A team of investment professionals from Franklin Square and GSO / Blackstone manages the Fund

Innovative alternatives for the investing public

Franklin Square is a leading manager of alternative investment funds designed to enhance investors' portfolios by providing access to asset classes, strategies and asset managers that typically have been available to only the largest institutional investors. The firm's funds offer "endowment-style" investment strategies that can help investors diversify their portfolios and manage risk.

Franklin Square Capital Partners assets under management

Approximately $16.9 billion

All data as of 3/31/2016



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Scale and expertise

GSO Capital Partners, the credit platform of Blackstone, is one of the largest global managers of leveraged loans and non-investment grade credit. Their scale and expertise allow them to provide financing solutions that can enhance a business' financial flexibility, while seeking to capture opportunities for investors.

Blackstone, with approximately $344 billion in assets under management, is a global leader in the alternative asset management industry and serves the needs of leading public pension funds, academic and charitable institutions and other investors.

GSO Capital Partners assets under management

Approximately $79 billion

Global presence

  • New York
  • Dublin
  • Houston
  • London


All data as of 3/31/2016

Note: To invest in FSIC III, an investor is required to have either: (i) a net worth (not including home, furnishings and personal automobiles) of at least $70,000 and an annual gross income of at least $70,000, or (ii) a net worth (not including home, furnishings and personal automobiles) of at least $250,000. Some states, including, but not limited to: Alabama, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon and Tennessee, impose heightened suitability standards.

FSIC III Stockholder Returns

*The public offering price of FSIC III’s common stock is subject to a sales load of up to 10% and offering expenses of up to 1.5%. The net investment amount for FSIC III's common stock, which is the public offering price excluding the maximum sales load of 10% and offering expenses of 1.5%, was $7.92 as of June 29, 2016. FSIC III’s total expenses as a percentage of average net assets attributable to common stock was 5.89% for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015.  Expenses and fees are described more fully in FSIC III’s prospectus. Please consult the prospectus and read it carefully.

**The annualized distribution rate is expressed as a percentage equal to the projected annualized distribution amount per share (which is calculated by annualizing the regular weekly cash distribution per share as of the date indicated above without compounding), divided by the public offering price per share as of the date indicated above. The annualized distribution rate shown may be rounded. FSIC III’s previous distributions to shareholders were funded in significant part by the reimbursement of certain expenses, including through the waiver of certain investment advisory fees, that are subject to repayment to its affiliate, Franklin Square Holdings, and its future distributions may be funded from such waivers and reimbursements. Significant portions of these distributions were not based on FSIC III’s investment performance and such waivers and reimbursements by Franklin Square Holdings may not continue in the future. See FSIC III’s filings with the SEC for additional information.

Corporate Governance

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