Fund Description

The fund seeks capital appreciation and current income by investing predominantly in the securities of public utility companies, with a focus on companies operating in the U.S. electricity and gas sector.

Strategy Statement

"Over the fund's 60-year history, we've remained committed to our investment approach, working to provide investors with current income and relatively low volatility during various economic conditions."


John Kohli, CFA

John Kohli, CFA®

  • Joined Franklin Templeton in 1992
  • Managed Fund Since 1998
Blair Schmicker, CFA

Blair Schmicker, CFA®

  • Joined Franklin Templeton in 2006
  • Managed Fund Since 2009