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Templeton Emerging Markets Balanced Fund

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Symbol TAEMX
CUSIP 880 19R 575
Fund Number 080
Inception Date1 Oct 03, 2011
Distributions Quarterly
Total Net Assets
(all share classes)
As of 03/31/2014
$43.1
(millions)

As of  04/22/2014

NAV2 $10.36  
NAV Change $0.02  
POP3 $10.99  
YTD Total Return at NAV 0.63%
Distribution Rate at NAV 0.53%
30-day Standardized Yield4,5
As of 03/31/2014 (updated monthly)
2.89%

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

w/ Sales Charge w/o Sales Charge
1 Yr -13.52% -8.27%
5 Yrs
10 Yrs
Life 0.97% 3.39%

Expense Ratio and Sales Charge As of 08/01/2013 (updated annually)

Gross Expense Ratio6,7 2.11%
Net Expense Ratio 1.45%
Max Initial Sales Charge 5.75%
CDSC 0.00%
12b-1 Fee 0.17%

Fund Description

Portfolio Managers

Mark Mobius, Ph.D.
Joined Franklin Templeton in 1987
Managed Fund since 2011

Dennis Lim
Joined Franklin Templeton in 1990
Managed Fund since 2011

Tom Wu
Joined Franklin Templeton in 1987
Managed Fund since 2011

Allan Lam
Joined Franklin Templeton in 1987
Managed Fund since 2011

Michael Hasenstab, Ph.D.
Joined Franklin Templeton in 1995
Managed Fund since 2011

Laura Burakreis
Joined Franklin Templeton in 2006
Managed Fund since 2011

Strategy, Benefits, Results

Strategy

  • The Templeton Emerging Markets Balanced Fund is a fund that invests in at least 25% of its net assets in equity securities and at least 25% of its net assets in debt securities and adjusts the allocation to each to pursue relative opportunities across:
    • Asset Classes
    • Sectors
    • Regions
    • Countries
  • The equity strategy applies a fundamental research, value-oriented, long-term approach to identify undervalued or out-of-favor securities.
  • The fixed income strategy seeks to identify economic imbalances and market inefficiencies that may lead to relative opportunities in interest rates, currencies and credit.

Benefits

  • One Stop Solution for Emerging Markets Investing. An emerging markets balanced strategy provides a broad opportunity set that can capitalize on both equity and fixed income prospects within emerging markets.
  • Fundamentally Value Oriented. The fund employs a collaborative investment approach combining rigorous fundamental analysis with top-down asset allocation views, attempting to identify relative opportunities across the fund’s investment spectrum.
  • Experience and Expertise. Led by Mark Mobius and Michael Hasenstab, two recognized managers in emerging markets and global investing, the fund will leverage the global research expertise of the Templeton Emerging Markets and Global Fixed Income Groups, with over 160 investment professionals located worldwide. 1

1. As of June 30, 2011.

Results

Hypothetical $10K Investment

Hypothetical $10K Investment

Investing in the Fund

All investments involve risks, including possible loss of principal. Stock prices fluctuate, sometimes rapidly and dramatically, due to factors affecting individual companies, particular industries or sectors, or general market conditions. Bond prices generally move in the opposite direction of interest rates. Thus, as the prices of bonds in the fund adjust to a rise in interest rates, the fund’s share price may decline. Investments in emerging market countries involve special risks including currency fluctuations, economic and political uncertainties, 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 exhibited greater price volatility than large company stocks, particularly over the short term. The risks associated with higher-yielding, lower rated securities include higher risks of default and loss of principal. The fund’s investments in derivative securities, such as swaps, financial futures and options contracts, and use of foreign currency techniques involve special risks, as such techniques may not achieve the anticipated benefits and/or may result in losses to the fund. To the extent the fund focuses on particular countries, regions, industries, sectors or types of investment from time to time, it may be subject to greater risks of adverse developments in such areas of focus than a fund that invests in a wider variety of countries, regions, industries, sectors or investments. The fund's risk considerations are discussed in the prospectus.

Minimum Investment

$1,000.00

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