Fact sheet: Franklin US Gover

Fund information
Fund name
Franklin US Government A MDis USD
Fund manager company
Franklin Temp Intnl Serv SARL
Fund type
Offshore Fund
Fund managers
  • Paul Varunoksince 01/01/2003
  • Roger Baystonsince 30/09/2001
Fund objective
The Fund's investment objective is income and safety of principal. The Fund seeks to achieve its objective by investing in debt obligations issued or guaranteed by the U.S. government and its agencies, including purchasing mortgage and asset-backed securities.
Benchmark
  • Bloomberg Barclays US Government - Intermediate Index
Investment style
None
Investment method
Fixed Interest
Quick stats
1 Year return
0%
1 Year rank in sector
5/7
Sector
FO Fixed Int - USD Government
Yield
-
Ongoing charge (OCF)
?A fund’s ongoing charges figure (OCF) is similar to the old-style total expense ratio. It reflects the annual charge to investors in the fund, in percentage terms, but does not include extra performance-related fees (where these are levied) or the fund’s trading expenses on its underlying investments.
1.27%
Fund size
£1,159m (£1,249m last year)
FE Risk score
?FE Risk Scores measure the riskiness of instruments relative to the FTSE 100 index of shares. Weekly volatility is measured over three years with recent behaviour counting more heavily than earlier behaviour. Cash-type investments will have scores close to zero. Funds will tend to have scores in the 0-150 range. The FTSE 100 is always scored at 100. There is no upper limit.
74
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • International99.1%
    Money Market0.9%
  • Fixed Interest99.1%
    Cash & Cash Equivalents0.9%
  • Global Fixed Interest99.1%
    Cash & Cash Equivalents0.9%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund-1.5%-1.5%-0.9%0%3.9%4%
Sector-2.4%-3.1%-0.4%1.9%4%4.6%
Rank within sector2 / 72 / 75 / 75 / 75 / 75 / 7
Quartile2nd2nd3rd3rd3rd3rd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund0.4%0.3%3.7%-2.1%1.1%
Sector2.5%-1%2.9%-2.2%1.7%
Rank within sector5 / 73 / 76 / 73 / 76 / 7
Quartile3rd2nd4th2nd4th
Risk statistics
Alpha
?Alpha is a measure of a fund's over- or under-performance by comparison to its benchmark. If the Alpha is 5, the fund has outperformed its benchmark by 5%; so the greater the Alpha, the greater the outperformance.
0.82
Beta
?Beta estimates a fund's volatility by comparison to that of its benchmark. A fund with a beta close to 1 means that the fund will move generally in line with the benchmark. Higher than 1 and the fund is more volatile than the benchmark and vice versa.
0.43
Sharpe
?This commonly-used measure calculates the level of return over and above the return of a notional risk-free investment, such as cash. The difference in returns is then divided by the fund's volatility. The resulting ratio is an indication of the amount of excess return generated per unit of risk.
-0
Volatility
?Volatility (or standard deviation), when applied to an investment fund, expresses its risk. It shows how widely a range of returns varied from the fund's average return over a particular period. For example, if a fund had an average return of 5%, and its volatility was 15, this would mean that the range of its returns over the period had swung between +20% and -10%.
1.39
Tracking error
?This measures the standard deviation of a fund's excess returns over the returns of an index or benchmark portfolio. As such, it can be an indication of 'riskiness' in the manager's investment style. A Tracking Error below 2 suggests a passive approach. At 3 and above the the manager will be deploying a more active investment style.
1.57
Information ratio
?This is a useful risk-adjusted measure of actively managed fund performance. It is calculated by deducting the returns of the fund's benchmark from the fund's overall returns, then dividing the result by its tracking error. The higher the Information Ratio the better. It is generally considered that a figure of 0.5 reflects a good performance, 0.75 very good, and 1.00 outstanding.
-0.18
R-Squared
?An indication of how closely correlated a fund is to an index or a benchmark. Values for R-Squared range between 0 and 1, with 0 indicating no correlation at all and 1 showing a perfect match. Values upwards of 0.7 suggest that the fund's behaviour is increasingly linked to its benchmark.
0.37
Price movement
52 week high9.44
52 week low9.23
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price9.24
Region
1International99.07%
2Money Market0.93%
Industry sector
1Fixed Interest99.07%
2Cash & Cash Equivalents0.93%
Asset type
1Global Fixed Interest99.07%
2Cash & Cash Equivalents0.93%
Individual holdings
1GNMA II, SF, 3.50%. 7/20/4613.98%
2GNMA II, SF, 3.50%. 3/20/4613.01%
3GNMA II, SF, 4.00%. 4/20/4612.57%
4GNMA II, SF, 3.50%, 8/20/464.83%
5GNMA II, SF, 3.50%. 9/20/422.51%
6GNMA II, SF, 4.50%. 11/20/432.04%
7GNMA II, SF, 4.00%. 1/20/411.52%
8GNMA II, SF, 3.50%. 1/20/431.24%
9GNMA II, SF, 3.50%. 10/20/421.23%
Management
Fund manager group
Franklin Templeton
Fund manager company
Franklin Temp Intnl Serv SARL
Fund type
Offshore Fund
Fund objective
The Fund's investment objective is income and safety of principal. The Fund seeks to achieve its objective by investing in debt obligations issued or guaranteed by the U.S. government and its agencies, including purchasing mortgage and asset-backed securities.
