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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 Fixed Income Funds

Our Canadian fixed income funds offer investors the benefits of active management by teams of dedicated fixed income specialists. Learn about our fund lineup.

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.