PRICE AND YTD RETURN As of 02/10/2016

NAV up $0.11 $9.43
POP $10.01
YTD Total return at Nav -11.46%

AVERAGE ANNUAL TOTAL RETURNS As of Quarter end 12/31/2015

Sales Charge

1 YEAR RETURN -5.66%
5 YEAR RETURN 1.52%
Since inception Inception: 06/03/2008 0.80%

KEY STATS

Investment Category Growth
Distributions Annually
CUSIP 353 533 730
Fund Number 429
Inception Date Jun 03, 2008
Total Net Assets (all share classes) As of 01/31/2016 $396.6 (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 0.25%

Fund Description

The fund seeks capital appreciation by investing predominantly in the equity securities of mid-and large capitalization companies outside the U.S. with long-term growth potential.

Strategy Statement

"Our experienced investment team utilizes a disciplined investment process for managing a fund of what we believe are the most attractive high-quality sustainable growth companies."

Don Huber, CFA®

Management

Don Huber, CFA

Don Huber, CFA®

  • Joined Franklin Templeton in 2002
  • Managed Fund Since 2014
Coleen Barbeau

Coleen Barbeau

  • Joined Franklin Templeton in 1983
  • Managed Fund Since 2008
M. Par Rostom, CFA

M. Par Rostom, CFA®

  • Joined Franklin Templeton in 2005
  • Managed Fund Since 2008

Overall Morningstar Rating As of 01/31/2016

Rating Category: Foreign Large Growth

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
323
5
1 Stars
288
10
Stars

Morningstar Style Box As of 12/31/2015

Strategy, Benefits, Results

Strategy

  • We are long-term, bottom-up investors looking to buy companies with strong business models and sustainable future growth potential.
  • We look anywhere in the world for potential investment opportunities, seeking mid- and large-cap companies capable of the most growth.
  • Our investment team strives to understand each company's business model, profitability and future growth prospects.

Benefits

  • International Expertise. Our experienced investment team has extensive international investment experience.
  • Global Diversification. Foreign investments may provide additional portfolio diversification as international markets often move out of step with the U.S. market.
  • International Opportunity. Many of the world's most prominent corporations are headquartered overseas, and investors who add international holdings to their portfolios can take advantage of a broader array of opportunity.
  • Multinational Company Exposure. We invest in mid- and large-cap international companies that have a presence in multiple countries and regions around the world, making these companies less likely to be as affected by adverse economic or political situations in any given country.

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 related to the same factors, as well as these markets’ smaller size and lesser liquidity.
  • These and other risks are discussed in the fund’s prospectus.

Minimum Investment

$1,000.00

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