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Franklin Global Listed Infrastructure Fund

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Symbol
CUSIP 353 533 623
Fund Number 997
Inception Date1 Sep 06, 2013
Distributions Quarterly
Total Net Assets
(all share classes)
As of 03/31/2014
$9.1
(millions)

As of  04/17/2014

NAV2 $11.71  
NAV Change $0.00  
POP3 $12.42  
YTD Total Return at NAV 8.93%
Distribution Rate at NAV
30-day Standardized Yield4
As of 03/31/2014 (updated monthly)
1.67%

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

w/ Sales Charge w/o Sales Charge
1 Yr
5 Yrs
10 Yrs
Life 10.21% 16.93%

Expense Ratio and Sales Charge As of 09/06/2013 (updated annually)

Gross Expense Ratio5 2.86%
Net Expense Ratio 1.45%
Max Initial Sales Charge 5.75%
CDSC 0.00%
12b-1 Fee 0.30%

Fund Description

Strategy Statement
Portfolio Managers
Wilson Magee
"Global listed infrastructure as an asset class appears poised for strong growth potential, driven by aging infrastructure, population growth and public fiscal constraints."

Strategy, Benefits

Strategy

  • The fund invests in the securities of companies whose principal business is the ownership, management, construction, operation, utilization or financing of infrastructure assets and which are located around the world, including emerging markets.
  • We combine top-down macro analysis with bottom-up research of individual stocks to locate investment opportunities.
  • While benchmark aware, we rely primarily on our team’s research and local expertise when making investment decisions.

Benefits

  • Growth Potential. The fund provides access to a market with attractive growth potential that spans both developed and emerging markets.
  • Diversified Source of Income. Global listed infrastructure securities offer an added source of income beyond traditional fixed income asset classes, which could make the fund compelling to yield-oriented investors.

  • Experienced Management. Franklin Templeton Real Asset Advisors has been investing globally since 1984.

Results

Hypothetical $10K Investment

Hypothetical $10K Investment

Investing in the Fund

What Are the Risks?
  • All investments involve risks, including possible loss of principal.
  • Investments in infrastructure-related securities involve special risks, such as high interest costs, high leverage and increased susceptibility to adverse economic or regulatory developments affecting the sector.
  • Investments in utility company securities, if purchased for dividend yield, involve additional interest rate risks. When interest rates have risen, the stock prices of these companies have tended to fall. Thus, as the prices of utility company stocks in the fund adjust to a rise in interest rates, the fund’s share price may decline.
  • By focusing on an industry or group of industries, the fund carries much greater risk of adverse developments and price movements in such industries than a fund that invests in a wider variety of industries.
  • Special risks are associated with foreign investing, including currency rate fluctuations, economic instability and political developments. The risks of foreign investing may be greater in developing or emerging markets.
  • Investors should be comfortable with fluctuations in the value of their investment, as small and mid-sized-company stocks can be volatile, especially over the short term.
  • Smaller or 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.
  • The fund’s use of derivatives and foreign currency techniques involve special risks as such techniques may not achieve the anticipated benefits and/or may result in losses to the fund.
  • These and other risk considerations are discussed in the fund’s prospectus.

Minimum Investment

$1,000.00

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