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: 30
  • Years Of Experience: 34

Tim Rankin

  • New Jersey, United States
  • Years With Firm: 17
  • Years Of Experience: 28

Christian Correa

  • New Jersey, United States
  • Years With Firm: 16
  • Years Of Experience: 18

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: currency risk, derivatives risk, liquidity 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.