Franklin Liberty USD Investment Grade Corporate Bond UCITS ETF

FUND DESCRIPTION

The fund's objective is to provide income from the USD fixed income market while seeking to preserve capital by investing primarily in U.S. dollar denominated corporate debt securities issued by U.S. and foreign companies. The Investment Manager allocates the fund's assets among a range of market sectors and will seek to invest at least 80% of the fund in fixed and floating rate investment grade corporate debt securities and investments.

REGISTERED COUNTRIES

 United Kingdom       Germany      Italy      Austria       Switzerland       Denmark       Finland       Sweden

MANAGEMENT

Marc Kremer, CFA®

  • New York, United States
  • Years Of Experience: 32

Shawn Lyons, CFA®

  • California, United States
  • Years Of Experience: 24

What are the Key Risks?

The value of shares in the Fund and income received from it can go down as well as up and investors may not get back the full amount invested. Performance may also be affected by currency fluctuations. Currency fluctuations may affect the value of overseas investments. There is no guarantee that the Fund will meet its objective. For full details of all the risks applicable to this Fund, please refer to the “Risk Considerations” section of the current prospectus of Franklin LibertyShares ICAV.

  • The Fund invests primarily in U.S. dollar denominated corporate debt securities issued by U.S. and non-U.S. companies. Such securities have historically been subject to price movements, generally due to interest rates or movements in the bond market. As a result, the performance of the Fund can fluctuate moderately over time.
  • Other significant risks include:
    Counterparty risk: the risk of failure of financial institutions or agents (when serving as a counterparty to financial contracts) to perform their obligations, whether due to insolvency, bankruptcy or other causes.
    Credit risk: the risk of loss arising from default that may occur if an issuer fails to make principal or interest payments when due. This risk is higher if the Fund holds low-rated, sub-investment-grade securities.
    Derivative Instruments risk: the risk of loss in an instrument where a small change in the value of the underlying investment may have a larger impact on the value of such instrument. Derivatives may involve additional liquidity, credit and counterparty risks.
    Secondary Market Trading risk: the risk that the shares purchased on the secondary market cannot usually be sold directly back to the Fund and that investors may therefore pay more than NAV per Share when buying shares or may receive less than the current NAV per Share when selling shares.