(As of 3/31/2024)

Franklin Bissett Corporate Bond Fund Series A

(Canadian Corporate Fixed Income)
FundGrade A+® Rating recipient
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2014
2013




Inception Return
(12/18/2006)
2.99 %
YTD Return 0.53 %
NAVPS
(4/19/2024)
$8.05
Change $0.01 / 0.09 %
Growth of $10,000 (As of March 31, 2024)
MER 1.01 %
Assets ($mil) $77.45
Rank (1Yr) 44/97
Std Dev (3Yr) 7.79 %
Volatility Ranking (3Yr) 2/10
RRSP Eligibility Yes
Load Choice of Front or Back
Max Front End 6.00 %
Max Back End 6.00 %
Sales Status Open
 
Objective
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.
Fund Manager

Franklin Templeton Investments Corp.

Portfolio Manager

Darcy Briggs, Franklin Bissett Investment Management

Adrienne Young, Franklin Bissett Investment Management

Sub-Advisor
Data not available
 
Asset Allocation
(As of December 31, 2023)
Sector Allocation
(As of December 31, 2023)
Geographic Allocation
(As of December 31, 2023)
Top 10 Holdings
NameAssetSectorGeographicPercent
Toronto-Dominion Bank 2.67% 09-Sep-2025Domestic BondsFixed IncomeCanada2.01%
Rogers Communications Inc 6.11% 25-Feb-2040Domestic BondsFixed IncomeCanada1.71%
Transcanada Pipelines Ltd 8.23% 16-Jan-2031Domestic BondsFixed IncomeCanada1.70%
Bell Canada 7.30% 23-Feb-2032Domestic BondsFixed IncomeCanada1.40%
FortisBC Energy Inc 6.05% 15-Feb-2038Domestic BondsFixed IncomeCanada1.38%
Telus Corp 4.85% 05-Oct-2043Domestic BondsFixed IncomeCanada1.33%
Telus Corp 4.75% 17-Jul-2044Domestic BondsFixed IncomeCanada1.32%
El Paso Natural Gas Co LLC 8.38% 15-Jun-2032Foreign BondsFixed IncomeUnited States1.27%
Hydro One Inc 5.49% 16-Jul-2040Domestic BondsFixed IncomeCanada1.26%
Transcanada Pipelines Ltd 7.90% 15-Apr-2027Domestic BondsFixed IncomeCanada1.25%

Performance Data (As of March 31, 2024)
  Return (%) Annualized Return (%)
Return 1 Mth 3 Mth 6 Mth YTD 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr
Fund 0.68 0.53 8.08 0.53 5.40 -0.14 1.76 2.26
Benchmark 0.60 0.15 7.80 0.15 5.72 0.01 1.63 2.74
Quartile Ranking 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 2

Calendar Return (%) 2023 2022 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
Fund 7.71 -10.95 0.69 8.08 8.82 -1.59 2.84 5.13 -0.30 5.86
Benchmark 8.32 -10.12 -1.32 8.57 8.01 0.96 3.48 3.59 2.74 7.44
Quartile Ranking 3 3 1 2 1 4 2 1 4 3

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