Franklin GCC Bond Fund

Franklin Templeton Investment Funds

Summary of Fund Objective

The Fund’s investment objective is to maximise, consistent with prudent investment management, total investment return consisting of a combination of interest income, capital appreciation and currency gains in the long term, by investing  primarily in fixed or floating-rate debt securities and obligations issued by government, government-related or corporate entities located in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member countries.

Participate in Tomorrow’s Bond Story Today

  • The Fund makes it easy to invest in economies that have exhibited remarkably strong fundamentals and a bond market that has expanded significantly over the last decade
  • The GCC bloc countries have amassed considerable current account surpluses over the past decade on the back of higher oil prices and increased production Access to a Rapidly Growing and Under-Researched Area of the Fixed Income Market
  • Regional debt markets have developed rapidly and have achieved scale in terms of market size, issuance volumes and trading activity
  • Our locally-based team provides the Fund broad research coverage in one of the most under-researched regions in the world Reduce Volatility and Add Value with a GCC Bond Allocation
  • Diversifying a fixed income allocation with this Fund can potentially help reduce overall portfolio volatility and contribute to income generation and total return Invest with a Global Fixed Income Leader, with Experts on the Ground in Dubai
  • The Fund provides access to both local and global fixed income investing specialists
  • The Dubai-based investment team is supported by the analysis and insights of a worldwide network of fixed income, trading and risk professionals

FUND MANAGERS

Mohieddine (Dino) Kronfol

  • Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Years With Firm: 12
  • Years Of Experience: 23

Sharif Eid

  • Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Years With Firm: 10
  • Years Of Experience: 12

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 debt securities issued by any type of entity located in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member countries. Such securities have historically been subject to price movements, generally due to interest rates or movements in the bond market. As a result, the performance of the Fund fluctuate moderately over time.
  • The Fund may distribute income gross of expenses. Whilst this might allow more income to be distributed, it may also have the effect of reducing capital.
  • Other significant risks include: credit risk, currency risk, emerging markets 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.