Collective Investment Schemes in Securities (CIS) are generally medium to long term investments. The value of participatory interests may go down as well as up and past performance is not necessarily a guide to the future. Fluctuations or movements in exchange rates may cause the value of underlying international investments to go up or down. CIS are traded at ruling prices and can engage in borrowing and scrip lending. A schedule of fees and charges and maximum commissions is available on request from Franklin Templeton International Services S.à r.l., 8A rue Albert Borschette, L-1246 Luxembourg. Commission and incentives may be paid and if so, would be included in the overall costs. Franklin Templeton Investment Funds (“FTIF”) and Franklin Templeton Shariah Funds (“FTSF”) are priced on a forward basis and prices are calculated daily. FTIF and FTSF do not provide any guarantee either with respect to the capital or the return of a portfolio. FTIF and FTSF are regulated in Luxembourg. The FTIF sub-funds and FTSF sub-funds available for public sale in South Africa are approved by the Financial Services Board. Investments in foreign securities may expose the fund to risks such as potential constraints on liquidity and repatriation of funds, macroeconomic, political, foreign exchange, tax, settlement and potential limitations on the availability of market information. For full information on all the risks applicable to this fund, please refer to the fund’s prospectus.
Franklin Templeton Investments SA (PTY) Ltd (“FTISA”) is an authorised Financial Services Provider. FTISA is a Member of the Association for Savings & Investment SA (ASISA).
Copies of the latest prospectus, Minimum Disclosure Document (MDD) and the latest annual and semi-annual reports of FTIF and FTSF are available on the website www.franklintempleton.co.za or may be obtained free of charge from Franklin Templeton International Services S.à r.l., 8A rue Albert Borschette, L-1246 Luxembourg or your local FTI representative.
Performance is calculated as a lump-sum and is quoted in USD or in the base currency of the fund and its respective share classes currencies. Performance is calculated for the portfolio, individual investor performance may differ as a result of initial fees, the actual investment date, the date of reinvestment and dividend withholding tax. Annualised performance is the fund’s total return expressed as an annual equivalent percentage rate over the time period listed. Currency fluctuations may affect the value of overseas investments. When investing in a fund denominated in a foreign currency, your performance may also be affected by currency fluctuations. In emerging markets, the risks can be greater than in developed markets. Investments in derivative instruments entail specific risks that may increase the risk profile of the fund.
The investment activities of FTSF will be undertaken in accordance with the Shariah Guidelines. As a consequence, the performance of a FTSF Fund may possibly be lower than other investment funds that do not seek to strictly adhere to the Islamic investment criteria. The requirement to “purify” cash holdings or dividend income will likely result in payments being made to charities. The return to investors will be reduced by the amount of such payments. The International Shariah Supervisory Board of Amanie Advisors Sdn Bhd has certified that the Fund is in compliance with the requirements of the Shariah principles.