ADD STRENGTH WITH CORE PLUS BONDS

Franklin Bissett Core Plus Bond Fund

You need a steady hand to successfully manage a bond fund in a world of scarce yields and rising interest rates. Franklin Bissett offers a wealth of bond investment expertise built on more than 30 years as a fixed income manager. Supported by the collective knowhow of over 150 Franklin Templeton fixed income specialists around the world, Franklin Bissett Core Plus Bond Fund managers skillfully combine Canadian core bonds with non-core fixed income opportunities, to seek superior risk-adjusted returns and a consistent income stream.

Long-Term Investing Success1

Franklin Bissett Core Plus Bond Fund – Series F
Growth of $10,000 as of December 31, 2018, since inception on August 1, 1986.

A Solid Foundation, Plus Added Sources of Value

A Well Diversified Portfolio

Flexible diversification across bond types, corporate sectors, credit quality ratings, maturities, currencies and countries

Generous Payouts

Distribution rate substantially higher than the peer group average over the last 7 years3

Superior Risk-Adjusted Returns

With better returns and less risk than major fixed income benchmarks, the fund can help diversify your portfolio

A Well Diversified Portfolio2

As of December 31, 2018

Bond Types (% TOTAL MARKET VALUE)
Canadian Investment-Grade Corporate Bonds 37.19
Provincial Bonds 21.62
Foreign Investment-Grade Corporate Bonds 14.06
Federal Bonds 11.36
Bank Loans 7.25
High Yield Corporate Bonds 5.24
Municipal Bonds 2.67
Yield to Worst (%) 4.14
Duration (Years) 7.16
Average Coupon (%) 4.37
CORPORATE SECTOR (% CORP. BONDS MARKET VALUE)
Financial 31.19
Energy 24.51
Bank Loans 11.38
Industrial 9.95
Infrastructure 8.52
Communication 7.47
Real Estate 5.30
Securitization 1.68
Credit Rating (% TOTAL MARKET VALUE)
AAA 13.98
AA 17.15
A 31.25
BBB 27.28
BB 6.37
B 2.99
CCC 0.39
C 0.27
Average (ex cash) 0.33
Maturity (% TOTAL MARKET VALUE)
Floating-Rate Notes 8.82
< 5 Years 18.55
5-10 Years 28.57
10+ Years 44.05
Country (% TOTAL MARKET VALUE)
Canada 70.36
United States 25.43
Australia 1.31
Netherlands 0.96
Other 1.94

Payouts Consistently Higher than the Peer Group3

12-Month Trailing Distribution Rate as of December 31, 2018 (%)

Competitive Returns4

Annualized Returns (%) as of December 31, 2018

  • Franklin Bissett Core Plus Bond Fund – Series F
  • FTSE Canada Universe Bond Index
  • Morningstar Canadian Fixed Income Category

Favourable Risk-Return Profile5

As of December 31, 2018

  • Franklin Bissett Core Plus Bond Fund – Series F
  • FTSE Canada Universe Bond Index
  • Morningstar Canadian Fixed Income Category