Templeton Emerging Markets Income Fund

Fund Description

The fund seeks high, current income, with a secondary goal of capital appreciation, by investing under normal market conditions, at least 80% of its net assets in income-producing securities of sovereign or sovereign-related entities and private sector companies in emerging market countries.

Section 16 Filings
Insiders' Beneficial Ownership Reports for this fund are available on the SEC website.

Strategy Statement

"Emerging market bonds provide exposure to a wide range of interest rate and currency dynamics, as well as attractive yields offered by developing countries around the world."

Michael Hasenstab, Ph.D

Management

Michael Hasenstab, Ph.D

Michael Hasenstab, Ph.D

  • Joined Franklin Templeton in 1995
  • Managed Fund Since 2006
Sonal Desai, Ph.D

Sonal Desai, Ph.D

  • Joined Franklin Templeton in 2009
  • Managed Fund Since 2018

Investing In The Fund

All investments involve risks, including possible loss of principal. Changes in interest rates will affect the fund’s portfolio value, share price and yield. Bond prices generally move in the opposite direction of interest rates. As prices of bonds in the fund adjust to a rise in interest rates, the fund’s share price may decline. Special risks are associated with foreign investing, including currency fluctuations, economic instability and political developments. Investments in emerging markets involve heightened risks related to the same factors in addition to those associated with their relatively small size, lesser liquidity and lack of established legal, political, business and social frameworks to support securities markets. Sovereign debt securities are subject to risks in addition to those relating to debt and foreign securities generally, including, but not limited to, the risk that a government entity may be unwilling or unable to pay interest and repay principal on its sovereign debt, or otherwise meet its obligations when due. Bonds are subject to liquidity risk, which may have an adverse impact on a security’s value and on the fund’s ability to sell such securities when necessary to meet the fund’s liquidity needs or in response to a specific market event. Derivatives, including currency management strategies, involve costs and can create economic leverage in the portfolio that may result in significant volatility and cause the fund to participate in losses on an amount that exceeds the fund’s initial investment. The fund may not achieve the anticipated benefits and may realize losses when a counterparty fails to perform as promised. As a non-diversified investment company, the fund may invest in a relatively small number of issuers and, as a result, be subject to a greater risk of loss with respect to its portfolio securities. The fund is actively managed but there is no guarantee that the manager’s investment decisions will produce the desired results.


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