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Franklin International Small Cap Growth Fund

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Symbol FINAX
CUSIP 353 533 763
Fund Number 195
Inception Date1 Oct 15, 2002
Distributions Annually
Total Net Assets
(all share classes)
As of 03/31/2014
$1,883.9
(millions)

As of  04/17/2014

NAV2 $22.55  
NAV Change $0.15  
POP3 $23.93  
YTD Total Return at NAV 0.09%
Distribution Rate at NAV N/A
30-day Standardized Yield
N/A

Average Annual Total Returns4
As of Quarter End 03/31/2014

w/ Sales Charge w/o Sales Charge
1 Yr 20.97% 28.35%
5 Yrs 22.72% 24.19%
10 Yrs 13.52% 14.20%
Life 17.15% 17.75%

Expense Ratio and Sales Charge As of 12/01/2013 (updated annually)

Gross Expense Ratio5 1.44%
Net Expense Ratio 1.44%
Max Initial Sales Charge 5.75%
CDSC 0.00%
12b-1 Fee 0.30%

Fund Description

Strategy Statement
Portfolio Managers
Edwin Lugo
"Our investment philosophy is focused on achieving long-term capital appreciation from investments in smaller capitalization growth stocks, while managing risk through a disciplined investment process."

Edwin Lugo II, CFA®
Joined Franklin Templeton in 2006
Managed Fund since 2006

Strategy, Benefits, Results

Strategy

  • We seek to identify contributors to the fund through an economic cycle by investing in overlooked and undervalued growth companies.
  • Our fund managers use several valuation techniques to filter through the near-term noise and focus on analysis five years out.
  • Our roundtable discussions seek to ensure that the expert insights of all team members are applied to each investment idea.

Benefits

  • Small-Cap Expertise. Our experienced investment team has extensive small-cap investment experience.
  • Risk Management. We manage risk through a disciplined, bottom-up investment process.
  • Diversification. Our fund may display broad country and sector exposures while also allocating a portion of the portfolio to emerging 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.
  • The fund is intended for long-term investors comfortable with fluctuation in the value of their investment, especially over the short term.
  • Smaller, relatively new and/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.
  • Foreign investing involves risks such as currency and market volatility, as well as political and social instability.
  • Investments in emerging market countries involve heightened risks, 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 had more price volatility than large-company stocks, particularly over the short term.
  • The fund invests in technology stocks, which can be highly volatile.
  • These and other risk considerations are discussed in the fund’s prospectus.

Minimum Investment

$1,000.00

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