Franklin Templeton Mutual Fund’s Six Shut Schemes Generate Rs 8,302 Crore Since Closure
Headquarters of Franklin Resources Inc., parent company of money management unit Franklin Templeton, are seen in the early morning hours in San Mateo, California. (Photographer: Noah Berger/Bloomberg News)

Franklin Templeton Mutual Fund’s Six Shut Schemes Generate Rs 8,302 Crore Since Closure

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Franklin Templeton Mutual Fund has said its six shut schemes have received Rs 8,302 crore from maturities, pre-payments and coupon payments since closing down in April.

The fund house shut six debt mutual fund schemes on April 23, citing redemption pressures and lack of liquidity in the bond market.

The cash flows arose from maturities, pre-payments and coupon payments till Oct. 15, it said in a statement.

Part of this amount has been utilised to repay borrowings and post repayment, Rs 5,116 crore is available for distribution to unitholders in four cash positive schemes—Franklin India Ultra Short Bond Fund, Franklin India Dynamic Accrual Fund, Franklin India Low Duration Fund and Franklin India Credit Risk Fund, subject to fund running expenses.

Of the six schemes, Franklin India Ultra Short Bond Fund, Franklin India Dynamic Accrual Fund, Franklin India Low Duration Fund and Franklin India Credit Risk Fund have 40%, 19%, 19% and 4% of their respective assets under management available in cash to distribute to unit holders, it said.

This is subject to a successful unitholder vote, the fund house said.

The fund house said the cash flows received so far are without the ability to efficiently monetise assets, which will only be possible after successfully completing the e-voting process.

It further said the court has completed hearing the arguments on matters related to the six schemes under winding-up and the fund house is now awaiting judgment from the court. “Our focus remains on the important task of generating maximum value and returning your monies at the earliest possible time in accordance with the applicable regulations, subject to the decision of the Karnataka High Court.”

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