Franklin Templeton Announces Risk Rating Changes to Certain Funds

May 28, 2015, 16:00 ET from Franklin Templeton Investments Corp.

TORONTO, May 28, 2015 /CNW/ - Franklin Templeton Investments Corp. today announced changes to the risk ratings of the funds listed in the table below. These changes will be reflected in the renewal of the simplified prospectus of the funds, which is being filed on or around May 28, 2015.

A summary of the methodology used by Franklin Templeton to identify the risk rating of each mutual fund can be found in the fund's simplified prospectus on franklintempleton.ca or by contacting our client service team at 1-800-387-0830 or service@franklintempleton.ca.

Each fund's risk rating is reviewed at least on an annual basis, as well as when it undergoes a material change. These changes are the result of an annual review. No material changes have been made to the investment objectives, strategies or management of these funds.








FUND



2014 RISK
RATING



2015 RISK
RATING

FRANKLIN BISSETT







Franklin Bissett Canadian Balanced Fund



Low to medium



Low

Franklin Bissett Canadian Balanced Corporate Class



Low to medium



Low

Franklin Bissett Canadian All Cap Balanced Fund



Low to medium



Low

Franklin Bissett Canadian All Cap Balanced Corporate Class



Low to medium



Low

Franklin Bissett Canadian High Dividend Fund



Low to medium



Medium

Franklin Bissett Canadian High Dividend Corporate Class



Low to medium



Medium

Franklin Bissett Dividend Income Fund



Low to medium



Low

Franklin Bissett Dividend Income Corporate Class



Low to medium



Low

FRANKLIN QUOTENTIAL







Franklin Quotential Balanced Income Portfolio



Low to medium



Low

Franklin Quotential Balanced Income Corporate Class Portfolio



Low to medium



Low

Franklin Quotential Diversified Equity Portfolio



Medium



Low to medium

Franklin Quotential Diversified Equity Corporate Class Portfolio



Medium



Low to medium

FRANKLIN







Franklin World Growth Fund



Medium



Low to medium

Franklin World Growth Corporate Class



Medium



Low to medium

TEMPLETON







Templeton Asian Growth Fund



Medium



Medium to High

Templeton Asian Growth Corporate Class



Medium



Medium to High

Templeton BRIC Corporate Class



Medium to high



High

Templeton Global Bond Fund



Low to medium



Low

Templeton Global Bond Fund (Hedged)



Low to medium



Low

Templeton Global Smaller Companies Fund



Medium



Medium to high

Templeton Global Smaller Companies Corporate Class



Medium



Medium to high

 

About Franklin Templeton Investments
Franklin Templeton Investments Corp. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Franklin Resources, Inc. [NYSE: BEN], a global investment management organization operating as Franklin Templeton Investments. Franklin Templeton Investments provides global and domestic investment management to retail, institutional and sovereign wealth clients in over 150 countries. Through specialized teams, the company has expertise across all asset classes—including equity, fixed income, alternative and custom solutions. The company's more than 600 investment professionals are supported by its integrated, worldwide team of risk management professionals and global trading desk network. With offices in 35 countries, the California–based company has more than 65 years of investment experience and over US$894 billion (over C$1,079 billion) in assets under management as of April 30, 2015.

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