Fund Description

The fund seeks capital appreciation by investing predominantly in the equity securities of mid-and large capitalization companies outside the U.S. with long-term growth potential.

Strategy Statement

"Our experienced investment team utilizes a disciplined investment process for managing a fund of what we believe are the most attractive high-quality sustainable growth companies."

Don Huber, CFA®

Management

John Remmert

John Remmert

  • Joined Franklin Templeton in 2002
  • Managed Fund Since 2018
Don Huber, CFA

Don Huber, CFA®

  • Joined Franklin Templeton in 2002
  • Managed Fund Since 2014
Coleen Barbeau

Coleen Barbeau

  • Joined Franklin Templeton in 1983
  • Managed Fund Since 2008

Rating

Overall Morningstar Rating As of 11/30/2018

Rating Category: Foreign Large Growth

Morningstar
The fund's overall Morningstar Rating measures risk-adjusted returns and is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its 3-, 5- and 10-year (if applicable) rating metrics.

Historical Morningstar Rating As of 11/30/2018

Years Ratings Funds
in category
3
5 Stars
354
5
4 Stars
316
10
5 Stars
227

Morningstar Style Box As of10/31/2018

Strategy, Benefits, Results

Strategy

  • We are long-term, bottom-up investors looking to buy companies with strong business models and sustainable future growth potential.
  • We look anywhere in the world for potential investment opportunities, seeking mid- and large-cap companies capable of the most growth.
  • Our investment team strives to understand each company's business model, profitability and future growth prospects.

Benefits

  • International Expertise. Our experienced investment team has extensive international investment experience.
  • Global Diversification. Foreign investments may provide additional portfolio diversification as international markets often move out of step with the U.S. market.
  • International Opportunity. Many of the world's most prominent corporations are headquartered overseas, and investors who add international holdings to their portfolios can take advantage of a broader array of opportunity.
  • Multinational Company Exposure. We invest in mid- and large-cap international companies that have a presence in multiple countries and regions around the world, making these companies less likely to be as affected by adverse economic or political situations in any given country.

Selling The Fund

  1. Highlight that the fund seeks capital appreciation by investing predominantly in mid- and large-capitalization companies outside the U.S. with strong growth potential.
  2. Point out the experienced portfolio management team and expertise in international investing.
  3. Discuss the international opportunity set the fund offers through global diversification and multinational company exposure.

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