Franklin Templeton Asset Management (India) Private Limited Mutual Funds Investments

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About Franklin Templeton Mutual Fund

Franklin Templeton Investments, set up in 1947, dedicated its asset management services to institutional, retail, and high-net-worth clients. In India, the operations of Franklin Templeton Mutual Fund date back to 1996.

Franklin Templeton Investments serve 170+ countries with 42 research offices and 12 global trading offices. Moreover, it has 15 local asset management teams, and 600+ professional and employs 9500+ employees in 25 countries. Franklin Templeton Investments has $724.1 bn assets under management worldwide.

Also, with their investment criteria, they look beyond the largest and most visible securities. They look for in each market to spot smart global investments. In addition to this, their advantage lies in their first-hand understanding of local culture, companies, and economies.

Franklin Templeton's entry into India dates back to 1996 and is set up under the name Templeton Asset Management India Pvt. Limited. In September 1996, it began its operations by launching the Templeton India Growth Fund. Furthermore, it currently has 21 funds that have crossed the 10-year and 20-year mark.

With the takeover of Pioneer ITI AMC Limited in 2002, it became the second-largest mutual fund house in India.

They believe that their core values and unique perspective will help them achieve their mission. The AMC's mission is to offer high-quality investment solutions and motivating and keeping talented people. It also helps them create a "culture of compliance." Their core values are:

  • To put clients’ first
  • Build relationships
  • Work with integrity
  • Seek to achieve quality results

Franklin Templeton MF is one of the few fund houses that provides an in-house registrar. This helps to provide better service quality and engagement for clients besides adopting global best practices. They offer a smooth onboarding program to their partners. It also includes training for the NISM exam.

Also, their customer loyalty programs are best known in the industry. Furthermore, to help grow partners' business, they offer marketing support and work together on sales tools.

They are in power with the industry with their CSR initiatives in different fields. Few of them are:

  • Education: Adoption of Abhudaya English Medium School, Mumbai
  • Education: Nanhi Kali – Support Approximately 2353 Girl Children in Chennai
  • Empowering Lives through Skill Development: Yuva Parivartan – 50 Camps to Impart Vocational Skills to 2000 Youth
  • Livelihood: American India Foundation Trust – Facilitate the Process of Providing 5000 Rickshaws (Hand Driven 3 Wheeler)
  • Infrastructure: Bala Vikasa Social Service Society – Installed 4 Water Purifier Plants to Support 6000 Families

Currently, in India, they manage 82 funds with an AUM of INR 1,26,374.91 crores. Moreover, the fund managers of Franklin Templeton MF are highly experienced. They follow multiple strategies for asset allocation in the mutual fund schemes. They believe that with the right asset allocation, the fund objectives can be achieved.

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Top Franklin Templeton Mutual Funds

Below are the Franklin Templeton top mutual funds (featured funds to invest)

Top Mutual Fund Schemes Category AUM in Cr (As on May 31st, 2020)
Franklin India Feeder Franklin US Opportunities Fund (G) Equity: International Rs 1,693
Franklin India Savings Fund (G) Debt: Money Market Rs 1,412
Franklin India Taxshield Fund (G) Equity: ELSS Rs 3,086
Franklin India Bluechip Fund (G) Equity: Large Cap Rs 4,893
Franklin India Prima Fund (G) Equity: Mid Cap Rs 5,775

 

Top Franklin Templeton Equity Funds

Below are the top performing equity mutual funds to invest

Top Mutual Fund Schemes Category AUM in Cr (As on May 31st, 2020)
Franklin India Bluechip Fund (G) Equity: Large Cap Rs 4,893
Franklin India Equity Fund (G) Equity: Multi Cap Rs 8,265
Franklin India Focused Equity Fund (G) Equity: Multi Cap Rs 6,769
Franklin India Prima Fund (G) Equity: Mid Cap Rs 5,775

Franklin India Feeder Franklin US Opportunities Fund (G)

Equity: International Rs 1,693

 

Top Franklin Templeton Debt Funds

Below are the top performing Debt schemes to invest

Top Mutual Fund Schemes Category AUM in Cr (As on May 31st, 2020)
Franklin India Liquid fund (G) Debt: Liquid Rs 3,028
Franklin India Savings Fund (G) Debt: Money Market Rs 1,412

 

Top Franklin Templeton Tax Saver Funds

Below is the top performing Tax Saver fund.

