Top 10 Franklin Templeton Mutual Funds

Fund NameCategoryRisk1Y ReturnsRatingFund Size(in Cr)
Franklin India Low Duration FundDebtModerate8.8%star6,632
Franklin India Ultra Short Bond FundDebtModerate9.9%star19,569
Franklin India Prima FundEquityModerately High-8.9%star7,169
Franklin India STIPDebtModerate9.2%star13,236
Franklin India Smaller Companies FundEquityModerately High-18.2%star7,369
Franklin India Technology FundEquityHigh-0.5%star245
Franklin India Dynamic Accrual FundDebtModerate9.7%star3,923
Franklin India TaxshieldEquityModerately High-6.8%star4,065
Franklin India Focused Equity FundEquityModerately High-2.8%star8,652
Franklin Build India FundEquityHigh-5.0%star1,298
Franklin India Index Fund - NSE Nifty PlanOthersModerately High-4.0%star272
Franklin India BluechipEquityModerately High-8.5%star7,102
Franklin India Income Opportunities FundDebtModerate8.4%star3,670
Franklin India Low Duration FundDebtModerate8.4%star6,632
Franklin India Equity Hybrid FundHybridModerately High-1.9%star1,932
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Franklin Templeton Mutual Fund

Franklin Templeton Investments’ inception dates back to 1947. Since its foundation, the company has offered asset management service for retail, institutional, and high-value clients.

It not only offers mutual funds but also other investment vehicles like exchange traded funds (ETFs), private funds, and separately-managed accounts. Under these vehicles, the company offers schemes like equity, fixed income, multi-asset, and alternatives. Franklin Templeton Investments also offers a platform for portfolio, trading, research, and investment risk management.

Currently, Franklin Templeton has presence in over 34 countries. It has more than 600 investment professionals and employs in excess of 9,500 individuals. The company has $724.1 billion assets under management worldwide.

Franklin Templeton in India

Franklin Templeton Investments began its operations in India back in 1996 under the name Templeton Asset Management India Pvt. Ltd. The trust, Franklin Templeton Mutual Fund, is registered with SEBI under the registration number MF/026/96/8.

The first fund that the company offered in September 1996 was the Templeton India Growth Fund. In India, the Franklin Templeton has 21 funds that have completed 10 years and several others that have crossed the 20-year mark.

Back in 2002, the company acquired another fund house - Pioneer ITI AMC Ltd. (a joint venture between Pioneer and the Investment Trust of India) to become the largest mutual fund in India after Unit Trust of India.

Franklin Templeton Investments is one of the few asset management companies that offer an in-house registrar for its clients for better service management and quality.

The company also offers loyalty programs where clients can get to engage with the fund management team, get invited to external management development programs, annual thought leadership platforms, and other extensive engagement events.

Templeton Asset Management India Pvt. Ltd. has also undertaken various CSR initiatives like:

  • Installation of 4 water purifier plants to support 6000 families in partnership with the Bala Vikasa Social Service Society.
  • Facilitate the process of providing 5000 rickshaws in partnership with the American India Foundation Trust.
  • Establish 50 camps to impart vocational skills to 2000 youth in partnership with the Kherwadi Social Welfare Association.
  • Providing support to about 2353 girl children in Chennai in partnership with the K. C. Mahindra Educational Trust.
  • Adoption of Abhudaya English Medium School, Mumbai in partnership with The Akanksha Foundation.

As per Statement of Additional Information (SAI) provided by SEBI, Franklin Templeton Investments had a total income of $6,392.2 million, profit after tax of $1,696.7 million, and a net worth of $14877.7 million back in 2017.

As of 31 March 2019, Templeton Asset Management India Pvt. Ltd. currently offers around 197 schemes with an asset under management (AuM) of Rs. 1.19 Lakh Crore.

Let's have a closer look

Now let us jump and check about these top 10 mutual fund schemes.

Franklin India Low Duration Direct Plan- Growth

Fund Performance: This fund has consistently beaten its benchmark in Low Duration segment and provided 8.88% annualized returns in the last 3 years. In the last 1 year, it gave 8.84% returns.

Why to invest: The fund has consistently beaten other funds in same category along with its benchmark and provided 8.84% returns in the last 1 year. Groww rated this fund as Star. This is one of the best Debt mutual fund in India.

