Franklin Global Convertible Securities Fund

Franklin Templeton Investment Funds

Summary of Fund Objective

The Fund seeks to maximise total return, consistent with prudent investment management, by seeking to optimize capital appreciation and current income under varying market conditions. The Fund invests primarily in convertible securities (including low-rated, non- investment grade securities and/or securities in default) of corporate issuers globally. The Fund may also invest in other securities, such as common or preferred stocks and non-convertible debt securities (including low-rated, non- investment grade securities and/or securities in default)

The Fund offers the potential to deliver attractive income, while offering the potential for capital growth and diversification benefits, making it an attractive holding during periods of market uncertainty.

The Fund seeks to identify from the universe of global convertible issuers quality companies selling at inexpensive prices relative to our judgment of their intrinsic value.

The Fund's management team leverages the strength of the Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Group and Franklin Equity Group, as well as Franklin Templeton Investments local asset management groups to conduct rigorous, fundamental research of individual securities.

Franklin Templeton Investments is recognized as a global expert in many asset classes. This experience helps us scour the globe, seeking the most attractive investment opportunities.


Alan Muschott

  • California, United States
  • Years With Firm: 21
  • Years Of Experience: 21

Matt Quinlan

  • California, United States
  • Years With Firm: 14
  • Years Of Experience: 25

Eric Webster

  • California, United States
  • Years With Firm: 7
  • Years Of Experience: 7

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 convertible securities (including low-rated, non-investment grade securities, and possibly securities in default) of corporate issuers worldwide. Such securities have historically been subject to price movements, due to movement in the prices of underlying equities or movements in interest rates and the bond market generally. As a result, the performance of the Fund can fluctuate over time.
  • Other significant risks include: credit risk, currency risk, derivatives risk, liquidity 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.