Benchmark
  • Bloomberg Barclays US Government - Intermediate Index
Investment style
None
Investment method
Fixed Interest
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Paul Varunok01/01/2003Paul Varunok, vice president and portfolio manager for Franklin Templeton Investments. Mr. Varunok is a fixed-income portfolio manager where he specializes in the mortgage-backed securities (MBS), asset-backed securities (ABS), commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) and collateralized mortgage obligation (CMO) markets.Prior to joining Franklin Templeton Investments in 2001, Mr. Varunok spent eight years as a fixed-income analyst for Prudential Securities, Inc. in New York City. At Prudential, Mr. Varunok held various research positions in both the mortgage- and asset-backed securities (MBS/ABS) markets. Mr. Varunok started his career at Prudential as a reverse-engineer of both ABS and MBS transactions and subsequently moved into the structuring of those products. From 1996-2000, Mr. Varunok concentrated his efforts in the ABS market where he was an ABS researcher and market strategist.Mr. Varunok earned his B.S. in finance from New York University.
Roger Bayston30/09/2001Roger Bayston is senior vice president and portfolio manager for Franklin Advisers, Inc. Mr. Bayston is a senior portfolio manager for several fixed-income products and private accounts for the Franklin Templeton Investments. He directs a staff performing research and trading responsibilities for government, mortgage, investment grade corporate and asset-backed securities. In addition, Mr. Bayston leads the team responsible for risk management of Franklin’s bond portfolios and fixed income products. Before joining Franklin in 1991, Mr. Bayston managed portfolios of fixed-income securities for Bankers Trust Company's Investment Management Group. He holds a bachelor of science degree from the University of Virginia and an MBA from the University of California at Los Angeles. He is a member of the Security Analysts of San Francisco and the Association for Investment Management and Research (AIMR). He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).
Compliance
Transparent for Austrian Tax, Transparent for Swiss Tax, Reporting Fund Status, SRS, UCITS IV Compliant, UCITS V Compliant, MAS Unrestricted Scheme
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Estonia, Finland, France, United Kingdom, Gibraltar, Greece, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Jersey, Republic Of Korea, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Macau, Netherlands, Norway, Offshore, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Turkey, Taiwan - Province Of China, South Africa
Franklin US Government A Acc HKD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.65%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.26%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.3%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price11.3
CurrencyHKD
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeIXR6
Franklin US Government A Acc USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.65%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.27%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.27%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price11.01
CurrencyUSD
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeL8U0
Franklin US Government A H1 Acc EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.65%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.27%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.27%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price9.83
CurrencyEUR
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeEAMJ
Franklin US Government A MDis HKD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.65%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.29%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.28%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price9.81
CurrencyHKD
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeIXR4
Franklin US Government A MDis USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.65%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.27%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.27%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price9.24
CurrencyUSD
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeUJ30
Franklin US Government AX Acc USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.65%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.47%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.47%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price15.46
CurrencyUSD
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeF157
Franklin US Government B Acc USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.65%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.53%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.53%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price12.39
CurrencyUSD
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeF158
Franklin US Government B MDis USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.65%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.53%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.53%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price9.26
CurrencyUSD
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeUJ82
Franklin US Government C Acc USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.65%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.05%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.05%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price13.45
CurrencyUSD
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeF159
Franklin US Government I Acc USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.4%
Min single investment£1,000,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.6%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.6%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price13.85
CurrencyUSD
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeR664
Franklin US Government I H1 Acc EUR
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.4%
Min single investment£1,000,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.6%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.6%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price10.51
CurrencyEUR
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi code0WRS
Franklin US Government I H1 MDis JPY
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.4%
Min single investment£1,000,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.6%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.6%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price930.18
CurrencyJPY
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeGDTX
Franklin US Government I MDis USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.4%
Min single investment£1,000,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.6%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.59%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price9.71
CurrencyUSD
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeFK35
Franklin US Government N Acc USD
Initial charge3%
Annual charge0.65%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.97%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.97%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price14.14
CurrencyUSD
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFK12
Franklin US Government N MDis USD
Initial charge3%
Annual charge0.65%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.97%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.97%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price9.28
CurrencyUSD
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeUJ83
Franklin US Government W Acc USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.5%
Min single investment£3,000,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.81%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.81%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price10.44
CurrencyUSD
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeF69D
Franklin US Government W MDis USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.5%
Min single investment£3,000,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.8%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.77%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price9.59
CurrencyUSD
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeF5KJ
Franklin US Government X Acc USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.25%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.25%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price10.76
CurrencyUSD
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeFFKB
Franklin US Government Z Acc USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.65%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.97%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.99%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price11.65
CurrencyUSD
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeIFZ7
Franklin US Government Z MDis USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.65%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.97%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.99%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price9.74
CurrencyUSD
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeMAO0
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