Franklin Innovation Fund

Franklin Templeton Investment Funds

Summary of Fund Objective

The Fund seeks capital appreciation by investing primarily in companies which portfolio management believes are leaders in innovation, that take advantage of new technologies, new products, new ideas, new methodologies or benefit from new industry conditions in the dynamically changing global economy.

FUND MANAGERS

Matthew Moberg

  • California, United States
  • Years With Firm: 21
  • Years Of Experience: 22

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 companies that are leaders of innovation, in the estimation of the manager. 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 significantly over relatively short time periods.
  • Other significant risks include:
    Portfolio concentration risk: the risk that arises when a fund invests in relatively few holdings, few sectors or a restricted geographic area. Performance may be more volatile than a fund with a greater number of securities. 
    Foreign Currency risk: the risk of loss arising from exchange-rate fluctuations or due to exchange control regulations.
    Equity risk: prices of equities may be affected by factors such as economic, political, market, and issuer-specific changes. Such changes may adversely affect the value of the equities regardless of company-specific performance.
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.