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Franklin Templeton launches three Sicav funds

Franklin Templeton Investments has announced the launch of three new Sicav funds within its Luxembourg-domiciled Franklin Templeton investment funds range.

Approval is currently being sought from the FSA to register the Franklin strategic income fund, the Franklin natural resources fund and the Templeton global absolute return fund for sale in the UK.

The Templeton global absolute return fund will be managed by New York-based Robert Waldner and London-based John Beck, the Franklin strategic income fund will be overseen by Eric Takaha, Chris Molumphy and Kent Burns and the Franklin natural resources fund will be managed by Fred Fromm.

Global Advisor Services senior director Jamie Hammond says: “We believe our new funds are an attractive extension to our existing Sicav range.

“These strategies are not new to Franklin Templeton Investments, which has considerable experience in managing both natural resources and innovative fixed income strategies for US investors and we are looking forward to the offering them to UK investors once FSA approval has been received.”

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