback, we will continue to launch new ETFs in those areas that fit particularly well with our expertise. So far, in addition to the new passive and very cost-efficient emerging market ETFs, these have included Smart Beta ETFs and active bond ETFs".

Through its Franklin LibertySharesTM ETF platform globally, Franklin Templeton currently offers an actively managed suite of equity and fixed income ETFs, passive ETFs and a smart beta suite covering both US and international equity markets. Franklin LibertySharesTM has approximately $4 billion in assets under management globally as of May 31, 2019.

For more information on the Franklin LibertyShares TM ETF range please visit:
https://www.franklintempleton.ch.

Börsen
SIX TickerLSE TickersBorsa Italiana TickerXetra Ticker
Fund Name ISIN USD GBP USD EUR USD
Franklin FTSE Brazil UCITS ETF IE00BHZRQY00 FLXB FVUB FLXB FLXB FLXB
Franklin FTSE China UCITS ETF IE00BHZRR147 FLXC FRCH FLXC FLXC FLXC
Franklin FTSE Korea UCITS ETF IE00BHZRR030 FLXK FLRK FLXK FLXK FLXK
Franklin FTSE India UCITS ETF IE00BHZRQZ17 FLXI FRIN FLXI FLXI FLXI

Contacts:

Oliver Trenk
Sr. Corp Comms Manager, Central Europe
Franklin Templeton
Tel.: +49 (0)69 27223 718
E-Mail: oliver.trenk@franklintempleton.de

Sabine Krause
Marketing Executive
Franklin Templeton
Tel.: +49 (0)69 27223 239
E-Mail: sabine.krause@franklintempleton.de

Hinweise an die Redaktion:

  1. Franklin Resources, Inc. [NYSE:BEN] is a global investment management organization operating as Franklin Templeton. Franklin Templeton provides global and domestic investment management to retail, institutional and sovereign wealth clients in over 170 countries. Through specialized teams, the company has expertise across all asset classes—including equity, fixed income, alternative and custom solutions. The company’s more than 650 investment professionals are supported by its integrated, worldwide team of risk management professionals and global trading desk network. With offices in over 30 countries, the California–based company has more than 70 years of investment experience and over $720 billion in assets under management as of April 30, 2019. For more information, please visit www.franklintempleton.ch
  2. Source: Franklin Templeton Investments as of March 31, 2019.
  3. Franklin FTSE Brazil UCITS ETF, Franklin FTSE China UCITS ETF, Franklin FTSE Korea UCITS ETF, Franklin FTSE India UCITS ETF are sub-funds of the Franklin LibertyShares ICAV, an Irish Collective Asset-managed Vehicle, incorporated under the laws of Ireland.
    The views expressed are those of the investment manager and the comments, opinions and analyses are rendered as of the publication date and may change without notice. The information provided in this material is not intended as complete analysis of every material fact regarding any country, region or market.
    An investment in Franklin LibertySharesTM UCITS ETF range entails risks which are described in the prospectus, its supplements and in the relevant Key Investor Information Document. The value of investments can go down as well as up, and investors may not get back the full amount invested. Past performance is not an indicator or a guarantee of future performance.
    Franklin LibertySharesTM UCITS ETFs (domiciled outside of the U.S. or Canada) may not be directly or indirectly offered or sold to residents of the United States of America or Canada. ETFs trade like stocks, fluctuate in market value and may trade at prices above or below their net asset value. Brokerage commissions and ETF expenses will reduce returns.
  4. Source: Franklin Templeton Investments based on analysis of Morningstar’s emerging markets country UCITS ETFs as of May 31st 2019.

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