Franklin European Total Return Fund

Franklin Templeton Investment Funds

Summary of Fund Objective

The Fund aims to maximise total investment return consisting of a combination of interest income, capital appreciation and currency gains by investing in a portfolio of fixed and floating rate debt securities and debt obligations of governments, government-related or corporate issuers in Europe and/or in euro-denominated securities of non-European issuers.

An all-Season Core Bond Portfolio. With its multi-asset classes, multi-countries, multi-currencies approach, the Fund is an ideal vehicle for investors seeking an actively management European Fixed Income portfolio.

A strong investment bias in Europe. EMU government bonds and European investment grade corporate bonds represent 70% of the portfolio, high yield corporate bonds, emerging market bonds, and non-Euro European currencies 30%.

An experienced management team. The fund benefits from a global research effort with a dedicated team of investment professionals, providing the necessary global research coverage.


Sonal Desai

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

John Beck

  • London, United Kingdom
  • Years With Firm: 30
  • Years Of Experience: 33

David Zahn

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

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 European higher-quality debt securities issued by any type of entity. 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 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, 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.