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Templeton Global Smaller Companies Fund

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Symbol TEMGX
CUSIP 880 22L 102
Fund Number 103
Inception Date1 Jun 01, 1981
Distributions Annually
Total Net Assets
(all share classes)
As of 03/31/2014
$1,195.6
(millions)

As of  04/16/2014

NAV2 $8.97  
NAV Change $0.10  
POP3 $9.52  
YTD Total Return at NAV -0.55%
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 15.54% 22.54%
5 Yrs 22.62% 24.11%
10 Yrs 7.37% 8.01%
Life 10.24% 10.44%

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

Gross Expense Ratio4 1.39%
Net Expense Ratio 1.39%
Max Initial Sales Charge 5.75%
CDSC 0.00%
12b-1 Fee 0.25%

Fund Description

Strategy Statement
Portfolio Managers
Harlan Hodes
"Templeton Global Smaller Companies Fund has a long-term, value-oriented stock picking investment strategy."

Harlan Hodes, CPA
Joined Franklin Templeton in 2001
Managed Fund since 2007

Strategy, Benefits, Results

Strategy

Our strategy is built upon the following Templeton cornerstones, which have been in place for more than 70 years.

  • 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.

Benefits

  • Broad Diversification. We invest across many countries and industries, focusing on companies with less than $2 billion in market cap.
  • Global Presence. Our global reach includes offices in Edinburgh, Nassau and Singapore, as well as Shanghai, Mumbai, Warsaw and Dubai.
  • A Clear Philosophy, Consistently Applied. Disciplines and traditions founded by Sir John Templeton in 1940 continue today.

Results

Hypothetical $10K Investment

Hypothetical $10K Investment

Investing in the Fund

What Are the Risks?
  • All investments involve risks, including possible loss of principal.
  • Stocks historically have outperformed other asset classes over the long term, but tend to fluctuate more dramatically over the short term.
  • Value securities may not increase in price as anticipated, or may decline further in value.
  • Smaller-company stocks have historically exhibited greater price volatility, particularly over the short term.
  • Special risks are associated with foreign investing, including currency fluctuations, economic instability and political developments.
  • Investments in emerging markets involve heightened risks related to the same factors, as well as risks associated with these markets’ smaller size and lesser liquidity.
  • Smaller-company stocks have historically exhibited greater price volatility than large-company stocks, particularly over the short term.
  • These and other risks are described more fully in the fund’s prospectus.

Minimum Investment

$1,000.00

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