Templeton Asian Smaller Companies Fund

Franklin Templeton Investment Funds

Summary of Fund Objective

The Fund aims to achieve long-term capital appreciation by investing primarily in small cap companies incorporated in the Asia region (except Japan) or whose principal business activity is in the Asia region. Asian small cap companies are those having a market capitalisation at the time of initial purchase within the range of the market capitalisations of companies included in the MSCI AC Asia ex-Japan Small Cap Index (Index).

Access to Asian small capitalization stocks. The Fund provides a unique opportunity to invest in smaller companies in the Asian region with long term growth potential.

Benefit from relatively strong GDP growth. The Fund provides access to the Asian region and its strong economic growth through a diverse range of companies with attractive valuations.

In-depth local research capabilities. Templeton's emerging markets team comprises of analysts and local managers with years of experience conducting in-house research in Franklin Templeton offices in Korea, Vietnam, Singapore, China and India, providing fund shareholders with access to unique investment opportunities.


Chetan Sehgal

  • Singapore
  • Years With Firm: 24
  • Years Of Experience: 24

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 securities of smaller companies located in or doing significant business in Asia. Emerging markets have historically been subject to significant price movements, frequently to a greater extent than equity markets globally. As a result, the performance of the Fund can fluctuate considerably over time.
  • Other significant risks include: currency risk, emerging markets risk, liquidity risk, derivatives risk, Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect 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.