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Address And Details

One Franklin Pkwy , San Mateo, CA 94403
Fund Manager Team Managed
Manager Tenure

Strategy And Objective

To seek to make monthly distributions, while preserving the investors' capital over the long term. The Fund employs an asset allocation strategy, combined with an income generation strategy, designed for investors in retirement. Under normal market conditions, the investment manager allocates the Fund s assets among the broad asset classes of equity and fixed-income investments and strategies by investing primarily in a distinctly-weighted combination of other funds (underlying funds), predominantly other Franklin Templeton and Legg Mason mutual funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and third-party ETFs, based on each underlying fund s predominant asset class and strategy. Under normal market conditions, 40% of the Fund s assets are allocated to equity investments and 60% of the Fund s assets are allocated to fixed-income investments. The underlying funds and the percentage allocations to each asset class may be changed from time to time by the Fund s investment manager without the approval of shareholders, and, under normal market conditions, the percentage allocations for equity and fixed-income funds may vary up to 10% from the stated allocations. In order to generate additional income for the Fund, the investment manager employs an income generation strategy. Under this strategy, the Fund regularly engages in: (1) a direct covered call strategy by writing covered call options on equity indices, equity ETFs and equity index futures; and (2) an indirect covered call strategy through the use of equity index-linked notes, which are notes that synthetically combine the return of the ownership of an equity index and a covered call on that index and produce coupon payments to the Fund. In addition, the Fund may engage in equity index futures and purchase exchange-traded and OTC put options on equity indices, equity ETFs and equity index futures for hedging purposes to tactically adjust the Fund s exposure to certain asset classes and for efficient portfolio management purposes. The derivatives in which the Fund invests for its income generation strategy are allocated to the Fund s equity asset class for purposes of the Fund s asset allocations. Under normal market conditions, the Fund employs a managed distribution policy that is designed to provide shareholders with regular distributions from their investment. Under this policy, the Fund distributes twelve level monthly payments throughout each calendar year to enable shareholders to estimate the distributions they will receive from the Fund; however, the twelfth monthly payment may be greater than the initially anticipated amount if additional income or capital gains are required to be distributed. The targeted annual payout rate for all share classes is between approximately 3% and 6% per share based on the last net asset value of the Fund of the prior calendar year in which the distribution is being made (e.g., for distributions made in 2021, the targeted annual payout rate for all share classes will be based on the Fund s net asset value on December 31, 2020). The distribution rate will vary by class based on the expenses of each class. Every year, the investment manager will undertake to determine if an adjustment should be made to the monthly rate. In determining if changes need to be made to the rate, the investment manager will evaluate such factors as the current and forecasted interest rate environment, dividend projections, fee structure of the Fund and its classes, historical long-term performance of the Fund, and capital market expectations. The current or adjusted distribution rate would be applied in January of the following year. Therefore, the required amount of shares needed to be held by a shareholder to generate the same monthly payout under the managed distribution policy may vary from year to year depending on the determined distribution rate for that year. The annual payout rate may be adjusted higher or lower from year to year in response to market conditions, without shareholder approval. Level monthly distributions will be paid to shareholders under the managed distribution policy in any given year regardless of the performance of the Fund. These payments may include income and capital gains generated by the underlying securities in the portfolio, as well as a possible return on capital component, if necessary, to meet the annual distribution rate. When selecting equity funds, the investment manager considers the underlying funds foreign and domestic exposure, market capitalization ranges, and investment style (growth vs. value). When selecting fixed-income funds, the investment manager considers the need for reduced market risks and lower volatility, appropriate to the Fund s risk profile, and considers the credit quality, duration and maturity of the underlying funds portfolios. Certain fixed-income funds may hold securities across the credit quality spectrum, including below investment grade or "junk" bonds. The underlying funds may invest in all types of U.S. and foreign (including emerging markets) securities and may engage in strategies that employ derivative instruments. In evaluating the risk level of the underlying funds, the investment manager analyzes such factors as: (a) relative and absolute performance, including correlations with other underlying funds as well as corresponding benchmarks, and (b) their volatility (the variability of returns from one period to the next). No more than 25% of the Fund s assets may be invested in any one underlying fund, except that the Fund may invest up to 50% of its total assets in Franklin U.S. Government Securities Fund. While the Fund is designed for investors in retirement, investors should also consider other factors besides their age or retirement date, such as their risk tolerance, personal circumstances, legal considerations, tax consequences and status, complete financial situation and needs and individual goals, some or all of which can change frequently. It is possible to lose money by investing in the Fund notwithstanding the managed distribution policy. There can be no assurance or guarantee that the Fund will provide a fixed stable level of distributions at any time or over any period of time. An investment in the Fund could lose money over short, intermediate, or even long periods of time.

Net Asset Value

as of 6:22 PM ET 05/20/2022

Performance

  • 1 Week
  • -0.20%
  • 1 Month
  • -5.02%
  • 3 Months
  • -7.73%
  • 1 Yr Return
  • -12.93%
  • 5 Yr Return
  • -8.57%

Equity Sector Breakdown

Finance 87.74%
ConsumerDurables n/a
Energy n/a
Health n/a
IndustrialCyclical n/a
NonDurables n/a
RetailTrade n/a
Services n/a
Technology n/a
Utilities n/a

Asset Allocation

Asset Type % Of Allocation
Other 87.74%
Stocks 12.26%
Cash 0.00%
Bonds 0.00%
Preferred 0.00%
Convertible 0.00%
ForeignStocks 0.00%
ForeignBonds 0.00%
ForeignHedged 0.00%
Total Net Assets 5.45 M

Risk Measures

Criteria 3 Years 5 Years 10 Years
Alpha -3.36 -3.13 -2.50
Beta 0.36 0.35 0.39
R Squared 0.88 0.87 0.81
Std Deviation 7.19 6.13 5.89
Sharpe Ratio 0.23 0.23 n/a

Purchase Information

as of 6:24 PM ET 05/19/2022
Minimum Initial $1000
Minimum Additional $0
Minimum Initial IRA $250

Performance

Timeframe Average Annual Current Performance Monthly As Of 04/30/2022 Average Annual Current Performance Quarterly As Of 03/31/2022 Avg Annual Current Performance Monthly As Of 04/30/2022 Avg Annual Current Performance Quarterly As Of 03/31/2022
1 Year
  • -6.30%
  • +0.30%
-6.30% +0.30%
3 Year
  • +2.02%
  • +4.11%
+2.02% +4.11%
10 Year
  • +3.08%
  • +3.56%
+3.08% +3.56%
Life Of Fund
  • +3.65%
  • +4.00%
+3.65% +4.00%

Top 10 Holdings

Symbol Company Name % Of Assets
FUSAX FRANKLIN US GOV SECURITIES 9.95%
SHIAX WESTERN ASSET SH DUR HI INC F 9.02%
FLCB FRANKLIN LIBERTY US CORE BOND 9.00%
LADIX CLEARBRIDGE TACTICAL DIV INC 8.01%
FLCO FRANKLIN LIBERTY INV GR CORP 5.93%
FLHY FRANKLIN LIBERTY HI YLD CORP 4.96%
GLOBX BRANDYWINE GLBL OPPT BD USDHD 4.94%
IDV ISHARES INTERNATIONAL SEL DIV 4.50%
FCEUX FRANKLIN US CORE EQUITY FUND 3.98%
SCHP SCHWAB US TIPS ETF 2.99%

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