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Beyond Bulls & Bears Bul...
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31/07/2018How the Credit Card Networks Can Fend Off Fintech – 31 July 2018
A wide array of financial technology companies have emerged to help consumers make online payments using mobile wallets, social payment systems and cryptocurrencies. While these technologies aim to change how payments are made and processed, we believe the incumbent card networks in developed economies like the U.S. are likely to remain an integral part of the payments ecosystem.
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03/08/2018Investment Strategy and Research Committee Allocation Views– 3 August 2018
This monthly publication details the FT Multi-Asset Solutions Investment Strategy and Research Committee’s viewpoints on multiple global equity, fixed income and alternative asset classes that drive the asset allocation decisions for FT Multi-Asset Solutions-managed portfolios.
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18/07/2018TINSTAAFL … Not even portfolio diversification – 13 July 2018
Perspective From Investment Risk Management Group
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30/07/2018Global Economic Perspectives – July 2018
Latest perspective from the Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Group:
  • Trade policies cloud US economy’s positive growth prospects
  • US dollar strength and trade uncertainty adding to problems for some countries
  • ECB upbeat about growth outlook, but concerns on trade increasing
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26/07/2018Beyond Bulls & Bears Bulletin – 26 July 2018
Franklin Templeton Investments managers from around the world share their insight:
  • Hasenstab: How AMLO and Mexico can avoid a populist fate
  • Perspectives on disruption
  • Sukuk’s journey into the financial mainstream
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18/07/2018Investment Strategy and Research Committee Allocation Views – 12 July 2018
This monthly publication details the FT Multi-Asset Solutions Investment Strategy and Research Committee’s viewpoints on multiple global equity, fixed income and alternative asset classes that drive the asset allocation decisions for FT Multi-Asset Solutions-managed portfolios.
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27/06/2018The Politics and Processes of Brexit – 27 June 2018
The markets have taken a relatively sanguine view, with a ‘soft Brexit’ seen as the most likely outcome.
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20/06/2018Investing in the Community and the Environment – June 2018
The paper discusses how investing in social infrastructure in Europe can lead to positive impact-based outcomes for communities and the environment.
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31/12/2017Sidestepping Investment Pitfalls with Insights from Behavioural Finance – December 2017
The goal of behavioural finance is to improve investors' investment acumen by equipping them with knowledge about their own predispositions and in the process, enabling them to take conscious steps to avoid making common missteps with their money.
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05/09/2017Global Investment Committee Allocation Views – 5 September 2017
FT Solutions GIC's viewpoints on multiple global equity, fixed income and alternative asset classes that drive the asset allocation decisions for FT Solutions-managed portfolios.
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31/07/2016Emerging Markets Overview – July 2016
Dr. Mobius provides his monthly overview on emerging markets.
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06/02/2015Notes on Global Fixed Income Investing – 6 February 2015
Dr. Michael Hasenstab of Franklin Templeton Global Bond Group shares his perspective on declining oil prices, strengthening of the US dollar against the euro, emerging market economies, the BOJ and ECB, Japan’s QE and economic stabilization in China.
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08/11/2017Preparing for a Possible Post-LIBOR World – 8 November 2017
Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Group's Mark Boyadjian and Reema Agarwal explain why they believe replacing LIBOR won't be easy. They also share some concerns about the new-issue loan market as the market waits for a possible LIBOR replacement.
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13/03/2017Emerging Markets Overview – February 2017
Dr. Mobius provides a monthly overview on emerging markets, including key developments and an outlook.
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22/05/2017Beyond Bulls & Bears Bulletin – 22 May 2017

Our portfolio managers from around the world share their perspectives on:

  • US Equities: Policy Smoke or Solid Pillars?
  • Why We're Expecting a Return to Normality
  • Why Liquid Alternatives Now
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01/11/2016Global Investment Committee Allocation Views – 1 November 2016
FT Solutions GIC's viewpoints on multiple global equity, fixed income and alternative asset classes that drive the asset allocation decisions for FT Solutions-managed portfolios.
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30/06/2017Uncharted Terrain: Today's Global Market Drivers – June 2017
This Global Investment Outlook publication covers the following:
  • Monetary Policy across the Globe
  • Weighing the Opportunities and Risks in Equity and Fixed Income
  • Pockets of Opportunity in Emerging Markets
  • Perspective on the United Kingdom's Recent Election
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30/06/2016Global Macro Shifts: Emerging Markets: Mapping the Opportunities - June 2016
This edition of Global Macro Shifts provides an in-depth evaluation of emerging markets that reminds us how each country handles its political and economic challenges will ultimately determine its viability.
