Fund Manager Overview

About Franklin Templeton Investments Group

Who we are

Franklin Resources, Inc. is a global investment management organization known as Franklin Templeton Investments, with headquarters south of San Francisco, in San Mateo, California. We have offices in over 30 countries around the world and offer investment solutions and services in more than 150.

What we do

We offer investment products primarily under the Franklin, Templeton and Mutual Series brand names. We manage investment vehicles for individuals, institutions, pension plans, trusts, partnerships and other clients.

We're publicly owned

Our common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol BEN.

Franklin Resources, Inc.

Franklin Templeton Investments has grown from being recognized as one of the best small companies in America to being considered a premier global investment management organization. We offer clients a valuable perspective shaped by our six decades of experience, investment expertise and growing global reach.

Franklin Templeton International Services S.à r.l.

Franklin Templeton International Services S.à.r.l. (“FTIS”) is a limited liability company (société à responsabilité limitée) with registered office at 8A, rue Albert Borschette, L-1246 Luxembourg, Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg, registered with the Luxembourg Trade and Companies Register (Registre de Commerce et des Sociétés, Luxembourg) under number B 36.979.

FTIS is authorized by the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (Luxembourg) as a management company under Article 101 (2), Chapter 15 of the 2010 Law and Article 5 (2) of the AIFM Law. As such, the FTIS may create, promote, administrate and manage UCITS, UCIs and AIFs.

The main objectives of FTIS are:

  • the management of Luxembourg and foreign undertakings for collective investment in transferable securities (UCITS) authorised according to EU Directive 2009/65/EC and the additional management of other Luxembourg and foreign undertakings for collective investment (UCIs), in accordance with Article 101(2) and Annex II of the Luxembourg Law of 17 December 2010 relating to undertakings for collective investment (the "2010 Law"); and
  • the performance, for Luxembourg and foreign alternative investment funds (AIFs) within the meaning of EU Directive 2011/61/EU of management functions, administration functions, marketing functions and other activities related to the assets of AIFs, in accordance with Article 5(2) and Annex I of the Luxembourg Law of 22 July 2013 relating to alternative investment fund managers; and
  • the performance of the function of management company within the meaning of Article 89, paragraph (2) of the 2010 Law for common funds, investment companies with variable share capital and investment companies with fixed share capital established in Luxembourg and that qualify as AIFs within the meaning of EU Directive 2011/61/EU, in accordance with Article 125-1 and 125-2 of the 2010 Law.

Templeton Emerging Markets Group

The group’s investment philosophy was initiated by Sir John Templeton when he started investing internationally in the 1950s, and has been in place since the group was founded by Dr. Mark Mobius in 1987. Sir John’s time-tested approach is built upon a disciplined yet flexible, bottom-up approach to long-term, value-oriented emerging markets investing. The three guiding principles of the investment philosophy are as follows.


We seek to identify the underlying worth of a business and determine what its assets can generate in earnings and cash flow. We put all of our research efforts into identifying stocks we believe to be trading at a great discount to future intrinsic value, which over time may produce the greatest share price return.


Once we identify what we believe to be an undervalued security, along with the factors we believe should change its valuation, we are patient in allowing this value to be realized. Our experience has taught us that stock markets are often short-sighted and affected by sentiment, which can create short-term distortions in share prices. Templeton’s long-term investment horizon looks beyond these short-term issues and instead focuses on long-term value drivers.


We identify value through rigorous, fundamental analysis, proprietary screens and a worldwide network of experienced research resources. Research is carried out on a company-by-company basis – across different industries – to determine what we consider their economic worth to be based on future earnings, cash flow or asset value potential