TAEMX

Templeton Emerging Markets Balanced Fund

PRICE AND YTD RETURN As of 02/05/2016

NAV down $-0.04 $7.62
POP $8.08
YTD Total return at Nav -4.63%

AVERAGE ANNUAL TOTAL RETURNS As of Quarter end 12/31/2015

Sales Charge

1 YEAR RETURN -19.36%
5 YEAR RETURN
Since inception Inception: 10/03/2011 -3.85%

KEY STATS

Investment Category Balanced / Hybrid
Distributions Quarterly
CUSIP 880 19R 575
Fund Number 080
Inception Date Oct 03, 2011
Total Net Assets (all share classes) As of 01/31/2016 $31.3 (M)
Distribution Rate at NAV As of 02/05/2016 0.73%
30-Day Standardized yield As of 01/31/2016 (updated monthly)
w/ Waiver 3.00%
w/o Waiver 2.21%

SALES CHARGE, EXPENSES, & FEES As of 08/01/2015 (updated annually)

Gross Expense Ratio 2.05%
Net Expense Ratio 1.48%
Max Initial Sales Charge 5.75%
CDSC 0.00%
12b-1 Fee 0.25%

Fund Description

The Fund seeks both income and capital appreciation by principally investing in a diversified portfolio of equity and debt securities. These securities are issued by government, government-related and corporate entities which are located, incorporated or have their principal business activities in developing or emerging market countries.

Management

Mark Mobius, Ph.D

Mark Mobius, Ph.D

  • Joined Franklin Templeton in 1987
  • Managed Fund Since 2011
Dennis Lim

Dennis Lim

  • Joined Franklin Templeton in 1990
  • Managed Fund Since 2011
Tom Wu, MBA

Tom Wu, MBA

  • Joined Franklin Templeton in 1987
  • Managed Fund Since 2011
Allan Lam

Allan Lam

  • Joined Franklin Templeton in 1987
  • Managed Fund Since 2011
Michael Hasenstab, Ph.D

Michael Hasenstab, Ph.D

  • Joined Franklin Templeton in 1995
  • Managed Fund Since 2011
Laura Burakreis, MBA

Laura Burakreis, MBA

  • Joined Franklin Templeton in 2006
  • Managed Fund Since 2011

Overall Morningstar Rating As of 12/31/2015

Rating Category: Diversified Emerging Mkts

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 12/31/2015

Years Ratings Funds
in category
3
1 Stars
578
5
Stars
10
Stars

Morningstar Style Box

We do not publish a style box for this fund.

Strategy, Benefits, Results

Strategy

  • The Templeton Emerging Markets Balanced Fund is a fund that invests in at least 25% of its net assets in equity securities and at least 25% of its net assets in debt securities and adjusts the allocation to each to pursue relative opportunities across:
    • Asset Classes
    • Sectors
    • Regions
    • Countries
  • The equity strategy applies a fundamental research, value-oriented, long-term approach to identify undervalued or out-of-favor securities.
  • The fixed income strategy seeks to identify economic imbalances and market inefficiencies that may lead to relative opportunities in interest rates, currencies and credit.

Benefits

  • One Stop Solution for Emerging Markets Investing. An emerging markets balanced strategy provides a broad opportunity set that can capitalize on both equity and fixed income prospects within emerging markets.
  • Fundamentally Value Oriented. The fund employs a collaborative investment approach combining rigorous fundamental analysis with top-down asset allocation views, attempting to identify relative opportunities across the fund’s investment spectrum.
  • Experience and Expertise. Led by Mark Mobius and Michael Hasenstab, two recognized managers in emerging markets and global investing, the fund will leverage the global research expertise of the Templeton Emerging Markets and Global Fixed Income Groups, with over 160 investment professionals located worldwide.1

Investing In The Fund

All investments involve risks, including possible loss of principal. Stock prices fluctuate, sometimes rapidly and dramatically, due to factors affecting individual companies, particular industries or sectors, or general market conditions. Bond prices generally move in the opposite direction of interest rates. Thus, as the prices of bonds in the fund adjust to a rise in interest rates, the fund's share price may decline. Investments in emerging market countries involve special risks including currency fluctuations, economic and political uncertainties, 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. Smaller company stocks have historically exhibited greater price volatility than large company stocks, particularly over the short term. The risks associated with higher-yielding, lower rated securities include higher risks of default and loss of principal. The fund's investments in derivative securities, such as swaps, financial futures and options contracts, and use of 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 markets for particular securities or types of securities are or may become relatively illiquid. Reduced liquidity will have an adverse impact on the security's value and on the Fund's ability to sell such securities when necessary to meet the Fund's liquidity needs or in response to a specific market event. To the extent the fund focuses on particular countries, regions, industries, sectors or types of investment from time to time, it 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. The fund's risk considerations are discussed in the prospectus.

Minimum Investment

$1,000.00

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