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30/06/2015Global Macro Shifts: China: Searching for a New Equilibrium – Q2 2015
Global Macro Shifts is a quarterly research-based briefing on global economies featuring the analysis and views of Dr. Michael Hasenstab and senior members of the Templeton Global Macro Group.
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30/01/2018Beyond Bulls & Bears Bulletin – 30 January 2017
Franklin Templeton investment managers from around the world share their insight:
  • Winded markets may face a more difficult climb in 2018
  • Keeping one's options open: the case for global convertibles
  • Underappreciated story: how Brexit threatens to shift the balance of power in the EU
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03/04/2017Liquid Alternatives: Dispelling the Myths - 3 April 2017
Latest perspective from K2 Advisors.
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03/04/2017Global Investment Committee Allocation Views – 3 April 2017
FT Solutions GIC's viewpoints on multiple global equity, fixed income and alternative asset classes that drive the asset allocation decisions for FT Solutions-managed portfolios.
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06/03/2018Investment Strategy and Research Committee Allocation Views– 6 March 2018
This monthly publication details the FT Multi-Asset Solutions Investment Strategy and Research Committee's viewpoints on multiple global equity, fixed income and alternative asset classes that drive the asset allocation decisions for FT Multi-Asset Solutions-managed portfolios.
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30/06/2018Emerging Markets Suffer a Setback in the Second Quarter – 30 June 2018
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02/01/2018Investment Strategy and Research Committee Allocation Views– 02 January 2018
This monthly publication details the FT Multi-Asset Solutions Investment Strategy and Research Committee's viewpoints on multiple global equity, fixed income and alternative asset classes that drive the asset allocation decisions for FT Multi-Asset Solutions-managed portfolios.
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18/11/2016Property Markets: The Quarter in Review – 18 November 2016
Franklin Real Asset Advisors explores the macroeconomic environment and notable real estate sectors in the United States, Europe and Asia over the third quarter of 2016, identifying where they see opportunities across the landscape.
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05/05/2017Notes on Global Equity Markets – 28 April 2017
Templeton Global Equity Group provide their latest perspectives.
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31/01/2017Global Macro Shifts: Latin America —The Rise And Fall Of Populism – January 2017
This edition of Global Macro Shifts explores Latin America's failed experiments with populism and the important lessons those experiences have for the developed world.
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31/01/20182018 Long-Term Capital Market Expectations
Franklin Templeton Multi-Asset Solutions (FTMAS) long-term return expectations are driven by current valuations, analyst expectations, expected growth rates and expected economic environments.
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30/11/2016Global Investment Committee Absolute Return Allocation Views – 30 November 2016
FT Solutions GIC's key investment themes, which can be expressed in a variety of customised and commingled absolute return portfolios that may seek to provide absolute returns with reduced portfolio volatility compared to broad financial markets and with daily liquidity.
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26/07/2016Global Investment Committee Absolute Return Allocation Views – 26 July 2016
FT Solutions Global Investment Committee's key investment themes, which can be expressed in a variety of customized and commingled absolute return portfolios that may seek to provide absolute returns with reduced portfolio volatility compared to broad financial markets and with daily liquidity.
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10/11/2016Initial Response to the US Election – 10 November 2016
Templeton Global Equity Group provide their latest perspectives on the election result and market outlook.
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26/04/2017Distinctive Private Equity Investing in the Developing World - April 2017
Latest perspective from Templeton Private Equity Partners.
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29/11/2017Notes on Global Fixed Income Investing – 29 November 2017
The Templeton Global Macro team share their view on the US markets, deregulation, Europe, the ECB as well as Emerging Markets and Interest Rates.
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13/07/2016Why It Is Time to Consider Global Real Estate Securities – 13 July 2016
Franklin Real Asset Advisors provide their latest perspective.
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31/01/20162016 Investment Outlook – January 2016
This publication presents high level views featuring:
  • Global Macro Outlook from Michael Hasenstab
  • Global Equity Outlook from Ed Perks
  • Long-term Capital Markets Expectations from FT Solutions featuring Rick Frisbie
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03/02/20172017 Long-Term Capital Market Expectations
Franklin Templeton Solutions have increased their forecast for developed-market equities in view of an improving growth outlook and moderate inflation expectations.
