Templeton Global Emerging Markets W

A global emerging market equity fund with a value approach to investing.

  • 181.83p
    Price (Inc)

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    Price (Acc)

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  • 0.00%

    Initial charge

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  • 1.10%
    Annual management charge

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  • 1.20%
    Ongoing charges

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  • 1.60%
    Yield

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Prices as at 09 April 2021

This fund has a similar mandate to the long running Templeton Emerging Markets Investment Trust, also run by veteran emerging markets investor Mark Mobius. His style and that of the group are value biased, with an emphasis on companies with strong earnings and cash flow characteristics.

Fund summary

Sector Global Emerging Markets
Structure OEIC
Launched May, 2012
Size £44m
Yield 1.60%
Charging basis Income
Dividends paid Acc units only

Charges

Standard initial charge 0.00%
Initial charge via Bestinvest 0.00%
Additional bid/offer spread 0.00%
Annual management charge 1.10%
Ongoing charges figure 1.20%

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Investment process

The fund's objective is to provide long-term capital appreciation for its investors through investment in companies operating in emerging markets or whose stocks are listed on the stockmarkets of such countries. The approach has historically been value oriented, but dividend yield has become a much more important facet, as has good corporate governance. Country breakdown is largely derived through bottom up stock selection, although the local macro economic / currency outlook and the political backdrop are also factors that will be considered. The value approach can imply a contrarian style, where preferred stocks are bought on setbacks.

The open-ended (OEIC) Templeton Emerging Markets Fund is similar to the London-listed closed-ended Templeton Emerging Markets Investment Trust (LSE:TEM) run by the same manager.

Manager research

Average monthly relative returns

  • 16/17 0.00%
  • 17/18 0.00%
  • 18/19 0.21%
  • 19/20 0.12%
  • 20/21 0.49%

Bestinvest MRI

  • 3 years 0.27%
  • 5 years 0.00%
  • Career 0.22%
  • 3 years 97.80%
  • 5 years 0.00%
  • Career 96.00%

Performance figures are based on the average of monthly percentage returns relative to the benchmark index.

Chetan Sehgal

Track record

Chetan Sehgal has 3.2 years experience of managing mutual funds in this sector. Over this period the average monthly return relative to the benchmark index has been +0.22%. During the worst period of relative performance (from January 2020 - March 2020) there was a decline of 4% relative to the index. The worst absolute loss has been 20%. Statistically, we estimate the probability that this fund manager is adding value, rather than being lucky, is 96%.

Periods of worst performance

Absolute -20.00% (December 2019 - March 2020)
Relative -4.00% (January 2020 - March 2020)

About the MRI

Our unique indicator: the Bestinvest Manager Record Index (MRI) measures the likelihood that the fund manager is adding value through their decisions. It is based on their performance record over the course of their career, adjusted for the amount of risk taken. MRI is an important contributor to our fund rating system but it is also vital to take account of qualitative factors. It is also very important to select funds to form a cohesive portfolio with an appropriate overall risk level.

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Top 10 holdings

Data accurate as at 31 July 2020

10.91% Taiwan Semiconductor Co
9.38% Tencent Hldgs Ltd
9.11% Samsung Electronics Co
9.11% Alibaba Group Hldg Ltd
4.65% Naver Corp
3.18% Naspers
2.83% Unilever
2.7% Brilliance China Automotive Hldgs Ltd
2.49% Icici Bank
2.19% Yandex Nv
Source: Trustnet

Sector breakdown

Information Technology 26.00%
Consumer Discretionary 21.00%
Communications 21.00%
Financials 16.00%
Consumer Staples 5.00%
Energy 3.00%
Materials 3.00%
Industrials 2.00%
Cash & Cash Equivalents 1.00%
Health Care 1.00%

Portfolio

Turnover is typically a low 20% in line with the 5-year horizon. Currently the fund is invested primarily across large cap stocks.

Constraints

Around 90 stocks are held. Hong Kong and Singapore are included as part of the investment universe.

Key Investor Information

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