THE POWER OF PLUS

You need a steady hand to successfully manage a bond fund in a world of scarce yields and uncertain interest rates. Franklin Bissett offers a wealth of bond investment expertise built on more than 30 years as a fixed income manager. Supported by the collective knowhow around 150 Franklin Templeton fixed income specialists around the world, Franklin Bissett Core Plus Bond Fund managers skillfully combine Canadian core bonds with non-core fixed income opportunities, to seek superior risk-adjusted returns and a consistent income stream.

Long-Term Investing Success1

Franklin Bissett Core Plus Bond Fund – Series F
Growth of $10,000 as of June 30, 2020, since inception on August 1, 1986.

A Solid Foundation, Plus Added Sources of Value

A Well Diversified Portfolio

Flexible diversification across bond types, corporate sectors, credit quality ratings, maturities, currencies and countries

Generous Payouts

Distribution rate substantially higher than the peer group average over the last 7 years3

Superior Risk-Adjusted Returns

With better returns and less risk than major fixed income benchmarks, the fund can help diversify your portfolio

A Well Diversified Portfolio2

As of June 30, 2020

Bond Types (% TOTAL MARKET VALUE)
Canadian Investment-Grade Corporate Bonds 36.91
Provincial Bonds 22.64
Federal Bonds 21.65
Foreign Investment-Grade Corporate Bonds 10.27
Bank Loans 3.81
High Yield Corporate Bonds 3.41
Municipal Bonds 1.74
Other -0.42
Yield to Worst (%) 2.25
Duration (Years) 8.29
Average Coupon (%) 3.56
CORPORATE SECTOR (% CORP. BONDS MARKET VALUE)
Financial 28.47
Energy 25.56
Infrastructure 11.50
Industrial 11.33
Communication 10.44
Bank Loans 7.01
Real Estate 4.23
Securitization 1.45
Credit Rating (% TOTAL MARKET VALUE)
AAA 22.82
AA 22.66
A 25.34
BBB 22.65
BB 3.57
B 2.52
CCC 0.25
D 0.19
Average (ex cash) A
Maturity (% TOTAL MARKET VALUE)
Floating-Rate Notes 4.25
< 5 Years 30.51
5-10 Years 26.89
10+ Years 38.35
Country (% TOTAL MARKET VALUE)
Canada 75.07
United States 22.97
Australia 0.99
United Kingdom 0.50
Other 0.48

Payouts Consistently Higher than the Peer Group3

12-Month Trailing Distribution Rate as of December 31, 2019 (%)

Competitive Returns4

Annualized Returns (%) as of June 30, 2020

  • Franklin Bissett Core Plus Bond Fund – Series F
  • Morningstar Canadian Fixed Income Category