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Several emerging markets have seized the lead in innovation and are leapfrogging established business models through innovation and technology. Yet, outdated perceptions about them persist. Sticking with these old assumptions can have serious implications for investors.

We believe that an undeniable change in the entire asset class is taking place, driven by the pursuit of a better life. In this context, we encourage investors like you to revisit your current allocation to emerging markets investments.

Take our quiz to test your emerging markets knowledge. Some of the answers might surprise you. If you’d like to find out more, our ‘Quick Guides to Emerging Markets’ break down all the basics and demonstrates how you could benefit from the dynamism of emerging markets.

We are here to help prepare you to take advantage of the opportunities available in the emerging markets asset class today.

Are you an emerging markets guru?

Find out with our four quick-fire questions.

1 / 4

Over the past three years^, global stock markets have done quite well. The MSCI All Country World Index went up 10% annually*. How much did the stock market go up in China?
^ in Euro and as at 31 January 2019

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  • 15%
  • 13%
  • 11%
  • 9%
2 / 4

Rank the following countries in order of BMW car sales in 2018.

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3 / 4

What % of emerging markets exports go to other emerging market countries?

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  • LESS THAN 30%
  • 30% - 40%
  • 40% - 50%
  • 50% +
4 / 4

Which of these countries consumes more Guinness than Ireland?

Select the correct country from the list below

  • Germany
  • Denmark
  • Nigeria
  • China
1 / 4

Which one of these countries has the biggest representation^ on the list of the world’s largest 100 companies (after the US)?
^ Weighted by market capitalisation

Select the correct country

  • Germany
  • Switzerland
  • China
  • United Kingdom
  • Japan
2 / 4

Three of these stock markets went up by around 50% over the past three years^. Which one did not?
^ Cumulative Returns in Euro and as at 30 June 2019

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3 / 4

Which of the following retail events generates the most online revenue?

Select the correct holiday from the list below

  • Black Friday in the US
  • Cyber Monday in the US
  • US Thanksgiving sales
  • Singles Day in China
4 / 4

Out of the following countries, which has the fastest mobile internet connection speed on average?

Select the correct sim card

  • USA
  • Sweden
  • Hong Kong
  • South Korea
7 / 8

Which one of these is not among the largest five companies in the world?

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The middle-class market in China in 2030 will account for 14.1 trillion US-Dollar, followed by India with 12.3 trillion US-Dollar, signalling huge growth and consumption opportunities. Both are comparable in size to a U.S. middle-class market at that time of 15.9 trillion US-Dollar1.

A huge factor in China`s growth has been in the investment in infrastructure. The amount of cement used in China between 2012 and 2015 was the same as all the cement used in the US in the last century2.


Joint Venture


Joint Venture

In Russia, Yandex is Google. Its default language is Cyrillic which has allowed it to remain the overall preferred search engine in Russia. It also has a cloud storage platform, Yandex Disk. Yandex Taxi has recently acquired Uber in Russia, cementing Yandex as one of Russia`s premier tech giants3.


Million Users


Million Users

Among the top three countries by internet users, the USA ranks third. The top spot is occupied by China boasting 746 million users4. This is equalling more than the US, Japan, Germany, UK, France and Spain combined. India comes second with 699 million users.


FDA Approved Plants


FDA Approved Plants

India is known for its low-cost pharmaceutical products. Biocon started life as a joint venture with a brewing company, growing enzymes for beer. They have since moved up the value chain to biopharma. India currently has double the FDA approved plants than the EU5.


Applications Filed


Applications Filed

More than half of the world’s new patent applications now come from emerging economies. China leads the charge with 1.4 million applications filed in 20176, more than the United States and Japan combined.

Leading Smartphone sales in emerging markets are almost three times7 that of developed markets.


in Transactions


in Transactions

In 2018, Alibaba cashed a record 30 billion US-Dollar8 on ‘Singles Day’, the world’s biggest online sales event, outstripping the sales of U.S. shopping holidays Black Friday and Cyber Monday combined. Alibaba recorded roughly $10 billion in sales in the first hour after midnight.


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Source: Franklin Templeton Investments (FTI). As of 31/12/2018. Investment professionals include research analysts, portfolio managers, directors and CIO.

Our range of emerging markets funds


Templeton Emerging Markets Smaller Companies Fund*

As of 28/02/2019

Fund Size $989,59 Million
Asset Class Equity
Morningstar CategoryTM Global Emerging Markets
Small Mid-Cap Equity
Inception Date 18/10/2007


Templeton Emerging Markets Fund*

As of 28/02/2019

Fund Size $968,53 Million
Asset Class Equity
Morningstar CategoryTM Global Emerging Markets Equity
Inception Date 28/02/1991


Franklin India Fund*

As of 28/02/2019

Fund Size $2,01 Billion
Asset Class Equity
India Equity
Inception Date 25/10/2005


Templeton Emerging Markets Bond Fund*

As of 28/02/2019

Fund Size $10,97 Billion
Asset Class Fixed Income
Morningstar CategoryTM Global Emerging Markets Bond
Inception Date 05/07/1991

* Sub-fund of the Luxembourg-domiciled SICAV Franklin Templeton Investment Funds

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