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Templeton Emerging Markets Bond A (Qdis) USD

Ranked 4 out of 24 in - Emerging Markets Global Local Currency over 12 months
All calculations are in USD unless stated

Managed by

Laura Burakreis

Sonal Desai

Sonal Desai, PhD, is a portfolio manager and director of research for the Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Group's international bond department. She is responsible for shaping the research agenda of the international bond department and providing macroeconomic analysis to the fixed income team. This includes facilitating broader research efforts leveraging the fixed income group's local resources across global markets. Dr. Desai acts as a key resource for the firm's Fixed Income Policy Committee, which provides policy views on sectors, markets and currencies. Dr. Desai has over 18 years of experience in the financial sector. She joined Franklin Templeton in 2009 from Thames River Capital in London, where she was responsible for shaping the top-down global view on macroeconomic and market developments. She started her career as an assistant professor of economics at the University of Pittsburgh, and then worked for over six years at the International Monetary Fund, in Washington DC. She was involved in the negotiation and monitoring of IMF programs in several emerging market countries and in the assessment of the overall design and effectiveness of IMF adjustment programs. Dr. Desai holds a PhD in economics from Northwestern University and earned a BA with honours from Delhi University in New Delhi.

Michael Hasenstab

Michael Hasenstab holds a Ph.D. in economics from the Asia Pacific School of Economics and Management at Australian National University. He has earned a master's degree in economics of development from the Australian National University and a B.A. in international relations/political economy from Carleton College in the United States. Michael joined Franklin Templeton Investments in July 1995 and since 2001 he is senior vice president, portfolio manager and co-director of the international bond department.

Objective

The Fund invests mainly in: debt securities of any quality issued by governments, government-related entities and corporations located in developing or emerging markets. The Fund can invest to a lesser extent in debt securities from outside of developing or emerging markets that may be affected by financial or economic developments in developing or emerging markets (limited to 33% of assets); debt securities of supranational entities, such as the European Investment Bank; mortgage- and asset-backed securities.

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Performance

Emerging Markets Global Local Currency over : 31/10/2017 - 31/10/2018

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 30/09/2018 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2018 3.3% -9.0% -3.7%
2017 9.9% 7.6% 0.5% 2.8% -1.2%
2016 9.9% 2.0% 1.8% 2.6% 3.1%
2015 -5.6% -5.0% 2.2% -6.6% 4.1%
2014 -4.4% -0.4% 3.7% -2.2% -5.4%
2013 -0.6% 1.3% -4.4% -0.2% 2.9%
2012 18.2% 7.3% -2.1% 7.4% 4.8%
2011 -1.7% 2.7% 2.6% -8.1% 1.5%
2010 13.1% 6.2% -2.0% 7.8% 0.8%
2009 48.0% 4.4% 19.9% 14.2% 3.6%
2008 -18.4% 3.0% -1.9% -6.5% -13.7%
2007 8.3% 2.6% 3.5% 1.2% 0.8%
2006 15.9% 4.4% -0.5% 5.5% 5.7%
2005 3.9% -1.1% 2.5% 1.4% 1.1%
2004 12.6% 2.7% -5.1% 7.4% 7.6%
2003 20.7% 4.2% 7.7% 2.2% 5.2%
2002 9.7% 6.5% -5.1% 0.4% 8.2%
2001 10.0% 0.1% 3.1% -2.7% 9.4%
2000 7.6% 4.1% -0.7% 3.7% 0.3%
1999 14.2% 1.6% 3.1% -1.2% 10.4%
1998 -9.7% 4.4% -5.6% -19.1% 13.3%
1997 11.0% 1.3% 6.7% 5.2% -2.3%
1996 25.7% 4.3% 6.7% 7.3% 5.3%
1995 16.8% -5.4% 11.2% 5.4% 5.3%
1994 -15.8% -6.6% -7.8% 4.4% -6.4%
1993 29.9% 5.7% 7.4% 6.1% 7.9%
1992 10.2% -1.0% 6.1% 5.4% -0.4%
1991 4.2%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Asset Allocation

Breakdown

30/09/2018

Top 10 Holdings

Stock Size
USD Forward Contract 21.17%
MXN Forward Contract 11.86%
Brazil 0.000% 01-Jul-2021 4.11%
Egypt 0.000% 16-Oct-2018 3.72%
Brazil 10.000% 01-Jan-2027 3.42%
Bank of Thailand 1.490% 28-Aug-2019 2.93%
Argentina 15.500% 17-Oct-2026 2.72%
Argentina 16.000% 17-Oct-2023 2.43%
Egypt 0.000% 23-Oct-2018 2.32%
Indonesia 7.000% 15-May-2022 2.08%
30/09/2018

Registered For Sale In

  1. Austria
  2. Belgium
  3. Cyprus
  4. Czech Republic
  5. Denmark
  6. Estonia
  7. Finland
  8. France
  9. Germany
  10. Gibraltar
  11. Greece
  12. Hong Kong
  13. Hungary
  14. Ireland
  15. Italy
  16. Jersey
  17. Korea
  18. Latvia
  19. Liechtenstein
  20. Lithuania
  21. Luxembourg
  22. Macau
  23. Malta
  24. Netherlands
  25. Norway
  26. Peru
  27. Poland
  28. Portugal
  29. Singapore
  30. Slovakia
  31. Spain
  32. Sweden
  33. Switzerland
  34. Taiwan
  35. United Arab Emirates
  36. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date05/07/1991
  • Share Class size916Mn
  • Base currencyUSD
  • ISIN LU0029876355

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment5,000
  • Min. regular additional investment0

Charges

  • Annual management1.00%
  • Initial investment1.00%

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Performance is for the period shown (month end to month end, bid/bid, gross income reinvested, calculated in the currency and currencies indicated).