Beyond Bulls & Bears

PODCAST: Smart Beta Investing in the Changing Emerging-Market Landscape
LibertyShares

PODCAST: Smart Beta Investing in the Changing Emerging-Market Landscape

Many investors view “smart beta” within the realm of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) as a replacement for either actively managed or passive investment strategies. Franklin Templeton ETF Specialists Todd Mathias and Rick Felix view smart beta as an additive investment strategy that can complement these approaches. In our latest “Talking Markets” podcast, they discuss the nuances of smart beta while taking a look at the changing investment landscape in emerging markets.

Meet the Manager: James Conn
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.

Index Investing and the Factor Evolution
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 ...

Strategic Beta: Risk-Management Recipe
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 ...

Bringing the Human Factor to Index Investing
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 ...