Fund Manager: Santosh Kamath, Kunal Agrawal

Launch Date01 Jan 2013
Min Investment AmtNaN
Groww Ratingstar
AUM6,632Cr
1Y Returns8.8%

Franklin India Ultra Short Bond Fund Super Institutional Direct-Growth

Fund Performance: This fund has consistently beaten its benchmark in Ultra Short Duration segment and provided 8.96% annualized returns in the last 3 years. In the last 1 year, it gave 9.88% returns.

Why to invest: The fund has consistently beaten other funds in same category along with its benchmark and provided 9.88% returns in the last 1 year. Groww rated this fund as Star. This is one of the best Debt mutual fund in India.

Fund Manager: Sachin Padwal-Desai, Pallab Roy

Launch Date01 Jan 2013
Min Investment AmtNaN
Groww Ratingstar
AUM19,569Cr
1Y Returns9.9%

Franklin India Prima Direct Fund-Growth

Fund Performance: This fund has consistently beaten its benchmark in Mid Cap segment and provided 5.91% annualized returns in the last 3 years. In the last 1 year, it gave -8.94% returns.

Why to invest: The fund has consistently beaten other funds in same category along with its benchmark and provided -8.94% returns in the last 1 year. Groww rated this fund as Star. This is one of the best Equity mutual fund in India.

Fund Manager: R Janakiraman, Srikesh Nair, Hari Shyamsunder

Launch Date01 Jan 2013
Min Investment AmtNaN
Groww Ratingstar
AUM7,169Cr
1Y Returns-8.9%

Franklin India Short-term Income Plan Direct-Growth

Fund Performance: This fund has consistently beaten its benchmark in Short Duration segment and provided 9.29% annualized returns in the last 3 years. In the last 1 year, it gave 9.2% returns.

Why to invest: The fund has consistently beaten other funds in same category along with its benchmark and provided 9.2% returns in the last 1 year. Groww rated this fund as Star. This is one of the best Debt mutual fund in India.

Fund Manager: Santosh Kamath, Kunal Agrawal

Launch Date01 Jan 2013
Min Investment AmtNaN
Groww Ratingstar
AUM13,236Cr
1Y Returns9.2%

Franklin India Smaller Companies Direct Fund-Growth

Fund Performance: This fund has consistently beaten its benchmark in Small Cap segment and provided 2.13% annualized returns in the last 3 years. In the last 1 year, it gave -18.23% returns.

Why to invest: The fund has consistently beaten other funds in same category along with its benchmark and provided -18.23% returns in the last 1 year. Groww rated this fund as Star. This is one of the best Equity mutual fund in India.

Fund Manager: R Janakiraman, Srikesh Nair, Hari Shyamsunder

Launch Date01 Jan 2013
Min Investment AmtNaN
Groww Ratingstar
AUM7,369Cr
1Y Returns-18.2%

Franklin India Technology Fund Direct -Growth

Fund Performance: This fund has consistently beaten its benchmark in Sectoral/Thematic segment and provided 10.78% annualized returns in the last 3 years. In the last 1 year, it gave -0.47% returns.

Why to invest: The fund has consistently beaten other funds in same category along with its benchmark and provided -0.47% returns in the last 1 year. Groww rated this fund as Star. This is one of the best Equity mutual fund in India.

Fund Manager: Anand Radhakrishnan, Srikesh Nair, Varun Sharma

Launch Date01 Jan 2013
Min Investment AmtNaN
Groww Ratingstar
AUM245Cr
1Y Returns-0.5%

Franklin India Dynamic Accrual Direct Plan-Growth

Fund Performance: This fund has consistently beaten its benchmark in Dynamic segment and provided 9.51% annualized returns in the last 3 years. In the last 1 year, it gave 9.74% returns.

Why to invest: The fund has consistently beaten other funds in same category along with its benchmark and provided 9.74% returns in the last 1 year. Groww rated this fund as Star. This is one of the best Debt mutual fund in India.

Fund Manager: Sachin Padwal-Desai, Santosh Kamath, Umesh Sharma

Launch Date01 Jan 2013
Min Investment AmtNaN
Groww Ratingstar
AUM3,923Cr
1Y Returns9.7%

Franklin India Taxshield Direct-Growth

Fund Performance: This fund has consistently beaten its benchmark in ELSS segment and provided 5.39% annualized returns in the last 3 years. In the last 1 year, it gave -6.79% returns.

Why to invest: The fund has consistently beaten other funds in same category along with its benchmark and provided -6.79% returns in the last 1 year. Groww rated this fund as Star. This is one of the best Equity mutual fund in India.

