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Franklin Templeton Global Allocation Fund

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Symbol FGAAX
CUSIP 353 61F 774
Fund Number 099
Inception Date1 Sep 01, 2011
Distributions Annually
Total Net Assets
(all share classes)
As of 03/31/2014
$45.2
(millions)

As of  04/17/2014

NAV2 $11.10  
NAV Change $0.05  
POP3 $11.78  
YTD Total Return at NAV -0.36%
Distribution Rate at NAV N/A
30-day Standardized Yield
N/A

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

w/ Sales Charge w/o Sales Charge
1 Yr 1.55% 7.77%
5 Yrs
10 Yrs
Life 3.90% 6.31%

Expense Ratio and Sales Charge As of 10/01/2013 (updated annually)

Gross Expense Ratio4,5 1.59%
Net Expense Ratio 1.32%
Max Initial Sales Charge 5.75%
CDSC 0.00%
12b-1 Fee 0.30%

Fund Description

Strategy Statement
Portfolio Managers
Samer Habl
"The fund's tactical asset allocation strategy helps us take advantage of changing global capital market conditions, helping us to manage overall fund exposures."

Samer Habl
Joined Franklin Templeton in 2010
Managed Fund since 2011

Strategy, Benefits, Results

Strategy

  • The fund seeks total return by utilizing a two-tiered approach, investing in a core portfolio and independently implementing a tactical asset allocation strategy.
  • The core portfolio allocation provides exposure to specialized Franklin Templeton strategies with expertise ranging across a broad spectrum of domestic and global asset classes.
  • Independent of its investments in the core portfolio strategies, the fund's tactical allocation strategy will actively adjust exposures in key asset classes seeking to exploit global market inefficiencies to identify attractive investment opportunities on a relative basis among asset classes, countries, and currencies.

Benefits

  • A Wealth of Expertise. The fund leverages the vast resources of one of the nation's leading mutual fund providers, Franklin Templeton Investments, with representation from multiple underlying investment management groups.
  • Broad Diversification. The fund's global mandate focuses on providing exposure to a wide range of asset classes, countries and currencies.
  • Focus on Risk Management. The tactical strategy employed by the fund is designed to allow the investment manager greater flexibility to dynamically manage risk by actively navigating multiple factors that influence global markets.

Results

Hypothetical $10K Investment

Hypothetical $10K Investment

Investing in the Fund

What Are the Risks?
  • All investments involve risks, including possible loss of principal.
  • Generally, investors should be comfortable with fluctuation in the value of their investments, especially over the short term.
  • 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.
  • Foreign investing carries additional risks such as currency and market volatility and political or social instability, risks which are heightened in developing countries.
  • Derivatives, including currency management strategies, involve costs and can create economic leverage in the portfolio which may result in significant volatility and cause the fund to participate in losses (as well as enable gains) on an amount that exceeds the fund’s initial investment. The fund may not achieve the anticipated benefits, and may realize losses when counterparty fails to perform as promised.
  • Because the fund allocates assets to a variety of investment strategies involving certain risks, Franklin Templeton Global Allocation Fund may be subject to those same risks.
  • These and other risks are described more fully in the fund’s prospectus.

Minimum Investment

$1,000.00

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