Fact sheet: Templeton Africa

Fund information
Fund name
Templeton Africa W Acc GBP
Fund manager company
Franklin Temp Intnl Serv SARL
Fund type
Offshore Fund
Fund manager
  • Dr. Mark Mobiussince 04/05/2012
Fund objective
The Fund's investment objective is to provide long-term capital appreciation by investing principally in equity and equity-related securities of companies across the market capitalisation spectrum which are (i) incorporated or listed in African countries, and/or (ii) listed or incorporated elsewhere in the world but have their principal business activities in African countries.
Benchmark
  • Dow Jones Africa Titans 50 Index
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
-2%
1 Year rank in sector
241/258
Sector
FO Equity - Emerging Markets
Yield
-
Ongoing charge (OCF)
?A fund’s ongoing charges figure (OCF) is similar to the old-style total expense ratio. It reflects the annual charge to investors in the fund, in percentage terms, but does not include extra performance-related fees (where these are levied) or the fund’s trading expenses on its underlying investments.
1.6%
Fund size
£72m (£116m last year)
FE Risk score
?FE Risk Scores measure the riskiness of instruments relative to the FTSE 100 index of shares. Weekly volatility is measured over three years with recent behaviour counting more heavily than earlier behaviour. Cash-type investments will have scores close to zero. Funds will tend to have scores in the 0-150 range. The FTSE 100 is always scored at 100. There is no upper limit.
90
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Charlemagne Magna New Frontrs44.1%
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • South Africa24.8%
    Kenya18.5%
    Egypt16.5%
    Nigeria14.6%
    Botswana6.2%
  • Financials34.9%
    Consumer Staples32%
    Telecommunications Utilities14.9%
    Consumer Discretionary8.4%
    Health Care5.4%
  • African Equity48%
    South African Equities24.8%
    Egyptian Equity16.5%
    Middle East & African Equities8.7%
    International Equities2%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund1%3.1%6.3%-2%-18.4%-
Sector1.1%11.2%12.4%14%-2.8%11.6%
Rank within sector125 / 264248 / 264235 / 260241 / 258195 / 207-
Quartile2nd4th4th4th4th
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund7.6%-22.2%-4.3%8.4%-
Sector13.6%-14.3%-1.4%-0.7%14.2%
Rank within sector221 / 259228 / 243167 / 21826 / 192-
Quartile4th4th4th1st
Risk statistics
Alpha
?Alpha is a measure of a fund's over- or under-performance by comparison to its benchmark. If the Alpha is 5, the fund has outperformed its benchmark by 5%; so the greater the Alpha, the greater the outperformance.
-7.39
Beta
?Beta estimates a fund's volatility by comparison to that of its benchmark. A fund with a beta close to 1 means that the fund will move generally in line with the benchmark. Higher than 1 and the fund is more volatile than the benchmark and vice versa.
0.41
Sharpe
?This commonly-used measure calculates the level of return over and above the return of a notional risk-free investment, such as cash. The difference in returns is then divided by the fund's volatility. The resulting ratio is an indication of the amount of excess return generated per unit of risk.
-0.01
Volatility
?Volatility (or standard deviation), when applied to an investment fund, expresses its risk. It shows how widely a range of returns varied from the fund's average return over a particular period. For example, if a fund had an average return of 5%, and its volatility was 15, this would mean that the range of its returns over the period had swung between +20% and -10%.
11.08
Tracking error
?This measures the standard deviation of a fund's excess returns over the returns of an index or benchmark portfolio. As such, it can be an indication of 'riskiness' in the manager's investment style. A Tracking Error below 2 suggests a passive approach. At 3 and above the the manager will be deploying a more active investment style.
12.34
Information ratio
?This is a useful risk-adjusted measure of actively managed fund performance. It is calculated by deducting the returns of the fund's benchmark from the fund's overall returns, then dividing the result by its tracking error. The higher the Information Ratio the better. It is generally considered that a figure of 0.5 reflects a good performance, 0.75 very good, and 1.00 outstanding.
-0.66
R-Squared
?An indication of how closely correlated a fund is to an index or a benchmark. Values for R-Squared range between 0 and 1, with 0 indicating no correlation at all and 1 showing a perfect match. Values upwards of 0.7 suggest that the fund's behaviour is increasingly linked to its benchmark.
0.27
Price movement
52 week high10.27
52 week low8.34
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price9.72
Region
1South Africa24.77%
2Kenya18.51%
3Egypt16.54%
4Nigeria14.56%
5Botswana6.19%
6Zimbabwe5.56%
7Senegal5.26%
8Tanzania3.41%
9Mauritius3.21%
Industry sector
1Financials34.85%
2Consumer Staples31.96%
3Telecommunications Utilities14.9%
4Consumer Discretionary8.41%
5Health Care5.44%
6Industrials2.97%
7Energy1.47%
Asset type
1African Equity48.03%
2South African Equities24.77%
3Egyptian Equity16.54%
4Middle East & African Equities8.67%
5International Equities1.99%
Individual holdings
1DELTA CORP5.13%
2EAST AFRICAN BREWERIES5.08%
3SONATEL4.86%
4KENYA COMMERCIAL BANK4.7%
5SAFARICOM LTD4.54%
6MTN GROUP4.35%
7MR PRICE GROUP LTD4.3%
8EGYPTIAN INTL PHARMACEUTICAL INVEST4.15%
9EASTERN TABACCO4.1%
Management
Fund manager group
Franklin Templeton
Fund manager company
Franklin Temp Intnl Serv SARL
Fund type
Offshore Fund
Fund objective
The Fund's investment objective is to provide long-term capital appreciation by investing principally in equity and equity-related securities of companies across the market capitalisation spectrum which are (i) incorporated or listed in African countries, and/or (ii) listed or incorporated elsewhere in the world but have their principal business activities in African countries.