Fund Manager: R Janakiraman, Lakshmikanth Reddy

Launch Date01 Jan 2013
Min Investment AmtNaN
Groww Ratingstar
AUM4,065Cr
1Y Returns-6.8%

Franklin India Focused Equity Fund Direct-Growth

Fund Performance: This fund has consistently beaten its benchmark in Focused segment and provided 8.13% annualized returns in the last 3 years. In the last 1 year, it gave -2.78% returns.

Why to invest: The fund has consistently beaten other funds in same category along with its benchmark and provided -2.78% returns in the last 1 year. Groww rated this fund as Star. This is one of the best Equity mutual fund in India.

Fund Manager: Anand Radhakrishnan, Roshi Jain, Srikesh Nair

Launch Date01 Jan 2013
Min Investment AmtNaN
Groww Ratingstar
AUM8,652Cr
1Y Returns-2.8%

Franklin Build India Direct Fund-Growth

Fund Performance: This fund has consistently beaten its benchmark in Sectoral/Thematic segment and provided 7.56% annualized returns in the last 3 years. In the last 1 year, it gave -5.01% returns.

Why to invest: The fund has consistently beaten other funds in same category along with its benchmark and provided -5.01% returns in the last 1 year. Groww rated this fund as Star. This is one of the best Equity mutual fund in India.

Fund Manager: Anand Radhakrishnan, Roshi Jain, Srikesh Nair

Launch Date01 Jan 2013
Min Investment AmtNaN
Groww Ratingstar
AUM1,298Cr
1Y Returns-5.0%

Franklin India Index Fund NSE Nifty Direct-Growth

Fund Performance: This fund has consistently beaten its benchmark in Index segment and provided 8.15% annualized returns in the last 3 years. In the last 1 year, it gave -4.05% returns.

Why to invest: The fund has consistently beaten other funds in same category along with its benchmark and provided -4.05% returns in the last 1 year. Groww rated this fund as Star. This is one of the best Others mutual fund in India.

Fund Manager: Srikesh Nair, Varun Sharma

Launch Date01 Jan 2013
Min Investment AmtNaN
Groww Ratingstar
AUM272Cr
1Y Returns-4.0%

Franklin India Bluechip Direct Fund-Growth

Fund Performance: This fund has consistently beaten its benchmark in Large Cap segment and provided 3.8% annualized returns in the last 3 years. In the last 1 year, it gave -8.54% returns.

Why to invest: The fund has consistently beaten other funds in same category along with its benchmark and provided -8.54% returns in the last 1 year. Groww rated this fund as Star. This is one of the best Equity mutual fund in India.

Fund Manager: Anand Radhakrishnan, Roshi Jain, Srikesh Nair

Launch Date01 Jan 2013
Min Investment AmtNaN
Groww Ratingstar
AUM7,102Cr
1Y Returns-8.5%

Franklin India Income Opportunities Direct Plan-Growth

Fund Performance: This fund has consistently beaten its benchmark in Medium Duration segment and provided 9.05% annualized returns in the last 3 years. In the last 1 year, it gave 8.36% returns.

Why to invest: The fund has consistently beaten other funds in same category along with its benchmark and provided 8.36% returns in the last 1 year. Groww rated this fund as Star. This is one of the best Debt mutual fund in India.

Fund Manager: Santosh Kamath, Sumit Gupta

Launch Date01 Jan 2013
Min Investment AmtNaN
Groww Ratingstar
AUM3,670Cr
1Y Returns8.4%

Franklin India Low Duration Fund- Growth

Fund Performance: This fund has consistently beaten its benchmark in Low Duration segment and provided 8.51% annualized returns in the last 3 years. In the last 1 year, it gave 8.45% returns.

Why to invest: The fund has consistently beaten other funds in same category along with its benchmark and provided 8.45% returns in the last 1 year. Groww rated this fund as Star. This is one of the best Debt mutual fund in India.

Fund Manager: Santosh Kamath, Kunal Agrawal

Launch Date26 Jul 2010
Min Investment AmtNaN
Groww Ratingstar
AUM6,632Cr
1Y Returns8.4%

Franklin India Equity Hybrid Fund Direct-Growth

Fund Performance: This fund has consistently beaten its benchmark in Aggressive segment and provided 5.97% annualized returns in the last 3 years. In the last 1 year, it gave -1.95% returns.

Why to invest: The fund has consistently beaten other funds in same category along with its benchmark and provided -1.95% returns in the last 1 year. Groww rated this fund as Star. This is one of the best Hybrid mutual fund in India.

