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Templeton BRIC Fund

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

PRICE AND YTD RETURN As of 02/12/2016

NAV up $0.07 $7.10
POP $7.53
YTD Total return at Nav -13.73%
1 YEAR RETURN -19.48%
5 YEAR RETURN -11.02%
Since inception Inception: 06/01/2006 -1.10%

KEY STATS

Investment Category Value
Distributions Annually
CUSIP 880 19R 757
Fund Number 405
Inception Date Jun 01, 2006
Total Net Assets (all share classes) As of 01/31/2016 $116.5 (M)
Distribution Rate at NAV N/A
30-Day Standardized yield N/A

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

Gross Expense Ratio 2.04%
Net Expense Ratio 1.97%
Max Initial Sales Charge 5.75%
CDSC 0.00%
12b-1 Fee 0.25%

Fund Description

The fund seeks long-term capital appreciation by normally investing at least 80% of its net assets in securities of "BRIC companies"—those companies that are organized under the laws of, have a principal office in, or have its principal trading market in Brazil, Russia, India or China (including the People's Republic of China, Hong Kong and Taiwan); or derive a significant share of their total revenue or profit from, or have a significant portion of their assets in, BRIC countries.

Strategy Statement

"We believe Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRIC) present strong investment opportunities, as they are still under-researched and offer capital appreciation potential unlike any other region."

Mark Mobius, Ph.D

Management

Mark Mobius, Ph.D

Mark Mobius, Ph.D

  • Joined Franklin Templeton in 1987
  • Managed Fund Since 2006
Dennis Lim

Dennis Lim

  • Joined Franklin Templeton in 1990
  • Managed Fund Since 2006
Tom Wu, MBA

Tom Wu, MBA

  • Joined Franklin Templeton in 1987
  • Managed Fund Since 2006
Allan Lam

Allan Lam

  • Joined Franklin Templeton in 1987
  • Managed Fund Since 2011

Overall Morningstar Rating As of 01/31/2016

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 01/31/2016

Years Ratings Funds
in category
3
1 Stars
581
5
1 Stars
392
10
Stars

Morningstar Style Box As of 09/30/2015

Strategy, Benefits, Results

Strategy

Our strategy is built upon the following Templeton cornerstones, which have been in place for over half a century.

  • Search Globally. We believe bargains have no borders when searching for the best investment opportunities.
  • Seek Value. We search worldwide for stocks selling at prices we believe are low relative to their true value.
  • Perform Fundamental, Bottom-Up Research. We conduct in-person visits and perform extensive fundamental research to model a company's potential future earnings, cash flow and asset value relative to its stock price.
  • Practice Patient, Long-Term Investing. We evaluate a company's potential for earnings and growth over a five-year horizon.

Benefits

  • Dynamic Growth Exposure. Our investment mix is designed to take advantage of dynamic growth opportunities in the BRIC regions (the four major emerging market economies).
  • Record of Low Correlation. Stock markets in the BRIC nations are uniquely positioned in terms of industry strengths and economic drivers, which have contributed to a record of low correlation to each other.
  • Unparalleled Emerging Markets Experience. Investors can benefit from lead manager Dr. Mark Mobius, a trailblazer in emerging markets investing with over 30 years of investing experience.
  • Unsurpassed Global Resources. Our global reach includes offices in the four BRIC regions: Rio de Janeiro, Moscow, Mumbai and Hong Kong.

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