Templeton Dragon Fund, Inc.

Fund Description

The fund seeks long-term capital appreciation by investing at least 45% of its total assets in the equity securities of “China companies,” as defined in the fund’s prospectus.

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


Michael Lai, CFA

Michael Lai, CFA®

  • Joined Franklin Templeton in 2019
  • Managed Fund Since 2019
Eric Mok, CFA

Eric Mok, CFA®

  • Joined Franklin Templeton in 1998
  • Managed Fund Since 2020

Investing In The Fund

All investments involve risks, including possible loss of principal. Special risks are associated with foreign investing, including currency volatility, economic instability and political developments of countries where the Fund invests. Emerging markets involve heightened risks related to the same factors, in addition to those associated with their relatively small size and lesser liquidity. There are special risks associated with investments in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, including exposure to currency fluctuations, less liquidity, expropriation, confiscatory taxation, international trade tensions (including tariffs, embargoes and trade wars), nationalization and exchange control regulations (including currency blockage), inflation and rapid fluctuations in inflation and interest rates, all of which can negatively impact the Fund. Recent events, such as the coronavirus outbreak, have caused, and may continue to cause, uncertainty and volatility in the Chinese economy, especially in the travel, leisure and retail sectors. In addition, investments in Taiwan could be adversely affected by its political and economic relationship with China. Because the Fund invests its assets primarily in companies in a specific region, the Fund 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. Also, as a non-diversified investment company investing in “China companies,” 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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Contact: Transfer Agent

By Mail

American Stock Transfer & Trust Co., LLC
6201 15th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11219

General Mail Inquiries:

Franklin Templeton
c/o American Stock Transfer & Trust Co., LLC
6201 15th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11219


Shareholder services

  • Toll Free Phone Number: 1-800/937-5449
  • Hearing Impaired Phone Number: 1-866/703-9077
  • International Phone Number: 718/921-8124
  • Hearing Impaired International Number: 718/921-8386


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