Separately Managed Accounts


SMAs – Custom Solutions for Investors

Separately managed accounts (SMAs) offer a tailored approach to investing that takes into account the unique needs of each investor. Each individual portfolio is overseen by a professional manager.

Investing Through an SMA Increases Financial Flexibility
With an SMA, individual investors directly own the stocks, bonds and other securities in the portfolio. The SMAs also:

  • Provide access to a comprehensive range of options, where the investors can pursue a diversified investment strategy – while benefiting from the ability to manage tax implications and liquidity.
  • Allow investors to place limits on gains or losses as well as impose investment restrictions.

Investors Appreciate the Control that Comes with an SMA
An SMA may be an attractive solution for investors who want the ability to influence how their money is invested while still realizing the advantages of professional management. A financial advisor can help clients choose the right manager to create a personalized portfolio.

  • Investment Minimum: $100,000-$250,000
  • Funding: May be funded with existing securities and/or cash

Investors can partner with Franklin Templeton to choose from a broad range of customized investment strategies to build a portfolio suited to their individual needs.


Personal Portfolio Management
Portfolios are designed to accommodate a client’s unique investment goals, including the opportunity to set parameters that reflect their moral and ethical values.

Enhanced Tax-Efficiency
Each security purchased can be used to establish a separate cost basis, a potentially advantageous strategy for minimizing tax liabilities or in gifting situations.

Investment Flows
Managed accounts eliminate the impact that the purchases and sales of other shareholders may have on funds (e.g., being forced to sell securities in declining markets).

Full Transparency
Investors can receive regular customized reports. All performance data includes full list of current holdings, as well as capital contributions and withdrawals.


Since 1947, Franklin Templeton has been dedicated to delivering exceptional asset management for clients. Our firm offers specialized expertise across different asset classes and styles, managed by our world-class investment teams. As part of one single firm, these teams are supported by the strength and resources of one of the world’s largest asset managers.

A Trusted Partner
We manage more than $600 billion in assets around the world, resulting from our more than 70-year track record of helping investors achieve their financial goals.1


Our independent teams with distinct investment styles and philosophies are backed by exceptional research — and supported by a global platform that includes active risk management and rigorous compliance.


We leverage the firsthand research and insights of more than 600 investment professionals around the world to give investors access to global opportunities others might miss.2


We offer clients the strength and experience gained from decades of active management — and an enduring commitment to reliable, personalized service.

Our Partners

  • BMO Nesbitt Burns Architect Program
  • CIBC Wood Gundy ICS Program
  • Desjardins Securities Discretionary Management Service
  • IA Private Wealth Vintage Program
  • Investors Group Program
  • Manulife SMA Program
  • National Bank Ambassador Program
  • Raymond James Partners Program
  • Richardson Wealth
  • RBC Wealth Management
  • ScotiaMcLeod Summit Program
  • TD Waterhouse Premier Managed Portfolios Program
  • Wellington-Altus Crescent Separately Managed Account Platform

Partner Offerings

  • Franklin Bissett Canadian All Cap
  • Franklin Bissett Canadian Balanced
  • Franklin Bissett Canadian Dividend
  • Franklin Bissett Canadian Large Cap
  • Franklin Bissett Dividend Common Share
  • Franklin Bissett Dividend Equity
  • Franklin Bissett Dividend Income
  • Franklin Bissett Fixed Income
  • Franklin Bissett Total Equity
  • Franklin Intermediate Income

Additional information regarding the firm's policies for valuing portfolios, calculating performance, and preparing compliant presentations are available upon request.

To receive a complete list and description of composites, contact your Franklin Templeton representative at 1.800.897.7286.


Our expertise spans various geographic regions, asset classes and sectors. Here are a few of our other featured mandates:

Franklin Global Concentrated Equity SMA This portfolio seeks capital appreciation by investing predominantly in the equity securities of mid-and large capitalization companies located throughout the world with long-term growth potential.
Franklin U.S. Opportunities SMA This portfolio seeks capital appreciation by investing predominantly in U.S. equity securities of companies demonstrating accelerating growth, increasing profitability, above-average growth (or growth potential) as compared with the overall economy.
Franklin Innovation SMA This portfolio seeks capital appreciation by investing primarily in companies which the investment team believes are leaders in innovation, take advantage of new technologies, have superior management, and benefit from new industry conditions in the dynamically changing global economy.
Franklin U.S. Rising Dividends SMA This portfolio seeks long-term capital appreciation by investing at least 80% of its net assets in U.S. companies of any size that have paid consistently rising dividends.
Franklin Bissett Core Plus Bond SMA A combination of core Canadian bonds (individual securities) with non-core fixed income (Franklin Templeton actively-managed ETFs) to seek out the best yield opportunities while limiting volatility, resulting in enhanced risk-adjusted returns.



Now is the Time to Reap the Dividends



At Franklin Templeton Canada, we believe that our service model for financial advisors is quite unique among SMA money managers. We are committed to Separately Managed Accounts through our dedicated portfolio managers, operations and trading specialists and sales support for financial advisors across Canada. Our personalized approach to investing can help individual and institutional investors achieve their financial goals.