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Templeton Global Bond Fund

Features a solid, long-term track record and global diversification that can make the fund an attractive option to complement a retirement plan’s domestic fixed income investment menu.

    Templeton Global Bond Fund
    Advisor Class Shares
    As of December 31, 2013
    Symbol/
    CUSIP
    Morningstar
    Category
    fi360 Fiduciary Score®
    (# of Peers)
    Score Avg 1yr Avg 3yr Avg 5yr Avg 10yr
    TGBAX World Bond 0 6 13 8 5
    (275) (245) (183) (131) (93)

    fi360 Fiduciary Score® is a peer percentile ranking of an investment against a set of quantitative due diligence criteria selected to reflect prudent fiduciary management. The fi360 Fiduciary Score should not be used as the sole source of information in an investment decision. Visit fi360.com/fi360-Fiduciary-Score for the complete methodology document.1


    Key Points


    • Global Diversification
      Templeton Global Bond Fund includes investments in 23 countries and 18 currencies as of 12/31/13.2 Although global diversification does not assure profit or protect against a loss, it may help plan participants provide a hedge against U.S. interest rate cycles, economic conditions and other domestic risk.
    • Strong Performance Record
      Templeton Global Bond Fund Advisor Class performance ranked in the top quartile of the Morningstar World Bond Category for the 1-, 3-, 5- and 10-year periods ended 12/31/13.3
    • Low Expenses, Active Management
      As of 12/31/13, Templeton Global Bond Fund Advisor Class net expense ratio was 0.65%, versus 0.74% for the Lipper International Income Fund category average.