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
Andrew Ness

Andrew Ness

  • Joined Franklin Templeton in 2018
  • Managed Fund Since 2021

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 volatility, economic instability, and social and political developments of countries where the fund invests. Emerging markets, of which frontier markets are a subset, are subject to all of the risks of foreign investing generally and have additional heightened risks due to these markets' smaller size and lesser liquidity, and lack of established legal, political, business and social frameworks to support securities markets. The risks of investing in traditional emerging markets are magnified in frontier markets countries because they generally have smaller economies and even less developed capital markets than in traditional emerging markets. To the extent that the fund focuses on particular countries, regions, industries, sectors or types of investment from time to time, the fund may be subject to greater risks of adverse developments in such areas of focus than a fund that invests in a wider variety of countries, regions, industries, sectors or investments. Unexpected events and their aftermaths, such as the spread of deadly diseases; natural, environmental or man-made disasters; financial, political or social disruptions; terrorism and war; and other tragedies or catastrophes, can cause investor fear and panic, which can adversely affect the economies of many companies, sectors, nations, regions and the market in general, in ways that cannot necessarily be foreseen. For a more complete discussion of the fund's primary risks, including those related to investment in specific countries such as China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Russia, please see the fund's latest annual report.

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Contact: Transfer Agent

By Mail

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

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Franklin Templeton
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