Benchmark
  • Dow Jones Africa Titans 50 Index
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Fund manager
NameSinceBiography
Dr. Mark Mobius04/05/2012Mark Mobius, Ph.D., managing director, joined Templeton in 1987 as president of the Templeton Emerging Markets Fund, Inc. He currently directs the analysts based in Templeton's 11 emerging markets offices and manages the emerging markets portfolios. Dr. Mobius has spent more than 30 years working in emerging markets all over the world. Dr. Mobius earned Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Boston University, and a Ph.D. in economics and political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is the author of the books "Trading with China," "The Investor's Guide to Emerging Markets," "Mobius on Emerging Markets," "Passport to Profits" and "Equities – An Introduction to the Core Concepts." Dr. Mobius has received numerous awards. He was named by Asiamoney magazine in 2006 as one of "Top 100 Most Powerful and Influential People." Asiamoney said: "Boasts one of the highest profiles of any investor in the region and is regarded by many in the financial industry as one of the most successful emerging markets investors over the last 20 years. Despite tough times during the financial crisis nine years ago, he still commands a strong following in the investment world and is influencing the direction of billions of investment dollars." Other awards include: (1) "Emerging Markets Equity Manager of the Year 2001" by International Money Marketing, (2) "Ten Top Money Managers of the 20th Century" in a survey by the Carson Group in 1999, (3) "Number One Global Emerging Market Fund" in the 1998 Reuters Survey, (4) "1994 First in Business Money Manager of the Year" by CNBC, (5) "Closed-End Fund Manager of the Year" in 1993 by Morningstar and (6) "Investment Trust Manager of the Year 1992" by Sunday Telegraph. He was appointed joint chairman of the Global Corporate Governance Forum Investor Responsibility Taskforce of the World Bank and Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.
Compliance
Transparent for Austrian Tax, Transparent for Swiss Tax, Reporting Fund Status, UCITS IV Compliant, MAS Unrestricted Scheme
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Estonia, Finland, France, United Kingdom, Gibraltar, Greece, Guernsey, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Jersey, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Netherlands, Norway, Offshore, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Slovakia, Sweden, South Africa
Templeton Africa A Acc EUR
Initial charge5.75%
Annual charge2.1%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.4%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.39%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price8.93
CurrencyEUR
Price updated27/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi code13MR
Templeton Africa A Acc GBP
Initial charge5.75%
Annual charge2.1%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.4%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.39%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price9.51
CurrencyGBP
Price updated27/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi code13MP
Templeton Africa A Acc SGD
Initial charge5.75%
Annual charge2.1%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.4%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.39%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price8.37
CurrencySGD
Price updated27/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi code13MQ
Templeton Africa A Acc USD
Initial charge5.75%
Annual charge2.1%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.4%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.39%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price7.66
CurrencyUSD
Price updated27/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi code13MO
Templeton Africa A H1 Acc CHF
Initial charge5.75%
Annual charge2.1%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.4%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.39%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price7.35
CurrencyCHF
Price updated27/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi code13MU
Templeton Africa A H1 Acc EUR
Initial charge5.75%
Annual charge2.1%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.4%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.39%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price7.45
CurrencyEUR
Price updated27/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi code13MT
Templeton Africa A H1 YDis EUR
Initial charge5.75%
Annual charge2.1%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.4%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.39%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price7.01
CurrencyEUR
Price updated27/09/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi code13MV
Templeton Africa A YDis EUR
Initial charge5.75%
Annual charge2.1%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.4%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.39%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price8.4
CurrencyEUR
Price updated27/09/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi code13MS
Templeton Africa I Acc EUR
Initial charge-
Annual charge1.1%
Min single investment£5,000,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.4%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.39%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price9.33
CurrencyEUR
Price updated27/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi code13MX
Templeton Africa I Acc USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge1.1%
Min single investment£5,000,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.4%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.39%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price8
CurrencyUSD
Price updated27/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi code13MW
Templeton Africa N H1 Acc EUR
Initial charge3%
Annual charge2.6%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.9%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.89%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price7.28
CurrencyEUR
Price updated27/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi code13MY
Templeton Africa W Acc EUR
Initial charge-
Annual charge1.25%
Min single investment£3,000,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.6%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.6%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price7.61
CurrencyEUR
Price updated27/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeFK7J
Templeton Africa W Acc GBP
Initial charge-
Annual charge1.25%
Min single investment£3,000,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.6%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.59%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price9.72
CurrencyGBP
Price updated27/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeG27F
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