| Franklin Resources is a holding company with subsidiaries operating under its Franklin Templeton®. Co. is an investment management organization. Through its investment products, Co. provides investment management and related services to retail, institutional and investors. Co.'s investment products include sponsored funds, as well as institutional and separate accounts, retail separately managed account programs, and sub-advised products. Co.'s funds include registered funds and unregistered funds. Co.'s services include fund administration, sales and distribution, and shareholder servicing. Co. also provides sub-advisory services to certain investment products sponsored by other companies. |
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