Franklin Euro Short Duration Bond Fund

Franklin Templeton Investment Funds

Summary of Fund Objective

Fund’s principal investment objective is to maintain a degree of capital preservation and liquidity, whilst maximizing total returns and income.

The Fund actively allocates across a variety of European short-duration sectors with the aim of providing capital preservation and enhanced return potential as compared to cash investments.

Adjustable target duration of three years or less mitigates the risks associated with the likely event of rising interest rates, while the Fund’s focus on Eurozone issues substantially diminishes currency risk for euro-based investors.

The Fund’s investment team employs a rigorous, bottom-up security selection process that is informed by top-down macroeconomic analysis. This time-tested approach provides managers with the conviction to take contrarian positions when opportunities arise.


Sonal Desai

  • California, United States
  • Years With Firm: 10
  • Years Of Experience: 26

David Zahn

  • London, United Kingdom
  • Years With Firm: 13
  • Years Of Experience: 26

Rod MacPhee

  • London, United Kingdom
  • Years With Firm: 6
  • Years Of Experience: 13

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 in relatively short-term debt securities denominated  mainly in Euros but may invest up to 10% in non-Euro denominated issuers. 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 can fluctuate to a small degree 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, 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.