Franklin Resources, Inc. Announces Month-End Assets Under Management
Franklin Resources, Inc. (Franklin Templeton) (NYSE: BEN) today
reported preliminary month-end assets under management (AUM) of
$1,561.7 billion at October 31, 2021, compared to $1,530.1 billion
at September 30, 2021. This month’s increase in AUM primarily
reflected the positive impact of markets partially offset by slight
long-term net outflows.
By Asset Class:
(In USD billions)
1October 2021 AUM reflects changes in the reported
asset class of certain products as part of our integration efforts
following acquisitions. Effective October 1, 2021, these
reclassifications resulted in a net increase of $16.1 billion in
Equity AUM (primarily related to products previously classified as
Alternative or Multi-Asset) and a net decrease of $14.1 billion in
Fixed Income AUM (primarily related to products now classified as
Alternative). Alternative AUM increased by a net $1.3 billion and
Multi-Asset AUM decreased by a net $3.3 billion. In addition,
Alternative AUM includes $0.8 billion of stockholder’s equity from
the completion of the previously announced merger of Franklin BSP
Realty Trust and Capstead Mortgage Corporation.
2The remaining AUM in our closed India credit funds was
approximately $400 million as of October 31, 2021.
About Franklin Templeton
Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN) is a global investment
management organization with subsidiaries operating as Franklin
Templeton and serving clients in over 165 countries. Franklin
Templeton’s mission is to help people all over the world achieve
the most important milestones of their lives through investment
management expertise, wealth management and technology solutions.
Through its specialist investment managers, the company brings
extensive capabilities in equity, fixed income, multi-asset
solutions and alternatives. With offices in more than 30 countries
and approximately 1,300 investment professionals, the
California-based company has over 70 years of investment
experience. The company posts information that may be significant
for investors in the Investor Relations and News Center sections of
its website, and encourages investors to consult those sections
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The financial results in this press release are preliminary.
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and assumptions regarding our business, the economy and other
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relate to the future, they are subject to inherent uncertainties,
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They are neither statements of historical fact nor guarantees or
assurances of future performance. Factors or events that could
cause our actual results to differ may emerge from time to time,
and it is not possible for us to predict all of them.
These and other risks, uncertainties and other important factors
are described in more detail in our recent filings with the U.S.
Securities and Exchange Commission, including, without limitation,
in Risk Factors and Management’s Discussion and Analysis of
Financial Condition and Results of Operations in our Annual Report
on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2020 and our
subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q:
- Our business and operations are subject to adverse effects from
the outbreak and spread of contagious diseases such as COVID-19,
which adverse effects may continue.
- Volatility and disruption of our business and the capital and
credit markets and adverse changes in the global economy may
significantly affect our results of operations and may put pressure
on our financial results.
- The amount and mix of our assets under management are subject
to significant fluctuations.
- We are subject to significant risk of asset volatility from
changes in the global financial, equity, debt and commodity
- Our funds may be subject to liquidity risks or an unanticipated
large number of redemptions and fund closures.
- A shift in our asset mix toward lower fee products may
negatively impact our revenues.
- We may not effectively manage risks associated with the
replacement of benchmark indices.
- Poor investment performance of our products could reduce the
level of our AUM or affect our sales, and negatively impact our
revenues and income.
- Harm to our reputation may negatively impact our revenues and
- Our completed acquisition of Legg Mason, Inc. remains subject
to integration risks.
- Our business operations are complex and a failure to perform
operational tasks properly or comply with applicable regulatory
requirements could have an adverse effect on our revenues and
- Failure to establish adequate controls and risk management
policies, or the circumvention of controls and policies, could have
an adverse effect on our global operations, reputation and
- We face risks, and corresponding potential costs and expenses,
associated with conducting operations and growing our business in
- Our focus on international markets as a source of investments
and sales of our products subjects us to increased exchange rate
and market-specific political, economic or other risks that may
adversely impact our revenues and income generated overseas.
- We may review and pursue strategic transactions that could pose
risks to our business.
- Failure to properly address the increased transformative
pressures affecting the asset management industry could negatively
impact our business.
- Strong competition from numerous and sometimes larger companies
with competing offerings and products could limit or reduce sales
of our products, potentially resulting in a decline in our market
share, revenues and income.
- Increasing competition and other changes in the third-party
distribution and sales channels on which we depend could reduce our
income and hinder our growth.
- Any failure of our third-party providers to fulfill their
obligations, or our failure to maintain good relationships with our
providers, could adversely impact our business.
- We may be adversely affected if any of our third-party
providers is subject to a successful cyber or security attack.
- Our ability to manage and grow our business successfully can be
impeded by systems and other technological limitations.
- Any significant limitation, failure or security breach of our
information and cyber security infrastructure, software
applications, technology or other systems that are critical to our
operations could disrupt our business and harm our operations and
- Our inability to recover successfully, should we experience a
disaster or other business continuity problem, could cause material
financial loss, regulatory actions, legal liability, and/or
- We depend on key personnel and our financial performance could
be negatively affected by the loss of their services.
- Our ability to meet cash needs depends upon certain factors,
including the market value of our assets, our operating cash flows
and our perceived creditworthiness.
- We are dependent on the earnings of our subsidiaries.
- We are subject to extensive, complex, overlapping and
frequently changing rules, regulations, policies, and legal
- We may be adversely affected as a result of new or revised
legislation or regulations or by changes in the interpretation of
existing laws and regulations, in the U.S. and other
- Global regulatory and legislative actions and reforms have made
compliance in the regulatory environment in which we operate more
costly and future actions and reforms could adversely impact our
financial condition and results of operations.
- Failure to comply with the laws, rules or regulations in any of
the jurisdictions in which we operate could result in substantial
harm to our reputation and results of operations.
- Changes in tax laws or exposure to additional income tax
liabilities could have a material impact on our financial
condition, results of operations and liquidity.
- Regulatory and governmental examinations and/or investigations,
litigation and the legal risks associated with our business, could
adversely impact our AUM, increase costs and negatively impact our
profitability and/or our future financial results.
- Our contractual obligations may subject us to indemnification
costs and liability to third parties.
- Failure to protect our intellectual property may negatively
impact our business.
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that causes any of our forward-looking statements to be inaccurate,
whether as a result of new information, future developments or
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change to our expectations, or to make any revision to our
forward-looking statements, to reflect any change in assumptions,
beliefs or expectations, or any change in events, conditions or
circumstances upon which any forward-looking statement is based,
unless required by law.
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