Franklin Mutual Global Discovery Fund

Franklin Templeton Investment Funds

Summary of Fund Objective

The Fund aims to achieve capital appreciation by investing in common stock, preferred stock and debt securities convertible or expected to be convertible into common or preferred stock of companies of any nation as well as in sovereign debts and participations in foreign government debts that the investment manager believes are available at market prices less than their intrinsic value. The Fund primarily invests in mid- and large-cap companies with a market capitalisation around or greater than 1.5 billion US dollars. It may also seek to invest in the securities of companies involved in mergers, consolidations, liquidations and reorganisations. To a lesser extent, the Fund may also purchase debt securities of companies involved in reorganisation or financial restructuring.


Peter Langerman

  • New Jersey, United States
  • Years With Firm: 31
  • Years Of Experience: 35

Christian Correa

  • New Jersey, United States
  • Years With Firm: 17
  • Years Of Experience: 19

Katrina Dudley

  • New Jersey, United States
  • Years With Firm: 18
  • Years Of Experience: 23

Tim Rankin

  • New Jersey, United States
  • Years With Firm: 17
  • Years Of Experience: 29

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 mid- and large-capitalisation companies worldwide. Such securities have historically been subject to significant price movements that may occur suddenly due to market or company-specific factors. As a result, the performance of the Fund can fluctuate considerably over time.
  • Other significant risks include:
    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.