Oct 18, 2012 --- Franklin
Templeton launched an online Retirement Center for individual investors,
financial advisers, employers and plan sponsors. ---
The Center, at franklintempleton.com/retirement, provides retirement
resources, including pertinent articles on retirement, techniques for building
and expanding retirement business and full fund information.
Retirement Center highlights include:
- The Retirement Post, a steady stream of retirement-related
articles authored by Franklin Templeton leaders, as well as industry
specialists. Advisers can access articles about current retirement topics,
investment solutions and tools, as well as interact through social capabilities,
which include ratings and comment options.
- A suite of Retirement Resources, geared to assist advisers
in building and expanding their retirement business whether they focus on
individual clients or retirement plans. The content and tools available for
working with individual investors are focused on three stages: saving for retirement, transitioning into
retirement and living in retirement. Content for working with employers and plan sponsors includes tools to
analyze 401(k) plan investment options, benchmarking tools and thought leadership
materials on various investment-related topics.
- Fund Focus, which links advisers to information about Franklin
Templeton funds. This includes
wealth-building strategies for working with individual investors and defined
contribution investment-only (DCIO) fund highlights for working with employers
and plan sponsors.