Franklin U.S. Opportunities Fund

Franklin Templeton Investment Funds

Summary of Fund Objective

The Fund aims to achieve capital appreciation by investing principally in equity securities of US companies believed to possess sustainable growth characteristics and which meet growth, quality and valuation criteria. These include small, medium, and large capitalisation companies with strong growth potential across a wide range of sectors that have exceptional growth potential and fast growing, innovative companies within these sectors.

  • Access to the US Market. The fund provides exposure to US Equity market and covers stocks of US companies with a flexible market cap strategy; there are no minimum or maximum capitalization guidelines.
  • A pure 'Growth' style Fund. In selecting securities, the portfolio managers focus on companies that have exhibited accelerating growth and strong financial records.
  • A proven investment process. Portfolio mix and industry weightings are the result of a bottom-up stock selection process and are constructed within established policies of diversification. No sectors are precluded from the security selection process.
  • All the benefits from a first class proprietary research team. Franklin has one of the largest US Equity research teams.
  • A specialized portfolio management team. The lead portfolio manager specializes in equity research analysis of the IT services, computer hardware and data storage industries. In addition to that, the investment team is located in San Mateo, at the heart of the Silicon Valley.

FUND MANAGERS

Grant Bowers

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

Sara Araghi

  • California, United States
  • Years With Firm: 16
  • Years Of Experience: 16

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 companies located in or doing significant business in the U.S. 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: 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.