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Franklin Templeton Mutual Fund: NAV, Performance, Latest MF Schemes

Franklin Templeton Investments was established in 1947. The organisation, since its launch, has provided services on managing assets for institutional, retail, and high profile clients.

Apart from offering mutual funds, the firm provides several other investment options like private funds, exchange-traded funds (ETF), and accounts that are managed separately. The company offers schemes such as fixed income, equity, multi-asset, and other alternatives. 

Franklin Templeton Investments serves as a platform for trading, portfolio, and research. It also deals with investment risk management. Presently, Franklin Templeton has its branches in over thirty-four countries. It has employed over six hundred professionals and recruits more than 9500 salaried individuals.

Franklin Templeton Mutual Fund in India

The company started functioning in India in 1996 by the name Templeton Asset Management India Pvt. Ltd. The Franklin Templeton Mutual Fund is authorised by SEBI to offer its services under the registration number MF/026/96/8. 

The company provided its first-ever mutual fund service in September 1996 under the name of Templeton India Growth Fund. The company has been operating twenty-one funds for ten years and various others that have exceeded the twenty-year mark. 

The company bought the stakes of PIONEER ITI AMC Ltd. in 2002 to become the second-largest mutual fund after UTI. 

Franklin Templeton Investments is among the few companies dealing in asset management with in-house registrars for providing efficient service management for its clients. 

The organisation offers loyalty programs where the customers can interact with the fund management team, get exposure to external management development schemes, yearly leadership events for the exchange of ideas, and several elaborate engagement programs.

Templeton Asset Management India Pvt. Ltd. has committed itself to several CSR programs like:

  • Installation of four water purifier plants for supporting six thousand families in collaboration with the Bala Vikasa Social Service Society.
  • Aiding the process of supplying five thousand rickshaws in association with the American India Foundation Trust.
  • Setting up fifty camps to train two thousand youth in vocational skills in collaboration with the Kherwadi Social Welfare Association.
  • Providing assistance and support to in and around 2353 girl children in Chennai in association with the K. C. Mahindra Educational Trust.
  • Establishing the Abhudaya English Medium School in Mumbai in collaboration with The Akanksha Foundation.

The Statement of Additional Information (SAI) provided by SEBI states that Franklin Templeton Investments’ total income is $6,392.2 million, profit after tax of $1,696.7 million, and a gross worth of $14877.7 million in 2017.

Templeton Asset Management India Pvt. Ltd. offers approximately 197 schemes with assets under management (AuM) amounting to roughly INR 1.19 Lakh Crore as of 31st March 2017.

Important Information about Franklin Templeton Mutual Fund

Asset Management Company NameTempleton Asset Management India Pvt. Ltd.
Established19 February 1996
Date of Incorporation6 October 1995
SponsorsTempleton International Inc.
TrusteeFranklin Templeton Trustee Services Pvt. Ltd.
Name of TrusteesAlok Sethi (Associate Director) Anand J. Vashi (Independent Director) Percy Jal Pardiwalla (Independent Director) Dr Indu Shahani (Independent Director) Shilpa Shetty (Associate Director)
PresidentSanjay Sapre
CIOMr Anand Radhakrishnan, Mr R. Kumar, and Mr Santosh Kamath
Compliance OfficerMr Saurabh Gangrade
Investor Service OfficerMs Rini K Krishnan
Telephone Number022-67519100
Email addressservice@franklintempleton.com
Registered AddressIndiabulls Finance Center, Tower 2, 12th and 13th Floor, Senapati Bapat Marg, Elphinstone Road (West) Mumbai – 400013 Phone: 1800-425-4255 / 60004255 Email: service@templeton.com Website: http://www.franklintempletonindia.com
Registrar and Transfer Agent  Franklin Templeton Asset Management (India) Pvt. Ltd. Address: Unit 301, III Floor, Campus 4B, RMZ Millenia Business Park, 143 Dr. MGR Road, Kandanchavadi Chennai – 600096

Ten Top-Performing Franklin Templeton Mutual Fund Schemes

Franklin Templeton comprises almost all types of mutual funds permitted by the Securities and Exchange Board of India or SEBI. The ten most viable Franklin Templeton mutual fund schemes in India are mentioned below. 

1. Franklin Asian Equity Fund (Category – Equity: International)

This open-ended fund has a NAV of 32.5721 (Regular Growth) (as on 16th April, 2021), and is one of the top-performing funds in the ‘Equity: International’ category. The fund was launched on 16th January 2008 and has given trailing returns of 50.57% in one year (as on 16th April, 2021). The fund considers the MSCI Asia (Ex-Japan) Standard TRI as its benchmark.  

