Fund Description

The fund seeks long-term capital growth by investing predominantly in the equity securities of companies located anywhere in the world, including developing markets.

Management

Peter Moeschter, CFAμ30824

Peter Moeschter, CFAμ30824

  • Joined Franklin Templeton in 1997
  • Managed Fund Since 2019
Christopher James Peel, CFAμ116808

Christopher James Peel, CFAμ116808

  • Joined Franklin Templeton in 2007
  • Managed Fund Since 2016
Herbert J Arnett Jr.

Herbert J Arnett Jr.

  • Joined Franklin Templeton in 1996
  • Managed Fund Since 2016
Warren Pustam, CFAμ127477

Warren Pustam, CFAμ127477

  • Joined Franklin Templeton in 2013
  • Managed Fund Since 2019

Rating

Overall Morningstar Rating As of 01/31/2020

Rating Category: World Large Stock

Morningstar

Historical Morningstar Rating [further-information] As of 01/31/2020

Years Ratings Funds
in category
3
1 Stars
741
5
1 Stars
607
10
1 Stars
365

Morningstar Style Box As of10/31/2019

Strategy, Benefits, Results

Strategy

Our strategy is built upon the following Templeton cornerstones, which have been in place for more than 70 years.

  • Search Globally. We believe bargains have no borders when searching for the best investment opportunities.
  • Seek Value. We search worldwide for stocks selling at prices we believe are low relative to their true value.
  • Perform Fundamental, Bottom-Up Research. We conduct in-person visits and perform extensive fundamental research to model a company's potential future earnings, cash flow and asset value relative to its stock price.
  • Practice Patient, Long-Term Investing. We evaluate a company's potential for earnings and growth over a five-year horizon.

Benefits

  • Global Resources. Our global reach includes offices in Edinburgh, Nassau and Singapore, as well as Shanghai, Mumbai, Warsaw and Dubai.
  • Low Average Turnover Ratio. Our long-term investing approach has historically resulted in annual portfolio turnover ratios that have been considerably lower than the average for global funds.
  • True Diversification. Our investment mix changes as opportunities arise around the world.

Investing In The Fund

What Are the Risks?

  • All investments involve risks, including possible loss of principal.
  • 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.
  • Because the Fund may invest its assets in companies in a specific region, including Europe, it is subject to greater risks of adverse developments in that region and/or the surrounding regions than a fund that is more broadly diversified geographically. Political, social or economic disruptions in the region, even in countries in which the Fund is not invested, may adversely affect the value of securities held by the Fund.
  • Current political uncertainty surrounding the European Union (EU) and the financial instability of some countries in the EU may increase market volatility and the economic risk of investing in companies in Europe.
  • In addition, smaller-company stocks have historically experienced more price volatility than larger-company stocks, especially over the short term.
  • The fund’s risk considerations are discussed in the prospectus.

Minimum Investment

$1,000.00

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