Templeton Emerging Markets Small Cap Fund

Fund Description

The fund seeks long-term capital appreciation by investing at least 80% of its net assets in securities of small-cap companies located in emerging market countries.

Strategy Statement

"Utilizing our vast global research capabilities, we look for emerging market small-cap stocks consistent with Templeton's philosophy of investing in overlooked and under-researched companies."


Chetan Sehgal, CFA

Chetan Sehgal, CFA®

  • Joined Franklin Templeton in 1995
  • Managed Fund Since 2017


Overall Morningstar Rating As of 02/28/2018

Rating Category: Diversified Emerging Mkts

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 02/28/2018

Years Ratings Funds
in category
3 Stars
4 Stars

Morningstar Style Box As of12/31/2017

Strategy, Benefits, Results


Our strategy is built upon the following Templeton cornerstones, which have been in place for over half a century.

  • 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.


  • Unsurpassed Global Resources. Our global reach includes offices in Hong Kong, Buenos Aires, Bucharest, Seoul, Singapore, Mumbai, Cape Town and Dubai.
  • Small Cap Emerging Markets Exposure. Our investment mix is designed to take advantage of dynamic small-cap emerging market growth opportunities as they arise across the globe.
  • Managed by an Experienced Team. The Templeton Emerging Markets Group adheres to the same time-tested investment philosophy established by Sir John Templeton over 70 years ago.

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 fluctuations, economic instability and political developments.
  • Investments in emerging markets, of which frontier markets are a subset, involve heightened risks related to the same factors, in addition to those associated with these markets’ smaller size, lesser liquidity and lack of established legal, political, business and social frameworks to support securities markets.
  • Because these frameworks are typically even less developed in frontier markets, as well as various factors including the increased potential for extreme price volatility, illiquidity, trade barriers and exchange controls, the risks associated with emerging markets are magnified in frontier markets.
  • Small cap company stocks have historically had more price volatility than large-company stocks, particularly over the short term.
  • All investments in the fund should be thought of as long-term investments that could experience significant price volatility in any given year.
  • The fund is designed for the aggressive portion of a well-diversified portfolio.
  • These and other risk considerations are discussed in the fund’s prospectus.

Minimum Investment

See Prospectus

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