Franklin Resources, Inc. ("Franklin") is a holding company that, together with its subsidiaries (collectively, the "Company"), operates as Franklin Templeton®. The common stock of Franklin is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (the "NYSE") under the ticker symbol "BEN," and is included in the Standard & Poor's 500 Index. In this report, words such as "we," "us," "our" and similar terms refer to the Company.
We offer our services and products under our various distinct brand names, including, but not limited to, Franklin®, Templeton®, Balanced Equity Management®, Benefit Street Partners®, Darby®, Edinburgh Partners™, Fiduciary Trust™, Franklin Bissett®, Franklin Mutual Series®, K2® and LibertyShares®. Unless otherwise indicated, our "funds" means the funds offered under our brand names.
We are a global investment management organization that provides investment management and related services to retail, institutional and high-net-worth investors in jurisdictions worldwide through our investment products. We offer active, passive and smart beta strategies and have expertise across all asset classes, including equity, fixed income, alternatives and custom multi-asset solutions. For more than 70 years, we have been dedicated to providing clients with exceptional investment management. Since our founding in 1947, we have successfully navigated the world's financial markets and have developed a globally diversified business. We offer clients the combined experience of our investment professionals with expertise across asset classes and a sharp focus on managing risk. We are committed to delivering strong investment performance for our clients by offering a broad range of strategies and drawing on the experience and perspective gained through our long history in the investment management business.