PRICE AND YTD RETURN As of 07/25/2016

NAV up $0.05 $12.92
POP $13.71
YTD Total return at Nav 8.39%

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

Sales Charge

1 YEAR RETURN -8.21%
Since inception Inception: 01/31/2008 2.56%


Investment Category Growth
Distributions Annually
CUSIP 353 61F 857
Fund Number 141
Inception Date Jan 31, 2008
Total Net Assets (all share classes) As of 06/30/2016 $105.0 (M)
Distribution Rate at NAV N/A
30-Day Standardized yield N/A

SALES CHARGE, EXPENSES, & FEES As of 03/01/2016 (updated annually)

Gross Expense Ratio 2.04%
Net Expense Ratio 1.65%
Capped Expense Ratio
Max Initial Sales Charge 5.75%
CDSC 0.00%
12b-1 Fee 0.25%

Fund Description

The fund invests primarily in equity securities of companies based in India, companies that derive a majority of their revenues or profits from the Indian economy, or companies with a majority of their assets in India.

Strategy Statement

"Our stable and experienced investment team utilizes their in-depth regional knowledge and a fundamental, bottom-up research methodology to invest in the Indian equity market."

Stephen Dover, CFA®, MBA


Sukumar Rajah, MBA

Sukumar Rajah, MBA

  • Joined Franklin Templeton in 1994
  • Managed Fund Since 2014
Stephen Dover, CFA, MBA

Stephen Dover, CFA®, MBA

  • Joined Franklin Templeton in 1997
  • Managed Fund Since 2008
Purav Jhaveri, CFA, MBA

Purav Jhaveri, CFA®, MBA

  • Joined Franklin Templeton in 2000
  • Managed Fund Since 2008

Overall Morningstar Rating As of 06/30/2016

Rating Category: India Equity

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 06/30/2016

Years Ratings Funds
in category
2 Stars

Morningstar Style Box As of 03/31/2016

Strategy, Benefits, Results


  • We are long-term, bottom-up investors targeting companies we believe have incorrectly priced growth prospects.
  • We focus on companies with revenue and free cash-flow growth potential as well as the ability to sustain high return on capital in the long term.
  • We strive to evaluate businesses, managements and identify trends to make better long-term investment decisions.


  • India Expertise. Our team scouts for investment ideas across all market capitalizations and meets face-to-face with companies.
  • Local Presence. Franklin Templeton has had a local presence in India since 1993, and has gained valuable market experience for making investment selections.
  • Attractive Growth Drivers. Economic and demographic drivers of growth lead us to believe that India may offer excellent long-term investment opportunities.

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, including companies’ smaller sizes, lesser liquidity and potential lack of established legal, political, business and social frameworks to support securities markets in country.
  • The fund may also experience greater volatility than a fund that is more broadly diversified geographically.
  • 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


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