Fund Description

The fund's investment goal is income. Since 1983, the fund has invested substantially in Government National Mortgage Association securities, or Ginnie Maes (GNMAs). These securities carry a guarantee backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. government as to timely payment of principal and interest.

Strategy Statement

"We have a straightforward, conservative investment philosophy, investing substantially all of the fund's assets in Ginnie Mae (GNMA) securities for high, current income potential."


Paul Varunok

Paul Varunok

  • Joined Franklin Templeton in 2001
  • Managed Fund Since 2006
Neil Dhruv

Neil Dhruv

  • Joined Franklin Templeton in 2002
  • Managed Fund Since 2019


Investment Strategy and Process

  • Top Down/Bottom Up: Leveraging a wide range of current market and economic insights from across the Franklin Templeton complex, timely investment themes are formed into asset allocation recommendations. These are then partnered with a short list of Franklin Templeton funds identified through intensive research by our dedicated fund research team.
  • Diversification: Few companies can match the depth and breadth of investment expertise Franklin Templeton target-risk and target-date funds can offer with access to a wide range of funds, covering nearly all asset classes. A diverse group of underlying investments provides the flexibility to gain exposure to varied sectors of the market.
  • Active Asset Allocation: The funds seek to balance strategic allocation with active diversification as a method of providing superior long-term returns with lower overall volatility.
  • Focused on Long-Term Results: Long-term strategic allocations utilize models that are determined to possess the most attractive risk/reward characteristics. This focus on achieving attractive long-term, risk-adjusted performance offers you the potential for competitive relative returns in a variety of market conditions.


Overall Morningstar Rating As of 10/31/2020

Rating Category: Intermediate Government

The fund's overall Morningstar Rating measures risk-adjusted returns and is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its 3-, 5- and 10-year (if applicable) rating metrics.

Historical Morningstar Rating As of 10/31/2020

Years Ratings Funds
in category
2 Stars
2 Stars
2 Stars

Morningstar Style Box As of09/30/2020