PRICE AND YTD RETURN As of 07/22/2016

NAV down $-0.01 $9.60
POP $10.03
YTD Total return at Nav 3.07%

AVERAGE ANNUAL TOTAL RETURNS As of Quarter end 06/30/2016

Sales Charge

1 YEAR RETURN -0.76%
Since inception Inception: 09/06/2013 0.38%


Investment Category Government
Distributions Monthly
CUSIP 354 713 315
Fund Number 058
Inception Date Sep 06, 2013
Total Net Assets (all share classes) As of 06/30/2016 $13.4 (M)
Distribution Rate at NAV As of 07/22/2016 0.33%
30-Day Standardized yield As of 06/30/2016 (updated monthly) 0.91%

SALES CHARGE, EXPENSES, & FEES As of 09/01/2015 (updated annually)

Gross Expense Ratio 2.55%
Net Expense Ratio 0.85%
Max Initial Sales Charge 4.25%
CDSC 0.00%
12b-1 Fee 0.25%

Fund Description

The fund’s investment objective is total return, consisting of interest and capital appreciation. The fund invests predominantly in investment grade government bonds of issuers located around the world.

Strategy Statement

"The fund provides broad exposure to global fixed income markets while focusing on investment grade sovereign issues with attractive prospects for income, capital appreciation, and price stability."

John Beck


John Beck

John Beck

  • Joined Franklin Templeton in 1990
  • Managed Fund Since 2013
David Zahn, CFA, MBA

David Zahn, CFA®, MBA

  • Joined Franklin Templeton in 2006
  • Managed Fund Since 2013

Strategy, Benefits, Results


  • We seek to exploit market inefficiencies through both top-down allocation decisions and bottom-up security selection.
  • Qualitative analysis seeks to identify secular trends and to evaluate the factors that affect countries, currencies and sectors.
  • Quantitative research and risk management techniques provide additional oversight and opportunity to add value.


  • Global government fixed income offers investors an attractive option for overall portfolio diversification.
  • The fund’s emphasis on investment grade debt has the potential to help reduce overall portfolio volatility.
  • A diversified set of active management positions has the potential to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns.

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 developing markets involve heightened risks related to the same factors, in addition to those associated with their relatively small size and lesser liquidity.
  • Changes in interest rates will affect the value of the fund’s portfolio and its share price and yield.
  • Changes in the financial strength of a bond issuer or in a bond's credit rating may affect its value.
  • The fund’s use of derivatives and foreign currency techniques involve special risks as such techniques may not achieve the anticipated benefits and/or may result in losses to the fund.
  • The fund is also non-diversified, which involves the risk of greater price fluctuation than a more diversified portfolio.
  • These and other risk considerations are discussed in the fund’s prospectus.

Minimum Investment


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