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John Beck

John Beck is senior vice president and director of fixed income, London for Franklin Templeton’s Fixed Income Group. In this role, he coordinates the London-based fixed income teams that manage the group's European fixed income and emerging markets debt opportunities strategies. John is the lead portfolio manager responsible for global aggregate strategies and manages portfolios for major institutions, including multinational pension funds and supranational organisations. He is a member of the Global Fixed Income Policy Committee.

Franklin Templeton Investments

Franklin Templeton Investments Australia is a wholly owned subsidiary of Franklin Resources Inc., one of the world’s largest asset management groups with over $1,078 billion in assets under management on behalf of investors in over 150 countries worldwide. Based in San Mateo, California, the company has over 9,200 staff located in 150 offices across the world and spread between 35 different countries. In Australia, the group has offices in Sydney and Melbourne to serve its retail and institutional clients.

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How ‘home country bias’ influences your investment decisions

John Beck - 22/11/2016

Just as you’re more likely to cheer for your own country’s team in a sporting match, you’re also more likely to choose investments that hail from the same country you call home. This is called ‘home country bias’ and as Franklin Templeton explains, it can skew your portfolio. Watch the video to find out more and how an adviser can help you to build a balanced portfolio.

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Lesson types: Think like an investor

Do you rely on the wisdom of the crowd when investing?

John Beck - 22/11/2016

The concept of ‘herding’ refers to the idea that people are more comfortable relying on the wisdom of the crowd and doing the same thing as everyone else, even when what the crowd is doing might seem a little strange. Franklin Templeton explains how this applies to investing and what impact it can have on your portfolio.

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Lesson types: Think like an investor

What is availability bias and how does it affect you?

John Beck - 22/11/2016

Although your rational mind knows the odds of a catastrophic event happening are low, your perspective can still be skewed by recent information, especially if it’s traumatic. This is known as ‘availability bias’ and as Franklin Templeton explains, it can have a big impact on your investment decisions.

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How does your attitude to loss impact your investing?

John Beck - 22/11/2016

If one of your investments falls short of your expectations, you may be more risk averse when making other investment decisions later down the track. This is known as ‘loss aversion’ and can throw your investment goals off course. Franklin Templeton explains the mindset behind this, and how speaking with an adviser can help to keep your emotions in check when investing.

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