Franklin Templeton introduces diversified fixed income portfolio and Canadian government bond fundTORONTO, Nov. 16, 2016 /CNW/ - Franklin Templeton Investments Corp. today announced the launch of two new products, Franklin Quotential Fixed Income Portfolio and Franklin Bissett Canadian Government Bond Fund, for Canadian investors seeking diversified fixed income investments to help manage risk in a shifting market and interest rate environment. "Canadians are concerned about recent volatility in the markets and are unsure about what will happen with interest rates given the recent news out of the US," said Duane Green, managing director - Canada, Franklin Templeton Investments Corp. "These new fixed income solutions can help investors mitigate risk in their portfolio and prepare for what's next in the markets by complementing their equity investments with core fixed income." Sophisticated Core Fixed Income SolutionFranklin Quotential Fixed Income Portfolio is an all-in-one core solution for investors looking to add fixed income to their portfolio. The fund provides investors with an actively managed mix of domestic and foreign fixed income. Franklin Templeton Solutions employs a tactical asset allocation strategy across multiple fixed income sectors and regions - such as government, corporate and high-yield bonds - both domestically and abroad. While investing primarily in mutual funds and ETFs, active adjustments to allocations and currency exposures aim to capitalize on short-term opportunities and manage risk when the investing climate changes. "Actively adjusting allocations and currency exposure, while keeping a close eye on risk, is a key focus for our team when managing the entire spectrum of target-risk portfolios in Franklin Quotential," said Stephen Lingard, senior vice president and portfolio manager, Franklin Templeton Solutions. The portfolio is co-managed by Lingard and Michael Greenberg, vice president and portfolio manager, Franklin Templeton Solutions. They have more than 22 years and 13 years of industry experience, respectively. Depending on market conditions, the team has the flexibility to adjust the asset allocation mix of Franklin Quotential Fixed Income Portfolio, between 25 per cent to 75 per cent domestic fixed income, and 25 per cent to 75 per cent foreign fixed income. The portfolio can include Franklin Templeton and third-party mutual funds and ETFs to achieve targeted allocations. Franklin Quotential is a comprehensive investment solution with six multi-asset portfolios that provide investors with an institutional level of diversification by asset class, investment style and geography, with little duplication at the security level. The C$8.5 billion1 Franklin Quotential program is backed by a global investment team dedicated to using a disciplined approach to multi-asset management, seeking to mitigate risks and maximize returns for investors' portfolios. Franklin Quotential Fixed Income Fund is available in Series A, F, O and PF.