Fact sheet: Templeton Growth

Fund information
Fund name
Templeton Growth A
Fund manager company
Franklin Temp Intnl Serv SARL
Fund type
No data available.
Fund managers
  • Christopher James Peelsince 01/07/2016
  • Heather Arnoldsince 21/04/2015
  • James Harpersince 01/08/2010
  • Herbert J Arnett Jrsince 01/07/2016
  • Tucker Scottsince 01/01/2008
  • Norman Boersmasince 01/03/2011
Fund objective
To seek long-term capital growth by investing primarily in the equity securities of companies of any nation, including emerging markets.
No data available.
Investment style
Investment method
No data available.
Quick stats
1 Year return
1 Year rank in sector
FO Equity - International
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.
Fund size
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.
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • USA32.2%
  • Financials24.8%
    Health Care13.8%
    Information Technology13.5%
    Cyclical Consumer Goods10.5%
  • US Equities32.2%
    International Equities17.8%
    UK Equities12.9%
    French Equities6.7%
    German Equities6.3%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Rank within sector80 / 505163 / 506181 / 498144 / 480365 / 390208 / 296
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20172016201520142013
Rank within sector184 / 503202 / 464394 / 413352 / 37162 / 324
Risk statistics
?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.
?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.
?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.
?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%.
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.
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.
?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.
Price movement
52 week high25.96
52 week low19.96
Current bid price25.79
Current offer price27.36
Current mid price-
Industry sector
2Health Care13.81%
3Information Technology13.46%
5Cyclical Consumer Goods10.47%
7Telecommunications Utilities5.86%
8Basic Materials4.57%
9Money Market4.02%
Asset type
1US Equities32.24%
2International Equities17.77%
3UK Equities12.93%
4French Equities6.74%
5German Equities6.3%
6South Korean Equities5.94%
7Japanese Equities5.6%
8Swiss Equities4.27%
9Dutch Equities4.19%
Individual holdings
Fund manager group
Franklin Templeton
Fund manager company
Franklin Temp Intnl Serv SARL
Fund type
No data available.
Fund objective
To seek long-term capital growth by investing primarily in the equity securities of companies of any nation, including emerging markets.
No data available.
Investment style
Investment method
No data available.
Fund managers
Christopher James Peel01/07/2016Christopher Peel is a vice president, research analyst and portfolio manager for the Templeton Global Equity Group. Mr. Peel is a co-manager for Templeton Growth Fund Inc. and Templeton World Fund. Mr. Peel has global research responsibility for software, energy equipment and services, and integrated oils. Prior to joining Franklin Templeton in 2007, he was a commercial analyst at Lloyds TSB Group. Mr. Peel holds a B.Sc. in computer science from the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder.
Heather Arnold21/04/2015Heather Arnold is the director of research for Templeton Global Equity Group, as well as a portfolio manager and research analyst, based in Nassau, Bahamas and has 29 years of experience in the investment industry. Ms. Arnold manages institutional and retail equity portfolios and has research responsibilities for Japan and Russia. Prior to joining Templeton, Ms. Arnold was a managing director for Goldman Sachs Asset Management, head of European equities and portfolio manager for European, International and Global institutional and retail client portfolios. Ms. Arnold returned to Templeton having originally joined in 1997 and having left to start up her own company in the summer of 2001. Ms. Arnold has an M.B.A. from York University (Canada), a B.A. in economics and art history from Queen's University (Canada) and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder.
James Harper01/08/2010James Harper is a senior vice president and portfolio manager, joined the Templeton organization in 2007. Mr. Harper has research responsibility for the Americas' fixed line and wireless telecoms stocks, global IT Hardware and Peripherals and global small cap technology, as well as for Asian Utilities. He also has country coverage of France and Russia. Prior to joining Templeton, Mr. Harper was a partner at sell-side research brokerage, Redburn Partners LLP, where he covered the European telecoms sector. Previously he was a research analyst at Citigroup and before that Credit Suisse First Boston. Mr. Harper started his career in 1992 as a buy-side analyst and portfolio manager at Dresdner RCM in London.Mr. Harper holds an M.A. in management studies from Cambridge University, United Kingdom. Mr. Harper is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder.
Herbert J Arnett Jr01/07/2016Herbert Arnett is Vice President, Portfolio Manager and Research Analyst for the Templeton Global Equity Group. Mr. Arnett has global research responsibilities for large-cap and small-cap Media, Internet Software and Services, as well US Telecoms. He serves as Coordinator for the Consumer Sector Team. Previously, Mr. Arnett was the lead hedge fund trader with Templeton's Global Equity Trading Group, where he traded European and North American markets. Prior to joining Franklin Templeton in 1996, Mr. Arnett worked at Union Bancarie Privee, Nassau, Bahamas, in international private banking, specializing in money market, foreign exchange and derivative instruments. Mr. Arnett holds a B.A. in finance and an M.B.A. from the University of Miami.
Tucker Scott01/01/2008Tucker Scott joined the Templeton organization in 1996. Prior to joining Templeton, he worked for Aeltus Investment Management, where his industry coverage included telecommunication equipment and financial services. He is a Lead Portfolio Manager and Research Analyst for Templeton Global Advisors Ltd. He has global research responsibility for diversified financials and capital markets industry. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder and member of the CFA Institute. Mr. Scott earned his B.A. in history from the University of Virginia and an M.B.A. from the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.
Norman Boersma01/03/2011Norman J. Boersma is a president of Templeton Global Advisors Limited. He is also lead portfolio manager for Templeton Growth Fund and Templeton Growth (Euro) Fund and co-portfolio manager for Templeton World Fund.Mr. Boersma has over 20 years of experience in the investment industry. He joined the Templeton organization in 1991, and most recently served as director of research for the Templeton Global Equity Group, before assuming his current responsibilities.Prior to joining Templeton, Mr. Boersma was an investment officer with the Ontario Hydro Pension Fund, where he was the portfolio manager responsible for the fund's small capitalization Canadian equity investments.Mr. Boersma holds a B.A. in economics and political science from York University and an M.B.A. from the University of Toronto. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder and past treasurer and director of the Toronto Society of Financial Analysts.
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Fund for sale in
United Kingdom, Offshore, United States
Templeton Growth A
Initial charge5.75%
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.05%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price25.79
Offer price27.36
Mid price-
Price updated22/05/2017
Institutional or retail classRetail
Citi codeZ529
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