Franklin Templeton Mutual Fund Articles

mutual funds
July 20, 2020
Franklin update: 6 debt schemes collect Rs 112 cr from July 1-15; borrowing levels decline

A total of Rs 3387 cr has come since April 24 as cash flows in the six yield-oriented funds under winding-up;

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Franklin Vodafone debt
July 16, 2020
Vodafone debt paid back, but Franklin still reeling from its quick decision to mark down telco’s NCDs to zero

The AMC’s markdown of Vodafone-Idea bonds exposure may have been one of the major contributors for investors heading toward the exit door at Franklin

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Debt repayment
July 11, 2020
Franklin MF gets payment from Vodafone Idea as bond matures; UTI MF and Nippon MF also receive dues

The debt fund schemes had segregated the exposure to Vodafone Idea after writing down its value to zero; now investors will be paid back the money in next few days

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Santosh Kamath Franklin Templeton
July 7, 2020
Franklin’s Santosh Kamath breaks silence; expects Rs 6,000 cr inflows by Sept, plans listing of securities, schemes

Speaking in a podcast, the fixed income head talks about expected cashflows, secondary sale of securities, listing of unlisted papers, and listing of MF schemes

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Debt fund strategy
July 6, 2020
Franklin update: 6 debt schemes received Rs 3,275 cr since Apr 24 via coupons, maturities and pre-payments

While two funds of the six funds that are being wound up are cash positive, four have between 7% to 37% of AUM as outstanding borrowings as on June 30

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debt mutual fund trends
June 24, 2020
Franklin update: Collects 2,000 cr in 6 funds being wound up; 2 funds ready to start returning money as legal hurdles pass

From April 24, 2020 to June 15, 2020, the 6 schemes have received Rs 1,964.21 crore from maturities, pre-payments, and coupon payments, according to Sapre

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Debt Funds
June 24, 2020
Franklin MF debt funds court update: 6 cases transferred to Karnataka HC, to decide matter in 3 months

The Supreme Court has transferred the matters, originally filed in different courts, to a single court which will hear and finally decide the matter within three months

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Debt fund strategy
June 23, 2020
Debt funds market went through a churn in last 2 months; who are top losers and gainers

Investors were more bothered about capital protection rather than above FD returns from debt funds, especially after the recent shutdown of a few debt mutual fund schemes of Franklin Templeton

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Jennifer Johnson Franklin Templeton
June 18, 2020
Franklin Templeton moves to indemnify trustees amid legal cases; have trustees done their job?

By rushing to give indemnity to trustee directors amid the ongoing legal cases, Franklin Templeton has added fuel to the fire

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