Franklin GCC Bond Fund

Franklin Templeton Investment Funds

Summary of Fund Objective

The Fund’s investment objective is to maximise, consistent with prudent investment management, total investment return consisting of a combination of interest income, capital appreciation and currency gains in the long term, by investing  primarily in fixed or floating-rate debt securities and obligations issued by government, government-related or corporate entities located in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member countries.

Investor Profile

  • Total investment return consisting of interest income, capital appreciation and currency gains by investing in debt securities of issuers located in GCC, Middle East and North Africa countries.
  • Planning to hold their investments for the medium to long term.



MANAGEMENT

Mohieddine (Dino) Kronfol

  • Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Years With Firm: 12
  • Years Of Experience: 23

Sharif Eid

  • Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Years With Firm: 10
  • Years Of Experience: 12

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 debt securities issued by any type of entity located in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member countries. Such securities have historically been subject to price movements, generally due to interest rates or movements in the bond market. As a result, the performance of the Fund fluctuate moderately over time.
  • The Fund may distribute income gross of expenses. Whilst this might allow more income to be distributed, it may also have the effect of reducing capital.
  • Other significant risks include: credit risk, currency risk, emerging markets 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.