STRENGTHEN YOUR FIXED INCOME EXPOSURE

Proven Strategies – Available in Mutual Fund or ETF Options

Investing in fixed income today is complicated, with interest rate uncertainty, inflation threats, trade tensions and more. Franklin Bissett Fixed Income team has navigated this complex market for over three decades, helping investors with an experienced, steady hand.

Available in mutual fund and ETF options, the team manages a variety of fixed income strategies for investors seeking consistent income and strong risk-adjusted performance.

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Franklin Bissett Core Plus Bond Strategy

Seeks high current income and some long-term capital appreciation by investing primarily in Canadian federal and provincial government and corporate bonds, debentures and short-term notes. The portfolio management strategy maintains an over-weighted position in high-quality corporate and provincial issues, an underweighted position in Canadian federal bonds and may invest in foreign securities.


Mutual Fund 
Franklin Bissett Core Plus Bond Fund
Inception Date: 8/01/1986


ETF New! 
Franklin Liberty Core Plus Bond ETF1

Inception Date: 7/08/2019

Franklin Bissett Short Duration Bond Strategy

Seeks a high current income and preservation of capital by investing primarily in Canadian fixed-income securities including Canadian federal and provincial government bonds, corporate bonds, debentures and short-term notes. The strategy may also invest in securities backed by mortgages or other financial assets, dividend-paying shares of Canadian companies and may invest in foreign fixed-income securities. The average weighted term-to-maturity of the strategy’s investments is five years or less.


Mutual Fund 
Franklin Bissett Short Duration Bond Fund
Inception Date: 12/22/2003


ETF New! 
Franklin Liberty Short Duration Bond ETF1

Inception Date: 7/08/2019

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