Franklin Templeton accesses the Swiss market as ETF issuer with five smart beta ETFs for which Susquehanna is acting as a market maker and providing the liquidity. The five smart beta ETFs newly tradable as of today. They provide investors additional opportunities to diversify their portfolio with European as well as American and global underlyings. With this, SIX Swiss Exchange offers 1’321 ETFs from 23 different issuers for trading.
Franklin Templeton Investments provides domestic and global investment management to retail as well as institutional and sovereign wealth clients in over 170 countries. The company headquartered in San Mateo (California) has 70 years of investment experience and currently over USD 750 bn. in assets under management. With offices in Zurich and Geneva, Franklin Templeton has been serving clients in Switzerland for close to 20 years with an offering across asset classes from fixed income over emerging market equities to sector funds as well as balanced funds and fund of hedge funds. Out of this global fund offering, for the start 80 funds have been selected for which an approval for distribution within and out of Switzerland has been granted to the advantage of Swiss investors. For more information, please visit www.franklintempleton.ch.
The five ETFs from Franklin Templeton all hold the attribute ,Liberty‘ in the product name. ,Liberty‘ for Franklin Templeton means giving clients freedom of choice in their investment decisions and offering a basket of quantitatively managed ETFs next to traditional active mutual funds. “The introduction of the Franklin LibertyQ SharesTM range to the Swiss market is a significant milestone for our business and we perceive it as an important extension of our offering in view of increasing investor demand for exchange traded funds. We believe the addition of smart beta ETFs will complement our existing active management product ranges and will offer our clients additional investment solutions and vehicles in which to construct their investment portfolio. The new funds will be fully supported by our considerable existing operations, technology and trading capabilities from all across the globe,” says Patrick Lutz, Country Head at Franklin Templeton Switzerland Ltd.