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Franklin Templeton recognised for their Global Equities SMA


Fund Manager Franklin Templeton Australia has been recognised for their award-winning global equities SMA. It’s the second year running that the manager has taken out the International Equities category at the 2021 IMAP Managed Account Awards.

The Institute of Managed Account Professionals (IMAP) is the only industry organisation for advisers, managers, providers and other businesses actively involved in offering or supporting Managed Accounts. IMAP helps advisers with education and training and access to industry professionals at all levels. The body is also a voice of the managed accounts industry able to represent its interests to regulators such as ASIC. According to IMAP the total assets under management in 2020 for managed accounts hit of $95 billion. From that, roughly 70% of Australian financial planners are now using, or more importantly, intend to use managed accounts in the foreseeable future; this is up from just 44% in 2012.

A SMA falling under the managed accounts umbrella. A share portfolio where securities are selected by a professional investment manager, but beneficial ownership is by the investor. Advisers can access a range of SMA portfolios managed by Franklin Templeton via selected platforms. Managed Accounts provide various advantages for advisers such as – Less administration, less time wasted time spent researching stocks compared to direct equity ownership and freeing up your time to focus on growing your practice.

  • IMA held its annual awards where it recognised the “strong performance of the Franklin

    Concentrated Global Equity Ex-Australia Model Portfolio, a Separately Managed Account (SMA), with a long-only high conviction portfolio of global companies.” It uses a disciplined, bottom-up, investment philosophy that aims to deliver alpha over a full market cycle.

    Franklin Templeton Australia Managing Director, Matthew Harrison said, their “investment approach, which focuses on high-quality sustainable growth companies and a framework for diversification in the portfolio construction process, has enabled us to deliver strong risk-adjusted returns for our clients over the longer term.”

    The portfolio holds roughly twenty stocks picked across all industries and countries for companies with sustainable business models. These must meet specific growth, quality, and valuation criteria. These companies must encompass good growth prospects, solid management teams and a competitive advantage that can be sustained.

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