Franklin Templeton to push ETF range to Nordic investors: "We wanted to develop something rather unique"

The US-based asset manager has started to push its range of ETFs five months after they were registered in three Nordic markets, but it is still too early to draw any big conclusions, head of Nordic distribution says to AMWatch.

Mats Eltoft, Head of Distribution for Nordics at Franklin Templeton | Photo: PR

In September, Franklin Templeton registered 14 exchange-traded funds for investors in Denmark, Finland and Sweden. These investment strategies span across seven smart beta ETFs, three fixed income ETFs and the equity markets of Brazil, China, Korea and India.

Exposure to the four emerging markets has gained most traction, according to Mats Eltoft, head of Nordic distribution. This is a natural development, he claims, as the EUR 620bn investment manager has a large equity footprint in emerging markets, even though this has predominantly been as a stockpicking investment firm.

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