Franklin European Income Fund

Franklin Templeton Investment Funds

Summary of Fund Objective

The Funds objective is to maximise income while maintaining prospects for capital appreciation. The fund will seek to achieve its objective by investing principally in a portfolio of equities and fixed income, domiciled or having significant business activities in European countries, including emerging markets in Europe.

FUND MANAGERS

David Zahn

  • London, United Kingdom
  • Years With Firm: 14
  • Years Of Experience: 26

Dylan Ball

  • London, United Kingdom
  • Years With Firm: 13
  • Years Of Experience: 20

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 a diversified portfolio of European equity, equity-related and debt securities. Such securities have historically been subject to price movements that may occur suddenly due to equity market- and bond market-specific factors. As a result, the performance of the Fund can fluctuate over time.
  • The Fund may distribute income gross of expenses. Whilst this might allow more income to be distributed, it may also have the effect of reducing capital.
  • 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.
    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.
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.