Templeton Emerging Markets Small Cap Fund

PRICE AND YTD RETURN As of 07/22/2016

NAV up $0.07 $11.91
POP $12.64
YTD Total return at Nav 5.21%

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

Sales Charge

1 YEAR RETURN -13.71%
5 YEAR RETURN -1.50%
Since inception Inception: 10/02/2006 3.07%


Investment Category Value
Distributions Annually
CUSIP 880 19R 732
Fund Number 426
Inception Date Oct 02, 2006
Total Net Assets (all share classes) As of 06/30/2016 $681.0 (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 2.00%
Net Expense Ratio 1.98%
Max Initial Sales Charge 5.75%
CDSC 0.00%
12b-1 Fee 0.25%

Fund Description

The fund seeks long-term capital appreciation by investing at least 80% of its net assets in securities of small-cap companies located in emerging market countries. This includes small-cap companies whose principal securities trading markets are in emerging market countries or that derive significant revenue or profits from emerging market countries.

Strategy Statement

"Utilizing our vast global research capabilities, we look for emerging market small-cap stocks consistent with Templeton's philosophy of investing in overlooked and under-researched companies."

Mark Mobius, Ph.D


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 06/30/2016

Rating Category: Diversified Emerging Mkts

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
4 Stars
4 Stars

Morningstar Style Box As of 03/31/2016

Strategy, Benefits, Results


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.


  • Unsurpassed Global Resources. Our global reach includes offices in Hong Kong, Buenos Aires, Moscow, Singapore, Mumbai, Johannesburg and Dubai.
  • Small Cap Emerging Markets Exposure. Our investment mix is designed to take advantage of dynamic small-cap emerging market growth opportunities as they arise across the globe.
  • 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.

Investing In The Fund

What Are the Risks?
  • All investments involve risks, including possible loss of principal.
  • Stocks historically have outperformed other asset classes over the long term, but tend to fluctuate more dramatically over the short term.
  • Value securities may not increase in price as anticipated, or may decline further in value.
  • Risks associated with foreign investing include currency fluctuations, economic instability and political developments.
  • Investments in emerging market countries involve heightened risks related to the same factors, 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 had more price volatility than large-company stocks, particularly over the short term.
  • A non-diversified fund involves the risk of greater price fluctuation than a more diversified portfolio. Because the may invest a greater portion of its assets in the securities of one issuer than a diversified fund, it may be more sensitive to economic, business, political or other changes affecting similar issuers or securities.
  • All investments in the fund should be thought of as long-term investments that could experience significant price volatility in any given year.
  • The fund is designed for the aggressive portion of a well-diversified portfolio.
  • These and other risks are described more fully in the fund’s prospectus.

Minimum Investment


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