Fact sheet: Franklin US Tot Rtn

Fund information
Fund name
Franklin US Total Return A MDis USD
Fund manager company
Franklin Temp Intnl Serv SARL
Fund type
Offshore Fund
Fund managers
  • Kent Burnssince 29/08/2003
  • Roger Baystonsince 29/08/2003
Fund objective
The Funds principal investment objective is to provide high current income, consistent with preservation of capital. Its secondary objective is capital appreciation over the long term.
Benchmark
  • Barclays US Aggregate Index
Investment style
None
Investment method
Fixed Interest
Quick stats
1 Year return
3.8%
1 Year rank in sector
31/40
Sector
FO Fixed Int - USD Investment Grade
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.
1.2%
Fund size
£147m (£149m 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.
71
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • No data available.
  • Investment Grade Corporate Bonds32%
    Asset/Mortgage-Backed Securities28%
    Government Bonds14.3%
    High Yield Bond8.1%
    Floating Rate Notes6.8%
  • Global Fixed Interest99.9%
    International Equities0.4%
    Cash & Cash Equivalents-0.3%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund-0.5%1.4%3.7%3.8%8.8%14.7%
Sector-0.5%1.4%3.7%5.5%12.7%22.3%
Rank within sector27 / 4319 / 4316 / 4131 / 4030 / 3818 / 33
Quartile3rd2nd2nd4th4th3rd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund4.7%-2.3%5.6%-1.3%6.9%
Sector5.9%-0.7%6%-1.1%10.1%
Rank within sector28 / 4034 / 3917 / 3810 / 3714 / 33
Quartile3rd4th2nd2nd2nd
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.
-0.66
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.
0.89
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.
-
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%.
2.67
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.
1.14
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.
-1.03
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.
0.83
Price movement
52 week high11.48
52 week low10.87
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price11.41
Region
No data available.
Industry sector
1Investment Grade Corporate Bonds32.01%
2Asset/Mortgage-Backed Securities27.95%
3Government Bonds14.26%
4High Yield Bond8.08%
5Floating Rate Notes6.78%
6Fixed Interest6%
7Mortgage & Secured Bonds3.56%
8Others1.65%
9Money Market-0.29%
Asset type
1Global Fixed Interest99.89%
2International Equities0.4%
3Cash & Cash Equivalents-0.29%
Individual holdings
1FHLMC, 3.00%, 9/01/462.96%
2FNMA, 3.00%, 9/01/462.89%
3FHLMC, 4.00%, 6/01/462.82%
4FNMA, 3.50%, 7/01/462.69%
5U.S. TREASURY NOTE, INDEX LINKED, .125%, 7/15/242.38%
6US TREASURY NOTE 3.625% 15/02/20212.3%
7GNMA II, SF, 3.50%, 8/20/462.17%
8FHLMC. 4.00%. 8/01/462.15%
9FHLMC. 3.50%. 8/01/461.86%
Management
Fund manager group
Franklin Templeton
Fund manager company
Franklin Temp Intnl Serv SARL
Fund type
Offshore Fund
Fund objective
The Funds principal investment objective is to provide high current income, consistent with preservation of capital. Its secondary objective is capital appreciation over the long term.
Benchmark
  • Barclays US Aggregate Index
Investment style
None
Investment method
Fixed Interest
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Kent Burns29/08/2003Kent Burns is a vice president and portfolio manager for the Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Group. He specializes in U.S. multi-sector fixed income strategies and government-related bonds.Mr. Burns joined Franklin Templeton Investments in 1994. He earned his B.A. in quantitative economics and decision sciences from University of California at San Diego, and a master's degree in economic theory from University of California at Santa Barbara. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder and teaches review programs for CFA candidates. He is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of San Francisco.
Roger Bayston29/08/2003Roger 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, UCITS IV 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, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Jersey, Republic Of Korea, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Netherlands, Norway, Offshore, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Sweden
Franklin US Total Return A Acc EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.05%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.2%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.2%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price10.78
CurrencyEUR
Price updated22/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFQPJ
Franklin US Total Return A Acc USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.05%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.2%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.19%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price16.48
CurrencyUSD
Price updated22/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFT20
Franklin US Total Return A H1 Acc EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.05%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.2%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.2%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price10.08
CurrencyEUR
Price updated22/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFQPL
Franklin US Total Return A MDis USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.05%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.2%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.19%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price11.41
CurrencyUSD
Price updated22/09/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFT21
Franklin US Total Return C Mdis USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge1.83%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.98%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.97%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price11.4
CurrencyUSD
Price updated22/09/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFT25
Franklin US Total Return I Acc USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.55%
Min single investment£5,000,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.82%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.83%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price16.42
CurrencyUSD
Price updated22/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeF161
Franklin US Total Return I Mdis USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.55%
Min single investment£5,000,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.82%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.82%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price12.02
CurrencyUSD
Price updated22/09/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeI278
Franklin US Total Return N Mdis USD
Initial charge3%
Annual charge1.75%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.9%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.89%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price11.4
CurrencyUSD
Price updated22/09/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFT24
Franklin US Total Return Y MDis USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.06%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price10.42
CurrencyUSD
Price updated22/09/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeE5SI
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