Franklin Global Small-Mid Cap Fund

Franklin Templeton Investment Funds

Summary of Fund Objective

The Fund aims to achieve long-term capital appreciation by investing principally in the equity and/or equity-related securities of small and mid-cap companies (those with market capitalisation above USD 100 million and below USD 8 billion) in any developed country in the world.

Access to Small & Medium Capitalisation Stocks.

A pure 'Growth' style. The managers of the Franklin European Growth Fund are growth investors who pay particular attention to valuations and earnings sustainability.

A proven investment process. The fund's investment approach is bottom up but for purposes of diversification and risk control a broad sector representation is sought in the portfolio. Likewise, although sector and stock selection drives our country weightings, country diversification is also an important consideration in actual portfolio construction.

An experienced portfolio management team. The lead portfolio manager also heads the U.S. small cap team and is responsible for managing various Franklin Templeton small cap portfolios.

FUND MANAGERS

Ed Lugo

  • New York, United States
  • Years With Firm: 18
  • Years Of Experience: 29

Pankaj Nevatia

  • New York, United States
  • Years With Firm: 8
  • Years Of Experience: 14

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 and equity-related securities of small- and mid-cap companies worldwide. Such securities have historically been subject to significant price movements that may occur suddenly due to market or company-specific factors. As a result, the performance of the Fund can fluctuate considerably over time.
  • Other significant risks include: currency 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.