Templeton BRIC Fund

Franklin Templeton Investment Funds

Summary of Fund Objective

The Fund aims to achieve long-term capital appreciation by investing primarily in equity securities of companies organised under the laws of or having their principal office in Brazil, Russia, India and China (including Hong Kong and Taiwan) (BRIC), as well as in companies that derive the principal portion of their revenues or profits from BRIC economies, or have the principal portion of their assets there.

Investor Profile

  • Seeking capital appreciation by investing in securities of companies in Brazil, Russia, India and China, including Hong Kong and Taiwan.
  • Planning to hold their investment for the medium to long term.

Chetan Sehgal: The Technology Transformation

An overview of our thinking on emerging markets from Chetan Sehgal, Director of Portfolio Management, Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets.

Key Points

  • A technological transformation is taking place in emerging markets
  • Buying sustainable earnings at a discount to the market
  • Addressing environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors

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Chetan Sehgal

  • Singapore
  • Years With Firm: 24
  • Years Of Experience: 24

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 located in or doing significant business in the BRIC countries. Such emerging markets have historically been subject to significant price movements, frequently to a greater extent than equity markets globally. As a result, the performance of the Fund can fluctuate significantly over relatively short time periods.
  • Other significant risks include: emerging markets risk, currency risk, liquidity risk, derivatives risk, Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect 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.