Franklin Templeton launches smart beta ETFs for Europe

Added 7th September 2017

US fund giant Franklin Templeton launched its first range of exchange traded funds (ETFs) for European investors on Friday, chosing four global equity smart beta products to lick off the offering.

Franklin Templeton launches smart beta ETFs for Europe

The four new equity ETFs, which from part of the  Franklin LibertyShares ETF platform, were initially list on the Deutsche Börse and London Stock Exchange.

The asset manager said intended to register the ETFs for sale in other European countries subject to the necessary regulatory approval process.

"Following successful launches in the US and Canada, we are very excited to bring our Franklin LibertyShares ETF platform to Europe.” said Patrick O’Connor, head of Global ETFs.

“Our first European offerings aim to help investors achieve specific investment outcomes such as strong risk-adjusted returns, lower volatility and downside protection," he said.

Two of the new ETFs, the Franklin LibertyQ Global Equity SRI ETF and the US Equity ETF, are focused on investing in quality stocks, the firm said.

A further two ETFs, the Franklin LibertyQ Global Dividend ETF and the European Dividend ETF, have an income-focus but will also invest in stocks.

The introduction of the Franklin LibertyQ Shares range to European investors is a significant milestone for our business," said Vivek Kudva, managing director, EMEA and India for Franklin Templeton. 

Head of the UK business for Franklin Templeton Martyn Gilbey added: “Many investors have already embraced the ETF wrapper for its benefits, including low cost, liquidity, tax efficiency, and transparency."

 

The four ETFs portfolios will be managed by former Blackrock manager Dina Ting, now vice president and senior portfolio manager of the global ETFs group at Franklin Templeton, and a second Blackrock alumnus Lorenzo Crosata, vice president and ETF portfolio manager.

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