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01/12/2016Global Investment Committee Allocation Views – 1 December 2016
FT Solutions GIC's viewpoints on multiple global equity, fixed income and alternative asset classes that drive the asset allocation decisions for FT Solutions-managed portfolios.
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27/02/2018Beyond Bulls and Bears Bulletin – 27 February 2018
Franklin Templeton investment managers from around the world share their insight:
  • Italian election outlook and why we don't see an ECB rate hike before 2020
  • Earnings growth underpins our solid outlook for European equities
  • Saudi Arabia's emerging-market pursuit
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20/03/2018Emerging Markets Are at the Forefront of a Changing World – 20 March 2018
Latest perspective from Templeton Emerging Markets Group addressing core themes of technology and consumer remain, with new sub-themes identified: e-commerce, new mobility vehicles, fintech, penetration, “premiumization” and health care.
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14/06/2018Investment Strategy and Research Committee Allocation Views– 8 June 2018
This monthly publication details
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27/02/2017Beyond Bulls and Bears Bulletin – 24 February 2017
Our portfolio managers from around the world share their perspectives on:
  • An emerging-market evolution
  • How rising inflation could ride to the rescue of eurozone earnings
  • The sectors most likely to cheer US tax reform
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31/08/2017Global Economic Perspectives – August 2017
Latest perspective from the Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Group:
  • Healthy backdrop for US consumers and corporates underpins solid but modest growth
  • Asian economies' performance indicative of improved global economic growth
  • Eurozone data strong but ECB keeps monetary policy unchanged
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06/02/2017Opportunities in Emerging-Market Local Currency Bonds - 6 February 2017
Templeton Global Macro provide their latest perspectives on emerging markets and, in particular, local currency bonds.
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02/07/2018Beyond Bulls & Bears Bulletin – 28 June 2018
Franklin Templeton Investments managers from around the world share their insight:
  • Digging into the roots of US trade tensions
  • ECB meeting: Fresh clarity, but let's not get ahead of ourselves
  • Assessing the impact of US metal tariffs
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30/11/2017Global Economic Perspectives – November 2017
Latest perspective from the Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Group:
  • Economic backdrop has remained supportive as Fed chair nomination suggests policy continuity
  • Dovish central banks still main driver of markets despite solid global economic growth
  • ECB maintains dovish stance as weak inflation offsets brighter economy
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30/05/2018Global Economic Perspectives – May 2018
Latest perspective from the Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Group:
  • US economy's expansion set to continue and could accelerate
  • Global growth likely to receive boost from increased US demand
  • Eurozone growth still strong, but lack of inflation suggests ECB to remain dovish
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25/05/2017A Relook at Frontier Markets – 25 May 2017
Latest perspective from Templeton Emerging Markets Group.
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22/11/2017The Case for Global Convertibles – 22 November 2017
Perspective from Franklin Equity Group
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04/01/2017Global Investment Committee Allocation Views – 4 January 2017
FT Solutions GIC's viewpoints on multiple global equity, fixed income and alternative asset classes that drive the asset allocation decisions for FT Solutions-managed portfolios.
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19/03/2018Emerging Markets Showed Resilience in February – February 2018
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05/03/2017Global Investment Committee Absolute Return Allocation Views – 28 February 2017
FT Solutions GIC's key investment themes, which can be expressed in a variety of customized and commingled absolute return portfolios that may seek to provide absolute returns with reduced portfolio volatility compared to broad financial markets and with daily liquidity.
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27/10/2016Global Investment Committee Absolute Return Allocation Views – 27 October 2016
FT Solutions Global Investment Committee's key investment themes, which can be expressed in a variety of customized and commingled absolute return portfolios that may seek to provide absolute returns with reduced portfolio volatility compared to broad financial markets and with daily liquidity.
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31/03/2017Global Economic Perspectives – March 2017
Perspectives from the Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Group:
  • Investors adjust to March rate hike, but US growth set to remain modest for now
  • China announces growth target for 2017, and oil prices dip as US production increases
  • Political uncertainty likely to overshadow rising inflation for (European Central Bank) ECB policymakers
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26/01/2017Notes on Global Equity Markets – 26 January 2017
Templeton Global Equity Group provide their latest perspectives.
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17/07/2017Actively Benefiting from Emerging-Market Small Caps – 17 July 2017
Latest perspective from Templeton Emerging Markets Group addressing some common misconceptions surrounding EM small caps, as well as opportunities available for active investors and the role of active management.
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10/02/2017Key Takeaways and Implications from the India Budget 2017-18 - 6 February 2017
Franklin Local Asset Management provide their latest perspectives.
