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Templeton Foreign Smaller Companies Fund

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Symbol FINEX
CUSIP 353 61F 303
Fund Number 191
Inception Date1 Sep 20, 1991
Distributions Annually
Total Net Assets
(all share classes)
As of 08/31/2015

As of  10/02/2015

NAV2 $15.84  
NAV Change $0.10  
POP3 $16.81  
YTD Total Return at NAV -1.12%
Distribution Rate at NAV N/A
30-day Standardized Yield

Average Annual Total Returns
As of Quarter End 06/30/2015

w/ Sales Charge w/o Sales Charge
1 Yr -10.39% -4.93%
5 Yrs 6.79% 8.07%
10 Yrs 4.67% 5.29%
Life 7.54% 7.81%

Expense Ratio and Sales Charge As of 03/01/2015 (updated annually)

Gross Expense Ratio4 1.67%
Net Expense Ratio 1.67%
Max Initial Sales Charge 5.75%
CDSC 0.00%
12b-1 Fee 0.25%

Fund Description

Strategy Statement
Portfolio Managers
Harlan Hodes
"Templeton Foreign Smaller Companies Fund seeks undervalued smaller capitalization companies outside the U.S. that can capitalize on market inefficiencies in these regions."

Strategy, Benefits, Results


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.


  • Broad Diversification. We invest across many countries and industries, focusing on non-U.S. 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.


Hypothetical $10K Investment

Hypothetical $10K Investment

Investing in the Fund

What Are the Risks?
  • All investments involve risks, including possible loss of principal. 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, in addition to those associated with these markets’ smaller size and lesser liquidity.
  • Smaller, mid-sized and relatively new or unseasoned companies can be particularly sensitive to changing economic conditions, and their prospects for growth are less certain than those of larger, more established companies. Historically, these securities have exhibited greater price volatility than large company stocks, particularly over the short term.
  • These and other considerations are discussed in the fund’s prospectus.

Minimum Investment


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