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TYPES OF MUTUAL FUNDS

Mutual funds come in many varieties to meet different investor goals. Most of Franklin Templeton’s funds fall into one of four main asset classes:

Equity

Invest mainly in stocks from a selection of companies. This type of fund may focus on certain sectors (energy, for example) or have a specific investment style.

Global Equity Funds

Our global equity funds invest in the stocks of companies from around the world. Learn about our approach and explore our range of mutual funds & ETFs.

Fixed Income

Invest mainly in bonds or other debt securities. This type of fund offers investors the potential to earn income, while preserving their initial investment.

Multi-Asset

Invest in a number of asset classes, such as stocks, bonds and money markets. This type of fund offers broad diversification, often associated with pension-style investing.

Alternatives

Invest in a variety of asset classes and strategies. This type of fund offers the potential to reduce volatility and improve portfolio returns.

Smart Beta ETFs

Invest in a suite of rules-based, Smart Beta ETFs. This type of fund is constructed around proven factors of performance that are designed to achieve specific investment outcomes.

Active ETFs

Invest in a range of actively managed ETFs. This type of fund seeks better outcomes by leveraging our investment expertise and fundamental research.

Passive ETFs

Invest in a suite of regional and country-specific passive equity ETFs. This type of fund tracks an index for a low-cost way to implement regional views.