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31/03/2018Global Economic Perspectives – March 2018
Latest perspective from the Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Group:
  • Respectable US growth underpinned by constructive conditions, but potential risks ahead
  • Global economy maintains cyclical upturn, but has yet to produce meaningful inflation
  • ECB adjusts messaging, though likely to maintain dovish stance for some time
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30/06/2017Emerging Markets Overview - June 2017
Dr. Mobius provides an overview of the past quarter, including performance summary and an outlook on emerging markets.
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31/10/2017Emerging Markets Insights: Emerging Markets Bounce Back in October – 31 October 2017
This monthly update offers prospective investors and clients an easy way to follow Templeton Emerging Markets Group’s expertise and points of view about market developments to better convey their credibility as a leader in EM investments.
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27/10/2017Beyond Bulls & Bears Bulletin – 27 October 2017
Our portfolio managers from around the world share their perspectives on:
  • Our portfolio managers from around the world share their perspectives on:
  • Are hedge-fund strategies entering a “silver era”?
  • Why the Indian equity market may need to swallow a bitter pill
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01/02/2016Global Macro Shifts: Inflation — Dead, or just forgotten? – February 2016
Global Macro Shifts is a quarterly research-based briefing on global economies featuring the analysis and views of Dr. Michael Hasenstab and senior members of the Templeton Global Macro Group.
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07/06/2017Notes on Global Fixed Income Investing – 7 June 2017
Latest perspective from Templeton Global Macro.
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30/11/2016Emerging Markets Overview – November 2016
Dr. Mobius provides his monthly overview on emerging markets.
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31/03/2017Beyond The Headlines: Finding Opportunities In Today's Markets – March 2017
This publication presents high level views featuring:
  • Potential Market Opportunities Ahead
  • Monetary Policy in Focus
  • US Equity and Fixed Income Valuations
  • Risks of Populism
  • Emerging Markets on the Move
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30/04/2018Global Economic Perspectives – April 2018
Latest perspective from the Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Group:
  • US economy and Fed likely to remain on current course despite trade rhetoric
  • Trade policy uncertainty set to keep market volatility elevated
  • Eurozone growth eases slightly but still robust, as ECB stresses dovish outlook
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03/11/2015Global Macro Shifts: Japan —The Quest for Growth and Inflation – 3 November 2015
Global Macro Shifts is a quarterly research-based briefing on global economies featuring the analysis and views of Dr. Michael Hasenstab and senior members of the Templeton Global Macro Group.
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30/11/2016Beyond Bulls & Bears Bulletin – 30 November 2016
Our portfolio managers from around the world share their perspectives on:
  • Helicopter Money: Pulling a brick with a rubber band
  • Counting the US election implications on the global markets
  • There's more to India than just the growth story
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29/11/2017Beyond Bulls & Bears Bulletin – 29 November 2017
Our portfolio managers from around the world share their perspectives on:
  • Where might credit risks exist? Follow the supply
  • Global listed real estate: A key building block
  • Why Australia may not join the rate-tightening party
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25/01/2018Franklin India Fund 2017 Annual Review and 2018 Outlook - January 2018
The Franklin India Equity team believes the economy may have bottomed out and that we should see an upturn in the earnings growth cycle, from a low base in sectors affected by far-reaching reforms implemented in the last 18 months. In this context, we remain comfortable with current valuations in the Indian market, although we continue to be highly selective in our investment approach.
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31/05/2018Notes on Global Fixed Income Investing – 31 May 2018
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15/11/2016Key Takeaways on the US Election: What the Trump Presidency May Mean For Portfolios – 15 November 2016
Senior CIOs share their views about what the change in administration may mean to investors.
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26/10/2017Global Economic Perspectives – October 2017
Latest perspective from the Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Group:
  • Drivers of solid US economic expansion remain in place
  • Backdrop still upbeat across most of the global economy
  • German election shows populism retains influence in European politics
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12/07/2016Emerging-Market Small Caps: A Distinct Growth Opportunity in Today's Investment Landscape – 12 July 2016
Templeton Emerging Markets Group provide their latest perspective.
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30/09/2017Global Investment Outlook: Time to Reset Expectations? – September 2017
Franklin Templeton's senior investment leaders offer their perspective on the markets and discuss where they see opportunities and risks ahead.
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15/08/2016An Overlooked Opportunity—Why Global Mid-Caps Make Sense Now and for the Longer Term – 15 August 2016
Franklin Equity Group provide their latest perspective.
