Templeton Global Total Return Bond Fund

Franklin Templeton Funds

Summary of Fund Objective

The Fund aims to grow in value from a combination of income, capital growth and currency gains over a three to five-year period.

Michael Hasenstab: The Impact of Rising US Treasury Yields

Michael Hasenstab, Templeton Global Macro, on the impact of a sharp rise in US treasury yields on developed and emerging market investing. 

"If you have a three month time horizon, emerging market investing is very difficult. If you have a couple of years horizon, you can exploit these panic sell-offs that are not fundamental in nature."

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MANAGEMENT

Michael Hasenstab

  • California, United States
  • Years With Firm: 20
  • Years Of Experience: 24

Calvin Ho

  • California, United States
  • Years With Firm: 14
  • Years Of Experience: 14

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. There is no guarantee that the Fund will meet its objective.

  • The Fund invests mainly in debt securities issued by government, government-related or corporate entities worldwide and in derivatives. Such securities have historically been subject to price movements, generally due to interest rates, foreign exchange rates or movements in the bond market. As a result, the performance of the Fund can fluctuate over time.
  • Other significant risks include: credit risk, derivatives risk, liquidity risk, emerging markets risk.
For full details of all of the risks applicable to this Fund, please refer to the “Risk Factors” section of the  Fund in the current prospectus of Franklin Templeton Funds.