Franklin Biotechnology Discovery Fund

Franklin Templeton Investment Funds

Summary of Fund Objective

The Fund aims to capital appreciation by investing principally in equity securities of biotechnology companies and discovery research firms mainly located in the US.


Evan McCulloch

  • California, United States
  • Years With Firm: 28
  • Years Of Experience: 29

Wendy Lam

  • California, United States
  • Years With Firm: 4
  • Years Of Experience: 8

Akiva Felt

  • California, United States
  • Years With Firm: 2
  • Years Of Experience: 13

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 biotechnology companies. Such securities have historically been subject to significant price movements that may occur suddenly due to market, sector or company-specific factors. As a result, the performance of the Fund can fluctuate significantly over relatively short time periods.
  • Other significant risks include:
    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.
    Securities Lending risk: the risk that default or insolvency of the borrower of securities lent by a Fund may lead to losses if collateral received realises less than the values of securities lent.
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.