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Franklin US Low Duration A (Mdis) USD

Ranked 40 out of 61 in - US Dollar Short Term over 12 months
All calculations are in USD unless stated

Managed by

Roger Bayston

Roger Bayston is currently a senior vice president and portfolio manager in the Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Group. He graduated from the University of Virginia with a BS degree and holds an MBA from the University of California at Los Angeles. Roger served as a portfolio manager in the Investment Management Group at Bankers Trust Company before joining Franklin Templeton. He is a CFA Charterholder and a member of the CFA Society of San Francisco and the CFA Institute.

Kent Burns

Kent Burns graduated from the University of California at San Diego with a BA in quantitative economics and decision sciences, and also holds a master's degree in economic theory from University of California at Santa Barbara. Kent joined Franklin Templeton in 1994 as a research analyst, and is currently a vice president and portfolio manager in the Fixed Income Group. He is a CFA Charterholder and a member of the CFA Society of San Francisco.

David Yuen

David Yuen, senior vice president, serves as a director of quantitative strategy and risk management in the Franklin Templeton Fixed Income department. Yuen develops portfolio strategies and investment processes with emphasis on sector allocation, portfolio construction and relative value security selection procedures. In addition, he implements and manages the risk management system and the performance attribution procedures. Prior to joining Franklin Templeton, Yuen was senior investment officer for Susquehanna Partners and a manager of fixed income trading at Alex Brown, Inc. Yuen holds a B.S., with honors, in chemistry from the California Institute of Technology and an M.B.A., with honors, in finance from the University of California, Los Angeles Graduate School of Management. Yuen is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder and is a qualified Financial Risk Manager (FRM), as certified by the Global Association of Risk Professionals.


The Fund's investment objective is to provide as high a level of current income as is consistent with prudent investing, while seeking preservation of shareholders' capital. The Fund will use a wide range of investments to efficiently manage its portfolio and to help reduce investment costs and manage portfolio risks. These investments with a targeted average duration of less than three (3) years primarily include various transferable securities such as government and corporate debt securities and convertible debt securities as well as fixed and adjustable rate mortgage-backed debt securities and asset-backed debt securities. The base currency of the Fund is US dollar.

Showing fund performance globally. You can view performance in individual jurisdictions.


US Dollar Short Term over : 31/01/2017 - 31/01/2018

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 01/01/2018 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2017 0.8% 0.5% 0.2% 0.2% -0.1%
2016 2.4% 0.2% 1.1% 0.9% 0.2%
2015 -0.8% 0.4% -0.2% -0.8% -0.3%
2014 0.8% 0.4% 0.4% 0.1% -0.1%
2013 0.7% 0.4% -0.8% 0.6% 0.5%
2012 3.5% 1.9% -0.1% 1.2% 0.4%
2011 0.3% 0.3% 0.1% -0.8% 0.7%
2010 1.4% 0.4% 0.5% 0.5% 0.0%
2009 4.5% 1.6% 1.3% 0.9% 0.7%
2008 -2.2% 0.0% 1.1% -1.2% -2.1%
2007 3.8% 1.2% 1.1% 0.8% 0.7%
2006 3.6% 0.6% 0.8% 1.1% 1.0%
2005 2.4% 0.4% 0.6% 0.7% 0.7%
2004 1.5% 0.9% -0.4% 0.6% 0.4%
2003 0.5%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Registered For Sale In

  1. Austria
  2. Belgium
  3. Cyprus
  4. Czech Republic
  5. Denmark
  6. Estonia
  7. Finland
  8. France
  9. Germany
  10. Gibraltar
  11. Greece
  12. Guernsey
  13. Hungary
  14. Ireland
  15. Italy
  16. Jersey
  17. Korea
  18. Latvia
  19. Lithuania
  20. Luxembourg
  21. Netherlands
  22. Norway
  23. Poland
  24. Portugal
  25. Singapore
  26. Slovakia
  27. Spain
  28. Sweden
  29. Switzerland
  30. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date29/08/2003
  • Share Class size428Mn
  • Base currencyUSD
  • ISIN LU0170467566

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment5,000
  • Min. regular additional investment0


  • Annual management0.65%

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Performance is for the period shown (month end to month end, bid/bid, gross income reinvested, calculated in USD).