Fund Description

The Fund invests at least 80% of its net assets in securities of developing market countries.

Strategy Statement

"We believe in the dynamic growth potential of emerging market regions. With analysts around the globe, we identify emerging market stocks that may be some of the best bargains the world has to offer. "

Mark Mobius, Ph.D


Mark Mobius, Ph.D

Mark Mobius, Ph.D

  • Joined Franklin Templeton in 1987
  • Managed Fund Since 1991
Tom Wu, MBA

Tom Wu, MBA

  • Joined Franklin Templeton in 1987
  • Managed Fund Since 1991
Dennis Lim

Dennis Lim

  • Joined Franklin Templeton in 1990
  • Managed Fund Since 2001
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
1 Stars
1 Stars
1 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.
  • Emerging Markets Exposure. The fund's investment mix is designed to take advantage of dynamic emerging market growth opportunities as they arise across the globe.
  • Record of Low Correlation. Stock markets in emerging market countries are uniquely positioned in terms of industry strengths and economic drivers. This has contributed to a record of low correlation among these countries.
  • 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.
  • Risks associated with foreign investing include currency fluctuations, economic instability and political developments.
  • Investments in developing markets, of which frontier markets are a subset, 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.
  • Because these frameworks are typically even less developed in frontier markets, as well as various factors including the increased potential for extreme price volatility, illiquidity, trade barriers and exchange controls, the risks associated with developing markets are magnified in frontier markets.
  • Templeton Developing Markets Trust 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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