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Michael Hasenstab
Michael Hasenstab
  • Taking a Contrarian View on Ukraine
  • Dr. Michael Hasenstab, Executive Vice President, Chief Investment Officer, Global Bonds
  • "Being on the ground, understanding the situation, seeing the long-term potential — that's why we're invested in the Ukraine."
  • April 5, 2014
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Garey Aitken
Garey Aitken
Tom O'Gorman
Tom O'Gorman
  • Staying balanced during extraordinary times
  • Garey Aitken, CFA, MBA, Chief Investment Officer, Franklin Bissett Investment Management
    Co-Lead Manager, Franklin Bissett Canadian Balanced Fund
  • Tom O'Gorman, CFA, MBA, Director of Fixed Income, Franklin Bissett Investment Management
    Co-Lead Manager, Franklin Bissett Canadian Balanced Fund
  • February 27, 2014
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Donald F. Reed
Donald F. Reed
  • A Global Strategy
  • Don Reed, lead manager, Templeton International Stock Fund
  • Don Reed, lead manager of Templeton International Stock Fund, talks about the fiscal situation in the U.S., his investment strategy in the current environment and where he is finding opportunities.
  • October 7, 2013
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Effective July 29, 2013, Bissett Canadian High Dividend Fund was renamed Franklin Bissett Canadian High Dividend Fund.

Europe: Austerity and Growth

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