Top Mutual Fund Scheme Category AUM in Cr (As on May 31st, 2020)
Franklin India Taxshield Fund (G) Equity: ELSS Rs 3,086

 

Top Fund Managers

Top Equity Fund Managers

Mr. Anand Radhakrishnan

Mr. Radhakrishnan is currently the Chief Investment Office – Equity at Franklin Templeton Mutual Fund. He has over 26 years of experience with the investment management sector. He is responsible for overseeing all the local equity funds at Franklin MF. Mr. Radhakrishnan mentors all the portfolio managers while managing some key funds. His previous engagements were with Sundaram Mutual Fund and SBI Funds Management Ltd.

He holds a postgraduate diploma in management from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. Also, holds a B.Tech degree in chemical engineering from Anna University, Chennai. Moreover, Mr Radhakrishnan is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter holder.

He manages the following funds;

  • Franklin India Focused Equity Fund
  • Technology Fund
  • Bluechip Fund
  • Equity Fund
  • Franklin Build India Fund
  • Templeton India Equity Income Fund
  • Templeton India Value Fund.

 

Ms. Roshi Jain

Ms. Jain is currently the Vice President and Equity Portfolio Manager at Franklin Templeton Mutual Fund. She has over 19 years of experience in the investment industry.

Her expertise is in power, engineering, cement, construction, and retail in India and the ASEAN region. Before joining Franklin MF, she was working in London with Goldman Sachs.

She holds a postgraduate diploma in management from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. Also, Ms Jain is a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India in 1998 with an All-India Rank 2. Moreover, she is also a CFA charter holder from the CFA Institute, US.

She manages the following funds;

  • Focused Equity Fund
  • Franklin Asian Equity Fund
  • Franklin Build India Fund
  • Bluechip Fund.

 

Mr. Janakiraman Rengaraju

Mr. Rengaraju is currently the Vice President and Equity Fund Manager at Franklin MF. He has over 13 years of experience in the investment management sector. Before joining Franklin MF he was with Indian Syntans Group and UTI. Securities.

Mr. Rengaraju holds a postgraduate diploma in management from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. And a Bachelor of Engineering from Government College of Technology, Coimbatore. He is also a CFA charter holder.

He manages the following funds;

  • Franklin India Prima Fund (mid-cap fund)
  • Smaller Companies Fund
  • Equity Fund
  • Opportunities Fund
  • Equity Advantage Fund
  • Taxshield Fund (tax saver fund).

 

Mr. Varun Sharma

Mr. Sharma is the Assistant Vice President in Research at Franklin MF. He has over 12 years of experience in the investment management sector. Also, he provides research support on information technology and media sectors.

He was previously associated with ICICI Securities, Credit Analysis & Research Ltd., and Lehman Brothers. He holds a postgraduate diploma in management from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta. Also, a bachelor's degree in business studies from the College Business Studies, University of Delhi.

He manages the following funds;

  • Technology Fund
  • Index Fund

 

Mr. Hari Shyamsunder

Mr. Shyamsunder is currently the Vice President and Senior Research Analyst at Franklin Templeton Mutual Fund. He provides research on the oil and gas, automobile and auto ancillaries industries. Before joining Franklin mutual fund, he worked at BG Group PLC.

He holds a postgraduate diploma in management from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. Also, holds a bachelor of engineering from the National Institute of Technology, Trichy. Moreover, Mr Shyamsunder is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter holder.

He currently manages the following funds;

  • Opportunities Fund
  • Smaller Companies Fund (small cap fund)
  • Prima Fund (mid cap fund)

 

Mr. Lakshmikanth Reddy

Mr. Reddy is currently the Vice President and Portfolio Manager at Franklin Templeton Mutual Fund. He has over 21 years of experience in investment and fund management. Before joining Franklin Mutual Fund, he was associated with ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Company Limited, HSBC Capital Markets, ABN Amro Asia Equities, UTI, and Crompton Greaves.

He holds a postgraduate diploma in management from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. And also, a B.Tech degree in Mechanical Engineering, JNTU, Hyderabad.

He currently manages the following funds:;

  • Franklin India Debt Hybrid Fund
  • Equity Advantage Fund
  • Pension Fund
  • Taxshield Fund
  • Equity Savings Fund
  • Templeton India Equity Income Fund
  • Templeton India Value Fund

 

Top Debt Managers

Mr. Umesh Sharma

Mr. Sharma is currently the Vice President – India Fixed Income at Franklin Templeton Mutual Fund. He manages fixed income funds and debt products.

He has over ten years of experience in the Indian financial services industry. Before joining Franklin mutual fund, he was associated with Religare Asset Management Company Pvt. Ltd., and ICICI Bank. He also worked with JM Financial Asset Management Company Pvt. Ltd., and UTI. Asset Management Company, Pvt. Ltd.

