Franklin Natural Resources Fund

Franklin Templeton Investment Funds

Summary of Fund Objective

The Fund aims to provide investors with capital appreciation and current income. To achieve this goal, the Fund invests in US dollar- and other currency-denominated securities in the natural resources sector in established and emerging markets.

FUND MANAGERS

Fred Fromm

  • California, United States
  • Years With Firm: 28
  • Years Of Experience: 28

Steve Land

  • California, United States
  • Years With Firm: 23
  • Years Of Experience: 23

Matthew Adams

  • California, United States
  • Years With Firm: 15
  • Years Of Experience: 22

What are the Key Risks?

The value of shares in the Fund and income received from it can go down as well as up and investors may not get back the full amount invested. Performance may also be affected by currency fluctuations. Currency fluctuations may affect the value of overseas investments.

  • The Fund invests mainly in equity securities of companies of the natural resources sector worldwide, including emerging markets. Such securities have historically been subject to significant price movements, frequently to a greater extent than equity markets globally. As a result, the performance of the Fund can fluctuate significantly over relatively short time periods.
  • Other significant risks include:
    Foreign Currency risk: the risk of loss arising from exchange-rate fluctuations or due to exchange control regulations.
    Emerging markets risk: the risk related to investing in countries that have less developed political, economic, legal and regulatory systems, and that may be impacted by political/economic instability, lack of liquidity or transparency, or safekeeping issues.
    Liquidity risk: the risk that arises when an asset cannot be sold on a timely basis due to security-specific factors or adverse market conditions, which may impact the Fund’s ability to meet redemption requests, particularly if they are increasing.
    Securities Lending risk: the risk that default or insolvency of the borrower of securities lent by a Fund may lead to losses if collateral received realises less than the values of securities lent.
For full details of all of the risks applicable to this Fund, please refer to the “Risk Considerations” section of the Fund in the current prospectus of Franklin Templeton Investment Funds.