Fund Description

The fund seeks long-term capital growth by investing at least 80% of its net assets in foreign securities, that are predominantly equity securities of companies located outside of the U.S., including developing markets.

Strategy Statement

"Templeton Foreign fund is constructed using the disciplined and time-tested Templeton philosophy of value, patience and bottom-up fundamental analysis. "

Management

Christopher James Peel, CFA

Christopher James Peel, CFA®

  • Joined Franklin Templeton in 2007
  • Managed Fund Since 2017
Herbert J Arnett Jr.

Herbert J Arnett Jr.

  • Joined Franklin Templeton in 1996
  • Managed Fund Since 2017
Peter Moeschter, CFA

Peter Moeschter, CFA®

  • Joined Franklin Templeton in 1997
  • Managed Fund Since 2019
Warren Pustam, CFA

Warren Pustam, CFA®

  • Joined Franklin Templeton in 2013
  • Managed Fund Since 2019

Rating

Overall Morningstar Rating As of 06/30/2020

Rating Category: Foreign Large Value

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 06/30/2020

Years Ratings Funds
in category
3
1 Stars
302
5
2 Stars
258
10
2 Stars
171

Morningstar Style Box As of03/31/2020

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

  • Diversification. By investing primarily in international securities, Templeton Foreign Fund can offer diversification to complement the U.S. portion of your portfolio.
  • Reduced Volatility. Templeton Foreign Fund has historically experienced less volatility than its benchmark, the MSCI All Country World ex-U.S. Index.
  • Low Average Turnover Ratio. Our long-term investing approach has historically resulted in a lower than average portfolio turnover ratio.