FINAX

Franklin International Small Cap Growth Fund

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

PRICE AND YTD RETURN As of 02/12/2016

NAV up $0.17 $16.59
POP $17.60
YTD Total return at Nav -10.57%
1 YEAR RETURN 0.29%
5 YEAR RETURN 6.11%
10 YEAR RETURN 7.63%

KEY STATS

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 01/31/2016 $1,757.3 (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 1.67%
Net Expense Ratio 1.44%
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

Management

Ed Lugo, CFA, MBA

Ed Lugo, CFA®, MBA

  • Joined Franklin Templeton in 1995
  • Managed Fund Since 2006

Overall Morningstar Rating As of 01/31/2016

Rating Category: Foreign Small/Mid Blend

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 01/31/2016

Years Ratings Funds
in category
3
3 Stars
65
5
4 Stars
55
10
4 Stars
20

Morningstar Style Box As of 12/31/2015

Strategy, Benefits, Results

Strategy

  • 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.

Benefits

  • 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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