Templeton Emerging Markets Dynamic Income 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: 25
  • Years Of Experience: 28

Michael Hasenstab

  • California, United States
  • Years With Firm: 21
  • Years Of Experience: 25

Vivek Ahuja

  • Singapore
  • Years With Firm: 14
  • Years Of Experience: 24

Subash Pillai

  • Singapore
  • Years With Firm: 2
  • Years Of Experience: 23

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: the risk of loss arising from default that may occur if an issuer fails to make principal or interest payments when due. This risk is higher if the Fund holds low-rated, sub-investment-grade securities.
    Foreign Currency risk: the risk of loss arising from exchange-rate fluctuations or due to exchange control regulations.
    Derivative Instruments risk: the risk of loss in an instrument where a small change in the value of the underlying investment may have a larger impact on the value of such instrument. Derivatives may involve additional liquidity, credit and counterparty risks.
    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.
    Chinese Market risk: In addition to typical risks linked to Emerging Markets, investments in China are subject to economic, political, tax and operational risks specific to the Chinese Market. Please also refer to the prospectus for China QFII risk, Bond Connect risk and Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect and Shenzhen-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.