Fund Manager: Sachin Padwal-Desai, Umesh Sharma, Lakshmikanth Reddy

Launch Date01 Jan 2013
Min Investment AmtNaN
Groww Ratingstar
AUM1,932Cr
1Y Returns-1.9%

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Top Fund Managers

<p style={{fontSize: 16}}><strong>1. Mr. Anand Vasudevan</strong></p> <p>Mr. Anand Vasudevan is a B.Tech from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, PGDM from Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, and Master of Finance from the London Business School. He is currently the Senior Vice President and Head of Equity at Franklin Templeton Mutual Fund in India.</p> <p>Prior to joining Franklin Templeton, he was the Equity Research Analyst at the Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein in 2001. Later, he moved to Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc. as the Equity Research Analyst in 2004.</p> <p>Anand Vasudevan joined Templeton Asset Management India Pvt. Ltd. in 2007. Since 2008, he is also the Head of Research. He currently manages the Franklin India Bluechip Fund and Franklin India Flexi Cap Fund.</p> <p style={{fontSize: 16}}><strong>2. Mr. Anand Radhakrishnan</strong></p> <p>Mr. Anand Radhakrishnan is a B.Tech in Chemical Engineering from the Anna University, Chennai, PGDM from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, and also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).</p> <p>Mr. Radhakrishnan has been associated with the investment management sector since 1994. He was initially the Deputy Manager of Equity Research at SBI Funds Management Ltd. Previously; he worked at Sundaram Mutual Fund for 8 consecutive years.</p> <p>He is currently the Chief Investment Officer in the company. Previously, he held the position of Senior Vice President, Portfolio Manager and Head of Portfolio Analytics at <strong>Franklin Templeton Mutual Fund</strong>.</p> <p>Mr. Radhakrishnan manages the Franklin India Bluechip Fund, Franklin India Infotech Fund, Franklin India Taxshield, Franklin India Prima Plus, FT India Dynamic PE Ratio Fund of Funds, FT India Life Stage Fund of Funds, and equity portfolio of all hybrid funds.</p> <p style={{fontSize: 16}}><strong>3. Ms. Roshi Jain</strong></p> <p>Ms. Roshi Jain holds a PGDM degree from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. She is also Chartered Financial Analyst and Chartered Accountant.</p> <p>Ms. Jain began her career with S.R Batliboi. She then joined the Research Division of Goldman Sachs Group Inc. Singapore/ Hong Kong in 2002. Two years later, she moved to Goldman Sachs, London.</p> <p>She is currently the Assistant Vice President, Equities Research Analyst, and Co-Portfolio Manager at Franklin Templeton Mutual Fund. Her areas of expertise include power, retail, engineering, construction, and cement in India and ASEAN region.</p> <p style={{fontSize: 16}}><strong>4. Mr. Anil Prabhudas</strong></p> <p>Mr. Anil Prabhudas holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Mumbai. He is also a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.</p> <p>Mr. Prabhudas was part of the Pioneer ITI team back in 1994 before being acquired by Templeton Asset Management India Pvt. Ltd. He is responsible for providing research support on sugar, metals, packaging, hotels, and FMCG industries.</p> <p>He has held multiple positions in the company. Mr. Prabhudas was the Assistant Vice President and Portfolio Manager of Franklin India Taxshield 99, Franklin India Index Tax Fund, and Franklin India Index Fund - NSE Nifty Plan, Franklin India Index Fund - BSE Sensex Plan, and Franklin FMCG Fund.</p> <p>He is currently the Fund Manager of Franklin India Opportunities Fund, Franklin India Taxshield Fund, FT India Monthly Income Plan, FT India Balanced Fund, Templeton India Pension Plan, and Templeton India Children’s Asset Plan.</p> <p style={{fontSize: 16}}><strong>5. Mr. Janakiraman Rengaraju</strong></p> <p>Mr. Janakiraman Rengaraju is a B.Tech from the Government College of Technology, Coimbatore and PGDM from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).</p> <p>Mr. Rengaraju initially worked with UTI Securities, Mumbai. Later, he joined Indian Syntans Group, where he was responsible for managing the investment corpus.</p> <p>He is currently the Assistant Vice President, Portfolio Manager, and Senior Research Analyst of Equities. Mr. Rengaraju’s areas of expertise include telecom, media, and automobiles. Some of the Franklin Templeton Mutual Funds he manages include Franklin India Prima Plus and Franklin India Prima fund.</p>

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