Beyond Bulls & Bears

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Fixed Income

Meet the Manager: James Conn

At Franklin Templeton, our people are passionate about investing, and James (Jim) Conn is no exception. His father boasts an impressive career in investment management, so you might even say it’s in his blood. Here, we get to know Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Group’s Jim Conn and discover the three words he uses to describe his approach as an investment manager.

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LibertyShares

Can Strategic Beta Make You a Smarter Investor?

Dr. Chandra Seethamraju, director of systematic modeling, Franklin Templeton Solutions, gives us the lowdown on the concept of “beta” within ETFs—specifically strategic beta—and how it can offer a smarter investment approach.

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LibertyShares

ETF Trends to Watch in 2017

As investors have become more and more comfortable with the ETF wrapper, they are becoming more open to different solutions within the general asset class beyond a basket defined by market capitalization. I expect this trend to continue.

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Fixed Income

Meet the Manager: Dina Ting

Whether leaving her home in Indonesia to attend college in the United States or riding the exchange-traded fund (ETF) wave as it grew into a ...

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Fixed Income

Index Investing and the Factor Evolution

Every financial website displays key barometers to track global stock performance around the world at a glance—in the form of stock indexes. With ...

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Education

Strategic Beta: Risk-Management Recipe

Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are now an established item on the investment menu, and there are now many flavors to choose from. Proponents claim ...

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Fixed Income

Bringing the Human Factor to Index Investing

For decades, Franklin Templeton has been a vocal advocate for active management, believing that the skills and insight that human oversight brings ...