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Templeton Asian Growth Fund

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Symbol FASQX
CUSIP 880 19R 633
Fund Number 490
Inception Date1 Nov 01, 2010
Distributions Annually
Total Net Assets
(all share classes)
As of 03/31/2014
$10.1
(millions)

As of  04/24/2014

NAV2 $8.98  
NAV Change -$0.01  
POP3 $9.53  
YTD Total Return at NAV 4.42%
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 -11.26% -5.88%
5 Yrs
10 Yrs
Life -4.28% -2.60%

Expense Ratio and Sales Charge As of 08/01/2013 (updated annually)

Gross Expense Ratio4,5 3.00%
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
Mark Mobius
"Asia is the largest emerging markets region in the world, home to some of the fastest growing economies globally and more than half of the world's population, giving the region a huge consumer base."

Mark Mobius, Ph.D.
Joined Franklin Templeton in 1987
Managed Fund since 2010

Strategy, Benefits, Results

Strategy

Our strategy is built upon the following Templeton cornerstones, which have been in place for over half a century.

  • 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

  • Asia Exposure. Our investment mix is designed to take advantage of dynamic growth opportunities in the Asia region, including Hong Kong, Korea, China, Taiwan and Thailand.
  • Unparalleled Emerging Markets Experience. Investors can benefit from lead manager Dr. Mark Mobius, a trailblazer in emerging markets investing with over 30 years of investing experience.

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 have historically outperformed other asset classes over the long term but tend to fluctuate more dramatically over the short term.
  • Risks associated with international investing include currency fluctuations, economic instability and political developments; emerging markets involve heightened risks related to these same factors.
  • The fund may experience greater volatility than a fund that is more broadly diversified geographically.
  • The fund is designed for the aggressive portion of a well-diversified portfolio.
  • These and other risks are described more fully in the fund’s prospectus.

Minimum Investment

$1,000.00

How Financial Advisors Help You

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