What are Multi-Asset Funds?

There’s more to diversification than just combining bonds and stocks. A multi-asset fund offers exposure to a broad number of asset classes, often offering a level of diversification typically associated with institutional investing. Multi-asset funds may invest in a number of traditional equity and fixed income strategies, index-tracking funds, financial derivatives as well as alternative investments, such as real estate investment trusts (REITs) and commodities. This diversity allows portfolio managers to potentially balance risk with reward and seek to deliver steady, long-term returns for investors, particularly in volatile markets.

Our Approach to Multi-Asset Funds

Multi-asset portfolios can help investors address complex risk management and investment challenges by combining three critical disciplines of investment management into a single portfolio: strategic asset allocation, tactical asset allocation and manager & strategy research.

Strategic Asset AllocationTactical Asset AllocationManager & Strategy Research
Grounded in capital market expectations and ongoing analysis of global investment themes. Nimble short term tilts that seek to capitalize on opportunities or manage risks, based upon the strategic disciplined discussion cycle of our global investment committee. Among hundreds of potential opportunities, a dedicated team studies and monitors individual strategies, including Franklin Templeton, third-party open-ended mutual funds and ETFs.

Our extensive multi-asset investment capabilities include:

Target Risk Target Income Managed Volatility
Target Return Retirement Funding Inflation Protection
Target Date Education Funding

Featured Franklin Templeton Multi-Asset Funds

Franklin Income Fund Templeton Global Balanced Templeton Emerging Markets Balanced

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