Also, he is a qualified Chartered Accountant and a Company Secretary. Moreover, he is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter holder.

He manages the following funds;

  • Debt Hybrid Fund
  • Floating Rate Fund
  • Government Securities Fund
  • Pension Fund
  • Banking and PSU debt fund
  • Overnight Fund

 

Mr. Sachin Shankar Padwal Desai

Mr. Desai is currently the Vice President – India Fixed Income at Franklin Mutual Fund. He also has over 15 years of investment and research experience in the Indian asset management and banking industry. Mr. Desai was previously associated with ICICI Bank, Infosys Technologies Ltd. and Thermax Ltd.

He holds a postgraduate diploma in management from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. Also, a metallurgical engineering degree from Government College of Engineering, Pune.

He manages the following funds;

  • Government Securities Fund
  • Pension Fund
  • Debt Hybrid Fund
  • Banking and PSU Debt Fund
  • Equity Savings Fund
  • Franklin India Corporate Debt Fund

 

Mr. Pallab Roy

Mr. Roy is currently the Portfolio Manager at Franklin Mutual Fund. He has over eight years of experience in investment and research in the Indian asset management industry.

He holds a master's degree in commerce from Rani Durgavati University, Jabalpur. Also, holds an MBA from IMS (UD), Devi Ahilya University Indore (2001), and a diploma in business finance from ICFAI, Hyderabad.

He manages the following funds;

  • Floating Rate Fund
  • Franklin India Liquid Fund - Super Institutional Plan
  • Overnight Fund

 

Mr. Kunal Agarwal

Mr. Agarwal is currently the Portfolio Manager of the Fixed Income team at Franklin Templeton Mutual Fund. Before joining Franklin mutual fund, he worked with CRISIL Ratings, IBM Business Consulting Services, and Infosys Technologies Ltd.

Mr. Agarwal also holds a postgraduate diploma in management from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, and a bachelor of technology degree from the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi.

Mr. Santosh Kamath

Mr. Kamath is currently the Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer at Franklin Templeton Mutual Fund. He has over 20 years of experience in research and asset management.

Moreover, Mr Kamat received the Most Astute Investor Award for Local Currency Bond Research, INR Bond Markets, by The Asset magazine, for five consecutive years. He holds an MBA from Xavier School of Management, Jamshedpur (XLRI). Also, holds a bachelor of engineering degree in electronics and telecom from Radharaman Engineering College, Bhopal (REC). He currently manages the Corporate Debt Fund. 

Key Information about Franklin Templeton Asset Management Company

Mutual fund Franklin Templeton Mutual Fund
Asset management company Templeton Asset Management India Pvt. Ltd.
Founded February 19th, 1996
Incorporated October 6th, 1995
Sponsor Templeton International Inc.
Trustee Franklin Templeton Trustee Services Pvt. Ltd.
Name of Trustees Alok Sethi (Associate Director)Anand J. Vashi (Independent Director)Percy Jal Pardiwalla (Independent Director)Dr. Indu Shahani (Independent Director)Shilpa Shetty (Associate Director)
President Sanjay Sapre
C.I.O. Mr. Anand Radhakrishnan, Mr. R. Kumar, and Mr. Santosh Kamath
Investor Service Officer Ms. Rini K Krishnan
Compliance Officer Mr. Saurabh Gangrade
AUM INR 1,26,475.25 crore (Dec-31-2019)

 

Franklin Templeton Asset Management Company Contact Details

Auditors Price Waterhouse (For AMC), SR Batliboi & Co. (For Mutual Fund)
Custodians Citibank NA. / Deutsche Bank
Registrars Franklin Templeton Asset Management (India) Pvt. Ltd. Karvy Computershare Pvt. Ltd
Address Indiabulls Finance Centre; Tower 2, 12th & 13th Floor; S. B. Marg; Elphinstone Rd. (W) Mum.400013
Telephone No. 022-67519100
Fax No. 022-66490622/66490627
E-mail services@franklintempleton.com
Website https://www.franklintempletonindia.com/investor/index

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the funds discontinued by Franklin Templeton in 2020? 

Franklin Templeton Mutual Fund has announced on April 23rd, 2020 that it will close six fixed income and credit risk funds in India. The funds have been discontinued due to worsened credit market conditions in this pandemic.

Below is the list of funds discontinued by the AMC: 

  • Ultra Short Bond Fund 
  • Low Duration Fund 
  • Short Term Income Plan (Short Duration Fund)
  • Dynamic Accrual Fund 
  • Income Opportunities Fund 
  • Credit Risk Fund