Decades of Global Investment Expertise

Bringing 25 Years of Institutional Experience to the Retail Market - Franklin Templeton Investments Australia

Australian investors face a unique dilemma. Returns from domestic bonds and term deposits – long perceived as a source of safety and stability – are declining, and market volatility has many unwilling to consider equities for added return. For 25 years, Franklin Templeton has been a trusted partner to some of Australia's premier institutional investors, sharing the depth and breadth of our global expertise. Now we’re bringing our renowned platform of investment solutions to Australia’s retail investors.

Look to global fixed income to boost your clients’ returns

We offer investors two global fixed income solutions: Franklin Templeton Multisector Bond Fund and Templeton Global Bond Plus Fund. Both draw on the expertise of more than 130 dedicated professionals, led by portfolio manager, Dr Michael Hasenstab, recognised as one of the world's most influential global bond managers.

Our investment team takes an unconstrained, top-down approach to investing—analysing economies, geopolitical risks, interest rates and currencies to find the most compelling opportunities around the world. Flexibility to invest in any country, including emerging markets, allows the team to take advantage of macroeconomic trends many of our competitors ignore.

Investment Objective

Franklin Templeton Multisector Bond Fund is a high alpha-seeking multi-sector global fixed income strategy that may invest across the entire fixed income opportunity set.

Who should invest in this fund?

  • Investors planning to hold their investment for the long term (greater than five years).
  • Investors seeking to maximize total investment return through a combination of global fixed income securities and currencies.

Fund Ratings*

LONSEC - Recommended         van Eyk - A         Zenith - Recommended

Fund Managers

Michael Hasenstab, Ph.D.          Sonal Desai, Ph.D.
Michael Hasenstab, Ph.D.          Sonal Desai, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President, Portfolio Manager
Co-Director, International Bond Department
Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Group
         Portfolio Manager, Director of Research
International Bond Department
Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Group


Fund Documents

Fund Performance Chart
Download our latest fund performance.

Fund Overview
A detailed description of the fund’s objective, investment philosophy and the process behind its construction.

Product Profile
A quarterly summary of the fund’s performance, and perspective from the fixed income team on what they expect in the coming months.

Investment Objective

Templeton Global Bond Plus Fund aims to capitalise on interest rate, currency and sovereign credit trends around the world by investing in debt obligations of government or government-related issuers.

Who should invest in this fund?

  • Investors planning to hold their investment for the medium to long term (3 to 5 years).
  • Investors seeking to maximize total investment return through a combination of interest income, capital appreciation and currency gains.

Fund Managers

Michael Hasenstab, Ph.D.          Sonal Desai, Ph.D.
Michael Hasenstab, Ph.D.          Sonal Desai, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President, Portfolio Manager
Co-Director, International Bond Department
Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Group
         Portfolio Manager, Director of Research
International Bond Department
Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Group


Fund Documents

Fund Performance Chart
Download our latest fund performance.

Fund Overview
A detailed description of the fund’s objective, investment philosophy and the process behind its construction.

Product Profile
A quarterly summary of the fund’s performance, and perspective from the fixed income team on what they expect in the coming months.

Important Legal Information

Franklin Templeton Investments Australia Limited (FTIAust) (ABN 87 006 972 247) is the responsible entity for the Australian registered schemes referred to in this website. FTIAust is the holder an Australian Financial Services ("AFS") Licence, number 225328, issued by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission. This website is intended for Australian investors only. Your use of this website means you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The information in this website does not constitute the distribution of any information or the making of any offer or solicitation by anyone in any jurisdiction in which such distribution or offer is not authorized or to any person to whom it is unlawful to distribute such information or make such an offer or solicitation. The information is current as at the date of publication but is subject to change without notice.

Fund Ratings – Important Information

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