Franklin Templeton Investments and The Better India come together to showcase extraordinary stories of real-life people who have managed to “Reach For Better”

Franklin Templeton Investments (India), one of the leading fund houses in the country has launched a six-video series campaign titled “Reach for Better”, in partnership with The Better India. The campaign, encompassing real-life inspirational stories, aims to bring alive the concept of the theme through a “beyond just investments, larger than life” approach, amplifying Franklin Templeton Investments’ core thought of standing for Reach For Better.

The campaign seeks to deliver investor education messages through real-life human stories – stories of ordinary people who have had an impact on society and communities. Each of the stories is pegged to one investment pillar.

Speaking at the launch, Juzer Tambawalla, Director and Head – Marketing, Franklin Templeton Investments said, “These are stories about everyday Indians achieving something out of the ordinary. How did they do that? By having a goal, starting early, stepping up, staying resilient, seeking guidance and believing that it’s never too late to begin. We have sought inspiration from real-life individuals to draw parallels with each situation, in an effort to impart core values that we believe are instrumental while investing. Each story is an excellent example of how one can succeed by using these principles even with their own investments.”

Commenting on the launch, Balaji Vaidyanathan, Deputy Head – Marketing, Franklin Templeton Investments said, “The Reach for Better campaign draws inspiration from multiple dynamic backgrounds. It features a diverse set of individuals like a tech-savvy visually challenged person, a best-selling author who started as a domestic help, a successful transgender radio host who broke gender stereotypes, a young innovator transforming lives, an individual who revolutionized farming across the globe and a woman entrepreneur who triumphed against all odds. Each story is woven beautifully in a manner that talks about the importance of that tenet to one’s life, as well as investments.”

Talking about this partnership, Dhimant Parekh, CEO & Founder of The Better India says “As India’s only positive news platform, The Better India’s motto is to help the audience turn inspiration into impact. As a natural extension of this philosophy, The Better India and Franklin Templeton Investments have come together to tell stories about Indians who despite all odds have stayed true to their real purpose, reached for better, while making a massive impact in the lives of so many others.”

The first episode showcases the story of Kajal Brahmavar, the first transgender radio jockey from coastal Karnataka. From begging on the streets to becoming Karnataka’s first transgender RJ, Kajal’s journey has been nothing short of inspiring. Even though she faced a number of challenges in life and went through multiple highs and lows, she chose to stay resilient. Her never-give-up attitude is an inspiration for all.

It is this spirit of resilience that Franklin Templeton Investments and The Better India are celebrating through Kajal’s story. Whether in life or with your investments, staying resilient can help you #ReachForBetter.

Watch – Reach For Better – Episode 1 – Stay Resilient | Kajal Brahmavar



About Franklin Templeton

Franklin Templeton Investments (India) is the largest foreign fund house* in the country. It manages one of the most comprehensive ranges of mutual funds (38) catering to varied investor requirements and offering different investment styles to choose from. It has offices in 39 cities and Collection Centres in over 100 locations across the country.

Franklin Templeton Asset Management (India) Pvt. Ltd. is ultimately held by Franklin Resources, Inc., a global investment organization operating as Franklin Templeton Investments.

Franklin Templeton Investments provides global and domestic investment management solutions managed by its Franklin, Templeton, Mutual Series, Franklin Bissett, Fiduciary Trust, Darby, Balanced Equity Management and K2 investment teams.  The San Mateo, CA-based company has 70 years of investment experience and $726.7 billion in assets under management as of August 31, 2018.

* Source: AMFI Website (based on AAUM as on June 30, 2018)

About The Better India

The Better India is a disruptive tech-media platform that uses impactful storytelling to reach over 50 million people every month. We use the power of positive storytelling to showcase the journey of India’s most inspiring individuals. We drive our audience to turn this inspiration into impact! We are committed to showcasing constructive work being done in India and thereby advancing the impact ecosystem at large.

Mutual Fund investments are subject to market risks, read all scheme related documents carefully.


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