Key Information

Minimum InvestmentINR 5,000
Minimum Additional InvestmentINR 1,000
Minimum SIP InvestmentINR 500
Minimum WithdrawalINR 1,000
Exit Load1% for withdrawals before 365 days
Return Since Inception (16th January 2008):9.32% (as on 16th April, 2021)
AssetsINR 261 Crore (as on 31st March, 2021)
Expense Ratio2.66% (as on 31st March, 2021)

2. Franklin Build India Fund (Category – Equity: Sectoral-Infrastructure)

This open-ended fund has a NAV of 48.7310 (Regular Growth) (as on 16th April, 2021), and is one of the top-performing funds in the ‘Equity: Sectoral – Infrastructure’ category. The fund was launched on 4th September 2009 and has given trailing returns of 63.13% in one year (as on 16th April, 2021). The fund considers the S&P BSE India Infrastructure TRI as its benchmark.  

Key Information

Minimum InvestmentINR 5,000
Minimum Additional InvestmentINR 1,000
Minimum SIP InvestmentINR 500
Minimum WithdrawalINR 1,000
Exit Load1% for withdrawals before 365 days
Return Since Inception (4th September 2009):14.60% (as on 16th April, 2021)
AssetsINR 954 Crore (as on 31st March, 2021)
Expense Ratio2.40% (as on 31st March, 2021)

3. Franklin India Banking & PSU Debt Fund (Category – Debt: Banking and PSU)

This open-ended fund has a NAV of 17.5362 (Regular Growth) (as on 16th April, 2021), and is one of the top-performing funds in the ‘Debt: Banking and PSU’ category. The fund was launched on 25th April 2014 and has given trailing returns of 7.41% in one year (as on 16th April, 2021). The fund considers the NIFTY Banking and PSU Debt TRI as its benchmark.  

Key Information

Minimum InvestmentINR 5,000
Minimum Additional InvestmentINR 1,000
Minimum SIP InvestmentINR 500
Minimum WithdrawalINR 1,000
Exit LoadNil
Return Since Inception (25th April 2014):8.38% (as on 16th April, 2021)
AssetsINR 971 Crore (as on 31st March, 2021)
Expense Ratio0.52% (as on 31st March, 2021)

4. Franklin India Bluechip Fund (Category – Equity: Large Cap)

This open-ended fund has a NAV of 589.7367 (Regular Growth) (as on 16th April, 2021), and is one of the best-performing funds in the ‘Equity: Large Cap’ category. The fund was launched on 1st December 1993 and has given trailing returns of 59.97% in one year (as on 16th April, 2021). The fund considers the NIFTY 100 TRI as its benchmark.  

Key Information

Minimum InvestmentINR 5,000
Minimum Additional InvestmentINR 1,000
Minimum SIP InvestmentINR 500
Minimum WithdrawalINR 1,000
Exit Load1% for withdrawals before 365 days
Return Since Inception (1st December 1993):19.79% (as on 16th April, 2021)
AssetsINR 5,927 Crore (as on 31st March, 2021)
Expense Ratio1.93% (as on 31st March, 2021)

5. Franklin India Corporate Debt Fund (Category – Debt: Corporate Bond)

This open-ended fund has a NAV of 77.3349 (Regular Growth) (as on 16th April, 2021), and is one of the top-performing funds in the ‘Debt: Corporate Bond’ category. The fund was launched on 23rd June 1997 and has given trailing returns of 8.71% in one year (as on 16th April, 2021). The fund considers the NIFTY Corporate Bond TRI as its benchmark.  

Key Information

Minimum InvestmentINR 10,000
Minimum Additional InvestmentINR 1,000
Minimum SIP InvestmentINR 500
Minimum WithdrawalINR 1,000
Exit LoadNil
Return Since Inception (23rd June 1997):8.96% (as on 16th April, 2021)
AssetsINR 855 Crore (as on 31st March, 2021)
Expense Ratio0.89% (as on 31st March, 2021)

6. Franklin India Credit Risk Fund (Category – Credit Risk)

This open-ended fund has a NAV of 20.8784 (Regular Growth) (as on 16th April, 2021), and is one of the top-performing funds in the ‘Debt: Credit Risk’ category. The fund was launched on 7th December 2011 and has given trailing returns of 12.41% in one year (as on 16th April, 2021). The fund considers the NIFTY Credit Risk Bond TRI as its benchmark.  

