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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 Funds

Equity funds, also known as a stock fund, invest primarily in the shares of publicly-traded companies. They are available as Mutual Funds & ETFs.

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 Funds

Fixed income funds invest mainly in debt securities such as bonds, debentures & mortgages. Learn more about our approach & explore our fund lineup.

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.

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.

Canadian Mutual Funds

We offer a wide range of high-quality Canadian investment funds. Learn about our approach, the different types and explore our lineup of mutual funds & ETFs.

Balanced Funds

Balanced funds invest in a mix of equity and fixed income investments. Learn about our approach and explore our range of balanced mutual funds & ETFs.