We believe our clients face a complex investing landscape that demands an intelligent approach beyond traditional asset allocation. As an innovator in seeking new, uncorrelated active return sources, we have the experience, scale and scope to meet the needs of our clients.

Our Approach

Prudent, risk-managed investing in alternative asset classes requires specific knowledge and expertise honed over many years through various market cycles. Since the start of our Alternatives business in 1984, we have been committed to delivering the highest quality institutional alternative investment solutions to our clients with a clear understanding of the unique role they play in their portfolios.*

The value we bring to clients includes:

  • Broad alternative capabilities from specialized teams, spanning hedge strategies, real assets and private equity & debt.
  • Proven history of innovation, from pioneering International and Emerging Market investing in the 1940s* to the inception of our hedge fund and private equity boutiques more than two decades ago.
  • Global operational strength supported by an integrated global investment platform.
  • Experience with a diverse client base, including Defined Benefit and Defined Contribution plans, insurance companies, financial professionals, and institutions of various types and sizes.


Franklin Templeton offers a wide range of Alternative strategies to institutional investors through its multi-boutique investment platforms. Many of these strategies can be accessed via custom solutions, pooled vehicles and separate accounts.**


  • Long/Short Equity (Generalist, Technology, Health Care,
    Commodities, Europe & Asia)
  • Equity Market Neutral
  • Specialist Credit
  • Structured Credit
  • Event Driven
  • Multi-Strategy
  • Commodities
  • Global Macro (Discretionary, Systematic)
  • Insurance-Linked
  • Fixed-Income
  • Convertible Arbitrage
  • Volatility Arbitrage
  • Liquid Alternatives
  • Hedge Fund Replication
  • Customized Portfolios


  • Commodities
  • Listed Infrastructure
  • Listed Real Estate
  • Private Real Estate


  • Private Equity
  • Mezzanine Financing
  • Infrastructure Financing
  • Private Credit


Our Team

Franklin Templeton offers broad alternative investment capabilities through a multi-boutique structure. This structure supports the integrity and specialization of each team's investment process while creating a community for sharing perspectives and practices.

Hedge Strategies

  • K2 Advisors
  • Templeton Global Macro
  • Templeton Fixed Income

Real Assets

  • Pelagos
  • Franklin Real Asset Advisors

Private Equity & Debt

  • Darby
  • Franklin Real Asset Advisors
  • Templeton Private Equity Partners
  • Benefit Street Partners

*Dates indicated reflect the year the specific group began operations, and such groups may not yet necessarily have been affiliated with Franklin Templeton Investments in the indicated year.

**Not all strategies may be available to all investors or in all vehicles. Account minimums and other requirements may need to be met.