Key Information

Minimum InvestmentINR 5,000
Minimum Additional InvestmentINR 1,000
Minimum SIP InvestmentINR 500
Minimum WithdrawalINR 1,000
Exit Load3% for withdrawals before 365 days
Return Since Inception (7th December 2011):8.18% (as on 16th April, 2021)
AssetsINR 2,831 Crore (as on 31st March, 2021)
Expense Ratio0.06% (as on 31st March, 2021)

7. Franklin India Debt Hybrid Fund (Category – Hybrid: Conservative Hybrid)

This open-ended fund has a NAV of 64.1426 (Regular Growth) (as on 16th April, 2021), and is one of the top-performing funds in the ‘Hybrid: Conservative Hybrid’ category. The fund was launched on 28th September 2000 and has given trailing returns of 15.97% in one year (as on 16th April, 2021). The fund considers the CRISIL Hybrid 85+15 Conservative TRI as its benchmark.  

Key Information

Minimum InvestmentINR 10,000
Minimum Additional InvestmentINR 1,000
Minimum SIP InvestmentINR 500
Minimum WithdrawalINR 1,000
Exit Load1% for withdrawals before 365 days
Return Since Inception (28th September 2000):9.46% (as on 16th April, 2021)
AssetsINR 189 Crore (as on 31st March, 2021)
Expense Ratio2.30% (as on 31st March, 2021)

8. Franklin India Dynamic Accrual Fund (Category – Dynamic Bond)

This open-ended fund has a NAV of 71.2946 (Regular Growth) (as on 16th April, 2021), and is one of the best-performing funds in the ‘Debt: Dynamic Bond’ category. The fund was launched on 5th March 1997 and has given trailing returns of 7.07% in one year (as on 16th April, 2021). The fund considers the CRISIL Composite Bond TRI as its benchmark.  

Key Information

Minimum InvestmentINR 10,000
Minimum Additional InvestmentINR 1,000
Minimum SIP InvestmentINR 500
Minimum WithdrawalINR 1,000
Exit Load3% for withdrawals before 365 days
Return Since Inception (5th March 1997):9.32% (as on 16th April, 2021)
AssetsINR 1,599 Crore (as on 31st March, 2021)
Expense Ratio0.06% (as on 31st March, 2021)

9. Franklin India Dynamic Asset Allocation Fund of Funds (Category – Dynamic Asset Allocation)

This open-ended fund has a NAV of 87.1332 (Regular Growth) (as on 16th April, 2021), and is one of the top-performing funds in the ‘Dynamic Asset Allocation’ category. The fund was launched on 16th January 2008 and has given trailing returns of 18.91% in one year (as on 16th April, 2021). The fund considers the CRISIL Hybrid 35+65 Aggressive TRI as its benchmark.  

Key Information

Minimum InvestmentINR 5,000
Minimum Additional InvestmentINR 1,000
Minimum SIP InvestmentINR 500
Minimum WithdrawalINR 1,000
Exit Load1% for withdrawals before 365 days
Return Since Inception (16th January 2008):13.19% (as on 16th April, 2021)
AssetsINR 922 Crore (as on 31st March, 2021)
Expense Ratio1.74% (as on 31st March, 2021)

10. Franklin India Equity Advantage Fund (Category -Large and MidCap)

This open-ended fund has a NAV of 96.9132 (Regular Growth) (as on 16th April, 2021), and is one of the top-performing funds in the ‘Equity: Large & MidCap’ category. The fund was launched on 2nd March 2005 and has given trailing returns of 70.05% in one year (as on 16th April, 2021). The fund considers the NIFTY Large Midcap 250 TRI as its benchmark.  

Key Information

Minimum InvestmentINR 5,000
Minimum Additional InvestmentINR 1,000
Minimum SIP InvestmentINR 500
Minimum WithdrawalINR 1,000
Exit Load1% for withdrawals before 365 days
Return Since Inception (2nd March 2005):15.12% (as on 16th April, 2021)
AssetsINR 2,459 Crore (as on 31st March, 2021)
Expense Ratio2.38% (as on 31st March, 2021)

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Five Best Performing Fund Managers at Franklin Templeton Mutual Fund 

A Fund Manager plays a decisive role in instilling values and steering growth. The top-performing fund managers at Franklin Templeton Mutual Fund, whose stellar performance have steadily generated the best dividends, have been mentioned below. 

