Templeton Emerging Markets Fund

Fund Description

The fund seeks long-term capital appreciation by investing, under normal market conditions, at least 80% of its net assets in emerging country equity securities.

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

Strategy Statement

"We believe in the dynamic growth potential of emerging market regions. With analysts around the globe, we identify emerging market stocks that may be some of the best "bargains" the world has to offer."


Chetan Sehgal, CFA

Chetan Sehgal, CFA®

  • Joined Franklin Templeton in 1995
  • Managed Fund Since 2017

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 social and political developments. Investments in emerging markets involve heightened risks related to the same factors, in addition to those associated with these markets’ smaller size and lesser liquidity, and lack of established legal, political, business and social frameworks to support securities markets. The fund may invest in eligible China A shares listed and traded on the Shanghai Stock Exchange through the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect program, as well as eligible China A shares listed and traded on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange through the Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect program (collectively, “Stock Connect”). Trading through Stock Connect is subject to a number of restrictions that may affect the fund’s investments and returns. In addition, the application and interpretation of the laws and regulations of Hong Kong and China, and the rules, policies or guidelines published or applied by relevant regulators and exchanges in respect of the Stock Connect program, are uncertain, and may have a detrimental effect on the fund’s investments and returns. The fund may invest a portion of its assets in Russian securities. The U.S. and other nations have imposed and could impose additional sanctions on certain issuers in Russia due to regional conflicts. These sanctions could result in devaluation of Russia’s currency, downgrade in Russian issuers’ credit ratings, or a decline in the value and liquidity of Russian stocks or other securities. If the fund holds the securities of an issuer that is subject to such sanctions, an immediate freeze of that issuer’s securities could result, impairing the ability of the fund to buy, sell, receive or deliver those securities. There is also the risk of countermeasures by Russia’s government, which could involve the seizure of the fund’s assets. Such sanctions could adversely affect Russia’s economy, possibly forcing the economy into a recession. These risks could affect the value of the fund’s portfolio. 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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