Franklin Templeton Canada Announces Fee Reductions for Franklin Quotential Portfolios

From Franklin Templeton
Contact Sarah Kingdon
Telephone 416.957.6191

Fee reductions and series consolidations announced for certain funds

TORONTO, January 4, 2022 - Franklin Templeton Canada today announced management and administration fee reductions and series consolidations for its Franklin Quotential Portfolios and certain other funds.   

“One of the pioneers in the multi-asset category, the Franklin Quotential Program offers a range of target risk portfolios that are actively managed to seize investment opportunities while closely managing risk, now with lower fees,” said Duane Green, president and CEO, Franklin Templeton Canada. “With the introduction of the Client Focused Reforms, these Quotential Portfolios will help investment advisors simplify their Know Your Product requirements, while the series consolidations will help ensure their clients are receiving the lowest available fees.”

Fee reductions

Details of the management and administration fee reductions, which took effect January 1, 2022, are provided in the table below:

 

 

 

NEW FEES

 

FEE

CHANGE

 

Fund Name

Series

 

Mgmt. Fee

%

Admin. Fee

%

Total
Fee

%

 

Total

%

 

Franklin Bissett Corporate Bond Fund

A

 

0.80

0.10

0.90

 

-0.20

 

F

 

0.30

0.10

0.40

 

-0.20

 

I

 

0.80

0.10

0.90

 

-0.20

 

O1

 

-

-

0.40

 

-0.20

 

O2

 

-

-

0.35

 

-0.15

 

O3

 

-

-

0.30

 

-0.10

 

Franklin Quotential Balanced Growth Portfolio

A / T

 

1.70

0.15

1.85

 

-0.29

 

F / FT

 

0.70

0.15

0.85

 

-0.29

 

Franklin Quotential Balanced Income Portfolio

A / T

 

1.65

0.15

1.80

 

-0.15

 

F / FT

 

0.65

0.15

0.80

 

-0.15

 

Franklin Quotential Diversified Equity Portfolio

A / T

 

1.80

0.15

1.95

 

-0.45

 

F / FT

 

0.80

0.15

0.95

 

-0.45

 

T-USD

 

1.80

0.15

1.95

 

-0.42

 

Franklin Quotential Diversified Income Portfolio

A / T

 

1.40

0.15

1.55

 

-0.27

 

F / FT

 

0.65

0.15

0.80

 

-0.16

 

T-USD

 

1.40

0.15

1.55

 

-0.27

 

Franklin Quotential Growth Portfolio

A / T

 

1.70

0.15

1.85

 

-0.40

 

F / FT

 

0.70

0.15

0.85

 

-0.40

 

PA / PT

 

1.70

0.15

1.85

 

-0.05

 

PF / PFT

 

0.70

0.15

0.85

 

-0.05

 

  1. This tier level is from C$200,000 up to C$2.5 million in investable assets.
  2. This tier level is from C$2.5 million up to C$5 million in investable assets.
  3. This tier level is for over C$5 million in investable assets.

Series consolidations

As of the close of business on April 1, 2022, series I for Franklin Bissett Core Plus Bond Fund and Franklin Bissett Corporate Bond Fund will be consolidated on a tax-deferred basis into series A.

In addition, the high-net-worth series for all Franklin Quotential Portfolios will be consolidated on a tax-deferred basis into the corresponding retail series on the same date, as detailed in the chart below.

Fund Name

Series
To Be Consolidated

Continuing
Series

Franklin Quotential Balanced Growth Portfolio

PA

 A

PF

 F

PFT

 FT

PT

 T

Franklin Quotential Balanced Income Portfolio

PA

 A

PF

 F

PFT

 FT

PT

 T

Franklin Quotential Diversified Equity Portfolio

PA

 A

PF

 F

PFT

 FT

PT

 T

PT-USD

 T-USD

Franklin Quotential Diversified Income Portfolio

PA

 A

PF

 F

PFT

 FT

PT

 T

PT-USD

 T-USD

Franklin Quotential Growth Portfolio

PA

 A

PF

 F

PFT

 FT

PT

 T

All of the series being consolidated into other series will be closed to new investments, as of the close of business on March 31, 2022.

Investors are encouraged to speak to their financial advisor about these changes. Franklin Templeton’s client service team is also available at 1-800-387-0830 or service@franklintempleton.ca.

About Franklin Templeton
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