The Franklin Biotechnology Discovery Fund, the Franklin Corefolio Allocation Fund, the Templeton World Fund and the Templeton Global Balanced Fund are examples of Franklin Templetonﾒs more than 100 mutual funds. Twelve of these funds have 4- and 5-star ratings from Morningstar, as of May 2015, according to Franklin Templeton Investments.
The Morningstar-rated funds fall into six Franklin Templeton fund categories: the International Fund, the Global Fund, the Hybrid Fund, the Sector Fund, the Fixed Income Fund and the Tax Free Income Fund. The company also offers Franklin Mutual Series funds, such as the Beacon, European, Quest and Recovery Funds, reports Franklin Templeton Investments.
The company has been in business for more than 65 years and provides clients with basic information about funds management, investing and associated risks. The investment group also offers financial and retirement planning and provides a host of free online projection and calculation tools. Additionally, Franklin Templeton Investments posts commentary on financial topics online, including global market perspectives, emerging market outlooks, national market viewpoints, and financial video talks and topic papers. The company makes several forms and applications available through its website, including product profiles, prospectuses and reports, account applications, beneficiary distribution request forms, and IRA applications.