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20/02/2017Notes on Global Fixed Income Investing – 17 February 2017
Templeton Global Macro provide their latest perspectives.
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05/05/2017Global Investment Committee Allocation Views – 1 May 2017
FT Solutions GIC's viewpoints on multiple global equity, fixed income and alternative asset classes that drive the asset allocation decisions for FT Solutions-managed portfolios.
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26/04/2017Global Economic Perspectives – April 2017

Perspectives from the Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Group:

  • Broader growth across US economy provides solid backdrop for further interest-rate hikes
  • Softer US dollar boosts many emerging markets, but global growth still looks slow and steady
  • Inflation slowdown strengthens European Central Bank (ECB) case for resisting calls to change monetary policy
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28/02/2018Global Economic Perspectives – February 2018
Latest perspective from the Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Group:
  • Volatility returns to financial markets, but US economic fundamentals remain solid
  • Stronger global economy changes market sentiment on inflation and interest rates
  • Eurozone's subdued inflation likely more important than robust growth in ECB's calculations
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14/06/2018Emerging Markets Experience a Healthy Correction in May – 31 May 2018
Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity offer their expertise in a monthly overview on emerging market developments, including key trends and an outlook.
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30/04/2018Look Beyond the Headline: Positives Balance Negatives– 30 April 2018
Templeton Emerging Markets Group offer their expertise in a monthly overview on emerging market developments, including key trends and an outlook.
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27/10/2016Notes on Global Equity Markets – 27 October 2016
Templeton Global Equity Group provide their latest perspectives.
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30/04/2018Will the Roar of Market Tensions Tame Global Growth? – April 2018
Franklin Templeton's senior investment leaders weigh in on investor concerns such as inflation fears, trade tensions and geopolitical risks that contributed to market turbulence, and whether these issues will put a damper on global growth – and end the US market's nine year bull run.
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02/03/2015Global Investment Committee Relative Return Allocation Views – 2 March 2015
Viewpoints on multiple global equity, fixed income and alternative asset classes that drive the asset allocation decisions for FT Solutions-managed portfolios.
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30/01/2017Beyond Bulls & Bears Bulletin – 30 January 2017
Our portfolio managers from around the world share their perspectives on:
  • Europe's main event: economics vs. politics
  • Driving a case for convertibles in 2017
  • 2017 MENA outlook: a quiet economic evolution
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28/02/2018Incorporating Environmental, Social and Governance into Sovereign Bond Analysis – February 2018
John Beck, SVP Director of Global Fixed Income, discusses how ESG factors are incorporated into sovereign bond analysis and why such factors are increasingly important for portfolios he and his team manage at Franklin Templeton.​
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26/04/2017Forging Successful Partnerships in EM Private Equity - April 2017
Latest perspective from Franklin Templeton Investments.
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30/08/2017Beyond Bulls & Bears Bulletin – 30 August 2017
Our portfolio managers from around the world share their perspectives on:
  • Navigating an uncertain second half
  • Macron at 100 days: new French President faces busy autumn
  • India's reform movement gains momentum
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12/02/2018Investment Strategy and Research Committee Allocation Views– 6 February 2018
This monthly publication details the FT Multi-Asset Solutions Investment Strategy and Research Committee's viewpoints on multiple global equity, fixed income and alternative asset classes that drive the asset allocation decisions for FT Multi-Asset Solutions-managed portfolios.
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20/06/2018Higher Interest Rates: Short-Term Problem and Long-Term Solution, or the Other Way Around? – 15 June 2018
Perspective from Franklin Templeton Multi-Asset Solutions
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23/05/2018Beyond Bulls & Bears Bulletin – 23 May 2018
Franklin Templeton Investments managers from around the world share their insight:ul>
  • An unconventional new government in Italy
  • Is it time for value investing to return to the limelight?
  • Second quarter hedge-fund strategy outlook:K2 Advisors
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    05/07/2017Global Investment Committee Allocation Views – 5 July 2017
    FT Solutions GIC's viewpoints on multiple global equity, fixed income and alternative asset classes that drive the asset allocation decisions for FT Solutions-managed portfolios.
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    30/09/2017Global Economic Perspectives – September 2017
    Latest perspective from the Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Group:
    • Short-term concerns mask robust US economic fundamentals
    • Further evidence of synchronized recovery across the global economy
    • ECB flags tapering amidst stronger growth but weak inflation
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    26/01/2017Global Investment Committee Absolute Return Allocation Views – 27 January 2017
    FT Solutions GIC's key investment themes, which can be expressed in a variety of customized and commingled absolute return portfolios that may seek to provide absolute returns with reduced portfolio volatility compared to broad financial markets and with daily liquidity.
