Templeton Emerging Markets Balanced Fund

Franklin Templeton Investment Funds

Summary of Fund Objective

The Fund's investment objective is to maximise, consistent with prudent investment management, a combination of capital appreciation and income. The Fund seeks to achieve its objective by investing principally in a diversified portfolio of equity securities, fixed and floating rate debt securities, including low-rated debt securities, and debt obligations issued by government, government-related issuers and corporate entities which are located, incorporated or have their principal business activities in developing or Emerging Market countries. The Fund will typically invest at least 25% of its assets in Emerging Market equity securities and at least 25% of its assets in debt securities but the proportion of its assets allocated to each may vary over time depending on the Investment Managers' view of the relative attractiveness of each asset class.

FUND MANAGERS

Chetan Sehgal

  • Singapore
  • Years With Firm: 23
  • Years Of Experience: 23

Michael Hasenstab

  • California, United States
  • Years With Firm: 20
  • Years Of Experience: 23

Laura Burakreis

  • California, United States
  • Years With Firm: 12
  • Years Of Experience: 31

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 debt and equity securities issued by entities located in emerging countries. Such securities have historically been subject to price movements, generally due to interest rates, market factors or movements in the equity and bond markets. As a result, the performance of the Fund can fluctuate considerably over time.
  • Other significant risks include: credit risk, derivatives risk, emerging markets risk, liquidity risk, Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect risk.
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.