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Franklin Mutual Financial Services Fund

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Symbol TFSIX
CUSIP 354 026 106
Fund Number 479
Inception Date1 Aug 19, 1997
Distributions Semiannually
Total Net Assets
(all share classes)
As of 10/31/2015

As of  11/23/2015

NAV2 $20.19  
NAV Change -$0.04  
POP3 $21.42  
YTD Total Return at NAV 9.74%
Distribution Rate at NAV N/A
30-day Standardized Yield

Average Annual Total Returns
As of Quarter End 09/30/2015

w/ Sales Charge w/o Sales Charge
1 Yr -0.06% 6.05%
5 Yrs 9.44% 10.75%
10 Yrs 2.61% 3.22%
Life 8.18% 8.53%

Expense Ratio and Sales Charge As of 05/01/2015 (updated annually)

Gross Expense Ratio4 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
Andrew Sleeman
"We look for financial-services companies in sectors such as banks, brokerage firms, and insurance companies to uncover companies that appear to be trading at a discount to their intrinsic worth."

Andrew Sleeman, CFA®
Joined Franklin Templeton in 2007
Managed Fund Since 2009

Strategy, Benefits, Results


At Franklin Mutual Series, we focus on recognizing value that other investors might miss.

Our goal is to deliver solid, risk-adjusted returns year in and year out. Over the last 60 years, Franklin Mutual Series’ consistent, deep-value approach has benefited shareholders with long-term investment horizons.

  • Opportunistic Value Investors. Our core investments are in undervalued stocks with viable catalysts that we believe will change the way the market views their true worth.
  • Think and Act Like Company Owners. We won’t hesitate to become activist investors if our shareholders’ interests need to be protected.
  • Strive To Reduce Risk. Our unique strategy has historically provided the fund with lower volatility than the overall market and has enabled us to deliver strong results over the long term.


  • Financial Services Exposure. We aim to take advantage of a broad range of opportunities particular to the financial service's industry.
  • A Record of Lower Volatility.
  • Activism. Managers go the extra mile and will influence company management to help unlock that company's full potential for the benefit of our shareholders.


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.
  • Investing in a single-sector fund involves special risks, including greater sensitivity to economic, political or regulatory developments impacting the sector.
  • The fund’s investments in foreign securities involve special risks including currency fluctuations, and economic and political uncertainties.
  • The fund’s investments in smaller company stocks carry an increased risk of price fluctuation, particularly over the short term.
  • The fund may also invest in companies engaged in mergers, reorganizations or liquidations, which involves special risks, as pending deals may not be completed on time or on favorable terms. The fund’s investments in lower-rated bonds entail higher credit risk.
  • These and other risks are described more fully in the fund’s prospectus.

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