Alternatives

Alternative funds typically invest in a variety of strategies and asset classes, including hedge strategies, to provide risk and return profiles that have lower correlations to traditional asset classes, such as stocks and bonds. These funds may be attractive for investors seeking to reduce volatility, increase diversification and improve risk-adjusted returns in their portfolios.

OUR APPROACH

Alternative or hedge strategies were traditionally considered as tools for high-net-worth investors. And due to concerns over investment minimums, transparency, liquidity and fees, many investors did not see them as viable options for their portfolios. Until now.

Our alternative fund solutions overcome these barriers giving Canadians access to more sources of diversification at compelling fees. We are focused on seeking new, uncorrelated active return sources by following disciplined, risk-controlled investment processes.

The funds are expertly managed by Franklin Templeton’s K2 Advisors team with over 20 years’ experience investing in various hedge strategies. The team is now one of the largest managers of its kind in the world.


INNOVATIVE THINKING FROM SPECIALIZED EXPERTISE

Each portfolio team within our alternatives group is comprised of specialists who are leaders in their disciplines, backed by the strength of Franklin Templeton’s global operating platform.

A RIGOROUS APPROACH TO ALTERNATIVES INVESTING

We believe that our research-driven global perspective and a focus on active risk management can further enhance the potential portfolio benefits of alternative investments.

SOUND RISK MANAGEMENT

Our teams’ practices are complemented by the firm’s centralized risk management framework, providing improved risk transparency. This helps us pursue the desired return profiles in the most efficient manner

Alternative Fund

How To Invest

Please speak to your investment advisor or call our Client Services Team at 1-800-387-0830 to learn more about our Franklin K2 alternative solutions.