Franklin Emerging Market Debt Opportunities Fund

Fund Description

The fund seeks high total return by investing mainly in debt obligations of sovereign and subsovereign issuers located in emerging countries. The fund may invest up to 100% of its assets in high yield, lower quality debt securities.

Strategy Statement

"The ongoing improvement in fundamentals and creditworthiness in the majority of emerging market debt issuers as well as the structural developments across the asset class provide us with a real possibility to offer investors exposure to a growing and dynamic opportunity set"

Management

Nicholas Hardingham, CFA

Nicholas Hardingham, CFA®

  • Joined Franklin Templeton in 2002
  • Managed Fund Since 2014
Stephanie Marjan Ouwendijk, CFA

Stephanie Marjan Ouwendijk, CFA®

  • Joined Franklin Templeton in 2015
  • Managed Fund Since 2015

INVESTMENT PHILOSOPHY, STRATEGY AND APPROACH

Franklin Emerging Market Debt Opportunities Fund's investment process can be summarized in three integral steps - country allocation, currency allocation, issuer selection.

Rating

Overall Morningstar Rating As of 09/30/2020

Rating Category: Emerging Markets Bond

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 09/30/2020

Years Ratings Funds
in category
3
3 Stars
239
5
3 Stars
10
3 Stars

Morningstar Style Box As of08/31/2020