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2017 Retirement Innovation Summit
(December 2017)

Are pension plan members across the country preparing adequately for retirement? What can sponsors, consultants, manufacturers and other stakeholders do to encourage greater plan participation and enhance possible outcomes? These questions and more were addressed at Franklin Templeton Investments Canada’s third annual Retirement Innovation Summit, held in Toronto and Vancouver in November.
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CAP Member Survey
(December 2017)

Decumulation is a clear and significant concern for the sponsors of capital accumulation plans, the results of Benefits Canada’s 2017 CAP Member Survey show. The annual survey found 61 per cent of plan sponsors would be likely to allow their members to leave their assets within their plans after they retire if regulations allowed. Of that number, 36 per cent said they’d be very likely to do so.
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Global Macro Shifts: The Fed’s Long Unwinding Road
(October 2017)

Are pension plan members across the country preparing adequately for retirement? What can sponsors, consultants, manufacturers and other stakeholders do to encourage greater plan participation and enhance possible outcomes? These questions and more were addressed at Franklin Templeton Investments Canada’s third annual Retirement Innovation Summit, held in Toronto and Vancouver in November.
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Q4 2017 Hedge Fund Strategy Outlook
(September 2017)

K2 Advisors seeks to add value through active portfolio management, tactical allocation and diversification across four main hedge strategies: long short equity, relative value, global macro and event driven. In their fourth-quarter (Q4) 2017 outlook, the portfolio managers at K2 Advisors share their sentiment for specific hedge strategies in the months ahead.
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2017 Global Investment Outlook – September Update: Time To Reset Expectations?
(September 2017)

Global markets have been relatively calm this summer despite many uncertainties. Geopolitical risks have continued across the globe, and in some areas, looming monetary policy changes also appear likely. A key question for many investors is whether the sleepy summer period of low volatility will give way to a more turbulent autumn. Franklin Templeton's senior investment leaders offer their perspective on the markets, and discuss where they see opportunities and risks ahead.
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Property Markets: The Quarter in Review
(August 2017)

An exploration of the macroeconomic environment and notable real estate sectors in the United States, Europe and Asia over the second quarter of 2017, identifying opportunities across the landscape.
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Actively Benefiting from Emerging-Market Small Caps
(July 2017)

The Templeton Emerging Markets Group believes that the emerging-market (EM) small-cap space is an attractive proposition in the current investment climate. However, there are some common misconceptions regarding the asset class which, in their view, conceal key strengths that an active manager could benefit from.
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Alternative intelligence for today’s investor
(June 2017)

We believe our clients face a complex investing landscape that demands an intelligent approach beyond traditional asset allocation. Whether they are seeking to improve riskadjusted returns, increase diversification, or better insulate their portfolios from market volatility, an alternative intelligence is required to meet an increasing demand for better investment outcomes. For our clients, it’s about achieving the right returns in the most efficient manner.
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