(As of 9/30/2019)

Franklin Bissett Corporate Bond Fund Series A

(Canadian Corporate Fixed Income)


FundGrade A+® Rating recipient
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Inception Return
3.67 %
YTD Return 8.71 %
Change $0.02 / 0.17 %
Growth of $10,000 (As of September 30, 2019)
MER 1.44 %
Assets ($mil) $18.87
Rank (1Yr) 18/64
Std Dev (3Yr) 3.11 %
Volatility Ranking (3Yr) 1/10
RRSP Eligibility Yes
Load Choice of Front or Back
Max Front End 6.00 %
Max Back End 6.00 %
Sales Status Open
The objective of the fund is to provide high current income and some long-term capital appreciation by investing primarily in bonds, debentures, notes, revenue bonds and asset-backed and mortgage-backed securities of Canadian corporate entities.
Management Co.
Franklin Templeton Investments Corp.
Darcy Briggs, Adrienne Young
Asset Allocation
(As of August 31, 2019)
Sector Allocation
(As of August 31, 2019)
Geographic Allocation
(As of August 31, 2019)
Top 10 Holdings
United States Treasury 1.75% 31-Jul-2024Foreign BondsFixed IncomeUnited States2.60%
United States Treasury 1.63% 15-Aug-2029Foreign BondsFixed IncomeUnited States2.38%
407 International Inc 6.47% 27-Jul-2029Domestic BondsFixed IncomeCanada1.79%
United States Treasury 2.88% 15-May-2049Foreign BondsFixed IncomeUnited States1.75%
Bank of Montreal 3.19% 01-Mar-2028Domestic BondsFixed IncomeCanada1.54%
Bank of Nova Scotia 3.10% 02-Feb-2028Domestic BondsFixed IncomeCanada1.36%
Goldman Sachs Group Inc 3.31% 31-Oct-2024Domestic BondsFixed IncomeCanada1.35%
Toronto-Dominion Bank 9.15% 26-May-2025Domestic BondsFixed IncomeCanada1.31%
Hydro One Inc 6.03% 03-Mar-2039Domestic BondsFixed IncomeCanada1.27%
Metlife Capital Trust IV 7.88% 15-Dec-2032Foreign BondsFixed IncomeUnited States1.15%

Performance Data (As of September 30, 2019)
  Return (%) Annualized Return (%)
Return 1 Mth 3 Mth 6 Mth YTD 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr
Fund -0.52 1.29 3.90 8.71 7.71 2.85 3.13 3.72
Benchmark -0.98 1.19 3.82 7.93 9.86 2.64 3.94 4.45
Quartile Ranking 2 1 1 1 2 2 1 3

Calendar Return (%) 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
Fund -1.59 2.84 5.13 -0.30 5.86 0.14 5.43 5.80 5.33 12.35
Benchmark 1.29 2.70 1.54 3.57 9.10 -1.48 3.70 10.01 6.92 5.19
Quartile Ranking 4 2 1 4 2 2 3 4 4 4
MSCI ESG Fund Metrics (As of October 01, 2019)
39th Percentile - Global

The MSCI ESG Quality Score measures the ability of underlying holdings to manage key medium to long-term risks and opportunities arising from environmental, social, and governance factors.

ESG Leaders are companies with a best in class MSCI ESG Rating. ESG Laggards are companies with a worst in class MSCI ESG Rating. MSCI ESG Ratings is designed to identify ESG risks or opportunities that may not be captured through conventional financial analysis. Companies are rated on a AAA-CCC scale relative to the standards and performance of their industry peers, according to analysis of thousands of data points across 36 key ESG issues.

The percentage of the portfolio's market value exposed to companies flagged for one or more standard SRI exclusion factors (alcohol, civilian firearms, gambling, weapons, cluster bombs, landmines, nuclear power, GMOs, and tobacco).

The portfolio weighted average of each company’s percent of revenue generated by Sustainable Impact Solutions (goods and services that address at least one of the world’s social and environmental challenges), as defined by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

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