Templeton Frontier Markets Fund

Franklin Templeton Investment Funds

Summary of Fund Objective

The Fund aims to achieve long-term capital appreciation by investing principally in transferable equity securities of companies incorporated and/or having their principal business activities in the frontier markets countries across the market capitalisation spectrum.

Access to fast growing and under-researched markets. Frontier markets, the next emerging markets, are among the fastest growing and least tapped markets in the world, offering an opportunity to invest in companies that are poised for growth.

Portfolio Diversification. Frontier markets are uncorrelated with both developed and emerging markets, offering diversification for an investment portfolio.

An experienced emerging markets management team. The Templeton Emerging Markets Group has local presence that spans five continents. The team's regional presence and knowledge of local languages, regulations and accounting standards allows them to scour markets for rare investment opportunities inaccessible and under-researched by some peers, in a market space with attractive growth potential.

In-depth local research capabilities. Templeton's emerging markets team conducts comprehensive bottom-up research with analysts located locally in various emerging and frontier markets countries, which provides fund shareholders with access to unique investment opportunities.


Bassel Khatoun

  • Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Years With Firm: 13
  • Years Of Experience: 17

Ahmed Awny

  • Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Years With Firm: 13
  • Years Of Experience: 22

What are the Key Risks?

The value of shares in the Fund and income received from it can go down as well as up and investors may not get back the full amount invested. Performance may also be affected by currency fluctuations. Currency fluctuations may affect the value of overseas investments.

  • The Fund invests mainly in equity securities of frontier markets around the world that are subject to significant price movements, frequently to a greater extent than equity markets generally or emerging markets. As a result, the performance of the Fund can fluctuate over time.
  • Other significant risks include: currency risk, emerging markets risk, liquidity risk, operational risk.
For full details of all of the risks applicable to this Fund, please refer to the “Risk Considerations” section of the Fund in the current prospectus of Franklin Templeton Investment Funds.