Mr Anand Vasudevan

Mr Vasudevan earned his B.Tech from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras and a PGDM from IIM Calcutta. He post-graduated with a Masters in Finance from the London Business School. Presently, he is the Senior Vice President of the Franklin Templeton Mutual Fund and heads the Equity operations in India. 

He was associated as an Equity Research Analyst with the Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein and Bruyette and Woods, Keefe in 2001 and 2004, respectively. Then he joined Franklin Templeton.

Anand Vasudevan teamed up with Templeton Asset Management Private Limited in 2007. He has operated as the Head of Research since 2008. Currently, he is in charge of the Franklin India Flexi-cap Fund and Franklin India Bluechip Fund.

Mr Anand Radhakrishnan 

Mr Radhakrishnan graduated with a B.Tech degree in Chemical Engineering from Anna University, Chennai. He earned a PGDM from IIM Ahmedabad. Mr Radhakrishnan is also a certified Chartered Financial Analyst. 

He has been working in the sector of Investment Management since 1994. In the initial days of his career, he was the Deputy Manager of Equity Research at SBI Mutual Funds Management. He was associated with Sundaram Mutual Funds for eight years in a row. 

He is presently the Chief Investment Officer at the Franklin Templeton. Before it, he was the Senior Vice President, Head of Portfolio Analytics, and the Portfolio Manager of the said organisation.

Mr Radhakrishnan handles the operations at the Franklin India Infotech Fund, Franklin India Bluechip Fund, Franklin India Taxshield, FT Dynamic PE Ratio of Funds, Franklin India Prima Plus, and FT India Life Stage Fund of Funds. He also spearheads the equity sector of all types of hybrid funds.

Ms Roshi Jain

Ms Roshi Jain is a Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Financial Analyst. She earned her PGDM from IIM Ahmedabad.

She inaugurated her career at SR Batliboi. She was a part of the Research Wing of the Goldman Sachs Group Inc. Hong Kong / Singapore in 2002. She relocated to the London branch of Goldman Sachs two years later.

Presently, Ms Jain is the Assistant Vice President of the Franklin Templeton Mutual Fund. She doubles up as the Co-Portfolio Manager and Equity Research Analyst at Franklin Templeton. She specialises in engineering, retail, power, cement and construction in India and the ASEAN region.

Mr Anil Prabhudas

Mr Prabhudas is a B.Com from the University of Mumbai. He is also a certified Chartered Accountant from ICAI. In 1994, he was associated with the Pioneer ITI before being roped in by Templeton Asset Management India Pvt. Ltd. He is entrusted with the responsibility of providing research-oriented data on hotels, packaging, metals, sugar, and FMCG industries. 

He has held several key positions at Franklin Templeton. He was the ex-Assistant Vice President and the Portfolio Manager at Franklin India Index Tax Fund, FT India Index Tax Shield 99, FT India Index Fund – Franklin FMCG Fund, Franklin India Index Fund, NSE Nifty Plan, and BSE Sensex Plan.

He is presently acting as the Fund Manager of Franklin India Taxshield Fund, Franklin India Opportunities Fund, FT India Monthly Income Plan, Templeton India Pension Plan, FT India Balanced Fund, Templeton India Children’s Asset Plan.  

Mr Janakiraman Rengaraju 

Mr Rengaraju graduated from the Government College of Technology, Coimbatore, with a B.Tech degree. He also earned a PGDM from IIM Bangalore. Apart from having a B.Tech and a PGDM degree, he is a Chartered Financial Analyst too.

He was associated with UTI Securities, Mumbai previously. He was in charge of the investment corpus management while he was with the Indian Syntans Group. 

Currently, Mr Rengaraju is the Assistant Vice President, Senior Research Analyst of Equities, and the Portfolio Manager at Franklin India. He specialises in media, telecommunications, and automobiles. He is also responsible for managing some of the mutual funds of the organisation, such as the Franklin India Prima Fund and Franklin India Prima Plus. 

Why Should You Invest in Franklin Templeton Mutual Fund?

Franklin Templeton Mutual Fund is one of the top-performing AMC in India. It has more than a hundred schemes to select from. The AMC has a legacy of over seventy years and manages assets of over INR 1.19 Lakh Crore. It has a vast network of empanelled distributors who provide its financial services to its investors. The fund firm has 1300 branches in total with outreach at over 32 Indian states, which offers its services to all ranks of investors. Whatever be your investment target, you can get a Franklin Templeton mutual fund scheme to achieve your financial goals. The experienced fund managers at Franklin Templeton Mutual Fund simplifies the process of investing in the stock market and secondary market for you.

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