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Templeton Emerging Markets Bond Fund

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Symbol FEMGX
CUSIP 880 208 830
Fund Number 072
Inception Date1 Apr 01, 2013
Distributions Quarterly
Total Net Assets
(all share classes)
As of 03/31/2014
$15.0
(millions)

As of  04/23/2014

NAV2 $9.60  
NAV Change -$0.01  
POP3 $10.03  
YTD Total Return at NAV 0.07%
Distribution Rate at NAV 3.55%
30-day Standardized Yield4,5
As of 03/31/2014 (updated monthly)
6.18%

Average Annual Total Returns
As of Quarter End 03/31/2014

w/ Sales Charge w/o Sales Charge
1 Yr
5 Yrs
10 Yrs
Life -4.35% -0.14%

Expense Ratio and Sales Charge As of 01/01/2014 (updated annually)

Gross Expense Ratio6,7 2.39%
Net Expense Ratio 1.23%
Max Initial Sales Charge 4.25%
CDSC 0.00%
12b-1 Fee 0.21%

Fund Description

Strategy Statement
Portfolio Managers
Michael Hasenstab, Ph.D.
"Emerging market bonds provide exposure to different interest rate and currency dynamics, as well as attractive yields offered by developing countries around the world."

Michael Hasenstab, Ph.D.
Joined Franklin Templeton in 1995
Managed Fund since 2013

Strategy, Benefits

Strategy

  • Quantitative and qualitative analysis is supplemented with on-the-ground research, leveraging the resources of local analysts around the world to identify investment opportunities and risks that a solely U.S.-based manager might miss.
  • Research efforts focus on rigorous country analysis to identify economic imbalances leading to value opportunities in currencies, interest rates (duration) and sovereign and corporate credit.
  • We continually evaluate risk, shifting the risk budget based on relative attractiveness over the course of global economic and credit cycles.

Benefits

  • Income potential. By investing in emerging market bonds, the fund can potentially offer an attractive level of income.
  • Economic Growth. Emerging markets have increased their share of the global economy and capital markets, a trend which we believe is likely to continue.
  • Diversification. Adding emerging markets fixed income securities to an overall investment portfolio including other major asset classes offers investors the potential for greater diversification.

Results

Hypothetical $10K Investment

Hypothetical $10K Investment

Investing in the Fund

What Are the Risks?
  • All investments involve risks, including possible loss of principal.
  • Changes in interest rates will affect the value of the fund’s portfolio and its share price and yield.

  • Changes in the financial strength of a bond issuer or in a bond’s credit rating may affect its value. The risks associated with higher-yielding, lower rated securities include higher risks of default and principal loss.
  • 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, in addition to those associated with their relatively small size and lesser liquidity.
  • The fund’s use of derivatives and foreign currency techniques involve special risks as such techniques may not achieve the anticipated benefits and/or may result in losses to the fund.
  • The fund is also non-diversified, which involves the risk of greater price fluctuation than a more diversified portfolio.
  • These and other risk considerations are discussed in the fund’s prospectus.

Minimum Investment

$1,000.00

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For U.S. residents only.