Franklin International Small Cap Growth Fund

This fund or share class has been closed to new investors.

PRICE AND YTD RETURN As of 07/22/2016

NAV down $-0.13 $17.13
POP $18.18
YTD Total return at Nav -7.65%
1 YEAR RETURN -14.43%
10 YEAR RETURN 5.28%


Investment Category Growth
Distributions Annually
CUSIP 353 533 763
Fund Number 195
Inception Date Oct 15, 2002
Total Net Assets (all share classes) As of 06/30/2016 $1,435.2 (M)
Distribution Rate at NAV N/A
30-Day Standardized yield N/A

SALES CHARGE, EXPENSES, & FEES As of 12/01/2015 (updated annually)

Gross Expense Ratio 1.36%
Net Expense Ratio 1.36%
Max Initial Sales Charge 5.75%
CDSC 0.00%
12b-1 Fee 0.24%

Fund Description

The fund invests predominantly in the equity securities of smaller international companies that the managers feel are poised for long-term growth.

Strategy Statement

"Our investment philosophy is focused on achieving long-term capital appreciation from investments in smaller capitalization growth stocks, while managing risk through a disciplined investment process."

Ed Lugo, CFA®, MBA


Ed Lugo, CFA, MBA

Ed Lugo, CFA®, MBA

  • Joined Franklin Templeton in 1995
  • Managed Fund Since 2006

Overall Morningstar Rating As of 06/30/2016

Rating Category: Foreign Small/Mid Blend

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
4 Stars
4 Stars

Morningstar Style Box As of 03/31/2016

Strategy, Benefits, Results


  • We seek to identify contributors to the fund through an economic cycle by investing in overlooked and undervalued growth companies.
  • Our fund managers use several valuation techniques to filter through the near-term noise and focus on analysis five years out.
  • Our roundtable discussions seek to ensure that the expert insights of all team members are applied to each investment idea.


  • Small-Cap Expertise. Our experienced investment team has extensive small-cap investment experience.
  • Risk Management. We manage risk through a disciplined, bottom-up investment process.
  • Diversification. Our fund may display broad country and sector exposures while also allocating a portion of the portfolio to emerging markets.

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