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    31/10/2016Emerging Markets Overview – October 2016
    Dr. Mobius provides his monthly overview on emerging markets.
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    15/08/2016Property Markets: The Quarter in Review – 15 August 2016
    Franklin Real Asset Advisors explores the macroeconomic environment and notable real estate sectors in the United States, Europe and Asia over the second quarter of 2016, identifying where they see opportunities across the landscape.
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    13/12/2017Emerging Markets Insights: Diverse Performances within Emerging Markets in November – 30 November 2017
    This monthly update offers prospective investors and clients an easy way to follow Templeton Emerging Markets Group's expertise and points of view about market developments to better convey their credibility as a leader in EM investments.
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    23/10/2017Notes on Global Equity Markets – 23 October 2017
    Latest perspective from the Templeton Global Equity Group.
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    31/01/2017Emerging Markets Overview – January 2017
    Dr. Mobius provides a monthly overview on emerging markets, including key developments and an outlook.
    PDF (70k)
    31/08/2016Emerging Markets Overview – August 2016
    Dr. Mobius provides his monthly overview on emerging markets.
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    26/07/2017Notes on Global Equity Markets – 24 July 2017
    Latest perspective from the Templeton Global Equity Group.
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    30/09/2017Emerging Markets Insights: A Stellar Rally Driven by Corporate Earnings and Currency Strength – 30 September 2017
    Corporate earnings for emerging-market (EM) companies have been showing strong and synchronized growth, driving compelling fundamentals for EM equities. We view China's automobile market favorably. India's economic growth remains strong in a global context, despite a slight deceleration in the second quarter of 2017.
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    09/10/2017Global Listed Real Estate: A Key Building Block in a Diversified Portfolio – 4 October 2017
    Perspective from Franklin Real Asset Advisors
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    27/04/2018Beyond Bulls & Bears Bulletin – 27 April 2018
    Franklin Templeton Investments managers from around the world share their insight:
    • Symmetry Policy: How to adapt to a more volatile market environment?
    • Will 2018 be a banner year for US bank stocks?
    • Who said the rules of the game could change because LIBOR's going away?
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    01/09/2016Global Investment Committee Allocation Views – 1 September 2016
    FT Solutions GIC's viewpoints on multiple global equity, fixed income and alternative asset classes that drive the asset allocation decisions for FT Solutions-managed portfolios.
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    11/04/2017Emerging Markets Overview – March 2017
    Dr. Mobius provides an overview of the past quarter, including key developments and an outlook on emerging markets.
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    03/05/2018Investment Strategy and Research Committee Allocation Views– 3 May 2018
    This monthly publication details the FT Multi-Asset Solutions Investment Strategy and Research Committee's viewpoints on multiple global equity, fixed income and alternative asset classes that drive the asset allocation decisions for FT Multi-Asset Solutions-managed portfolios.
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    31/01/2018Emerging Markets Insights: A Strong Start to 2018 for Emerging Markets in January – 31 January 2018
    Templeton Emerging Markets Group offer their expertise in a monthly overview on emerging market developments, including key trends and an outlook.
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    26/09/2016Global Investment Committee Absolute Return Allocation Views – 26 September 2016
    FT Solutions Global Investment Committee's key investment themes, which can be expressed in a variety of customized and commingled absolute return portfolios that may seek to provide absolute returns with reduced portfolio volatility compared to broad financial markets and with daily liquidity.
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    31/01/2018Notes on Global Equity Markets – 31 January 2018
    Perspective from the Templeton Global Equity Group
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    03/10/2016Global Investment Committee Allocation Views – 3 October 2016
    FT Solutions GIC's viewpoints on multiple global equity, fixed income and alternative asset classes that drive the asset allocation decisions for FT Solutions-managed portfolios.
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    20/04/2017The Case for Listed Infrastructure: Strengthening the Foundation for the Global Economy - 18 April 2017
    Latest perspective from Franklin Real Asset Advisors.
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    06/06/2017Value Harvest Sows Seeds for Opportunities Outside the United States – 6 June 2017
    Latest perspective from Templeton Global Equity Group.
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    03/05/2018Opportunities in Emerging-Market Local Currency Bonds– 3 May 2018
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