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Franklin Asian Equity Fund - Direct Plan

1 Lakh

Investment Grown to
₹ 1.34 Lakh

₹ 10000

Monthly SIP Grown to
₹ 3.97 Lakh

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This is a fund that invests mainly in shares of foreign companies. When you invest for five years or above, you can expect gains that beat the inflation rate and are also higher than fixed income options. But be prepared for ups and downs in your investment value along the way.

International equity funds are suitable to invest a part of your money for diversification, so that if the Indian markets are going through a sharp correction at least some portion of your money is insulated. But make sure you invest in the one that has a broad mandate of investing in companies of different sizes, sectors and countries.

Like all equity funds, you must invest only through the SIP route. Click here to read a primer on SIP investing.

Warning: Do not invest in this, or any other international equity fund, if you need to redeem your investment in less than five years.

Taxability of earnings:

Capital gains

  • If the mutual fund units are sold after 3 years from the date of investment, gains are taxed at the rate of 20% after providing the benefit of inflation indexation.
  • If the mutual fund units are sold within 3 years from the date of investment, entire amount of gain is added to the investors' income and taxed according to the applicable slab rate.
  • No tax is to be paid as long as you continue to hold the units.


  • Dividends paid by the mutual fund scheme are taxed at the rate of 25% (effectively 29.12%, including surcharge and cess). This is known as Dividend Distribution Tax (DDT).Though the investor does not pay this tax directly, it is deducted from the dividend income before passing on to the investor.

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Trailing Returns (%)

YTD 1-Day 1-W 1-M 3-M 6-M 1-Y 3-Y 5-Y 7-Y 10-Y
Fund -4.94 -1.80 -6.28 -2.45 -0.07 7.62 8.28 10.19 8.57 9.11 --
S&P BSE 500 TRI -6.51 -3.65 -7.32 -6.42 -5.90 3.05 4.21 7.60 6.34 12.21 --

As on 28-Feb-2020

Best & Worst Performance

Best (Period) Worst (Period)
Week 6.70 (04-Jan-2019 - 11-Jan-2019) -7.64 (17-Aug-2015 - 24-Aug-2015)
Month 13.92 (04-Jan-2019 - 05-Feb-2019) -13.30 (28-Sep-2018 - 30-Oct-2018)
Quarter 19.28 (04-Jan-2019 - 05-Apr-2019) -18.23 (25-May-2015 - 24-Aug-2015)
Year 39.92 (21-Nov-2016 - 21-Nov-2017) -17.41 (04-Jan-2018 - 04-Jan-2019)

Risk Measures (%)

Mean Std Dev Sharpe Sortino Beta Alpha
Fund 12.06 13.47 0.47 0.57 -- --
S&P BSE 500 TRI 11.88 12.82 0.48 0.72 -- --

The Risk Measures have been calculated using calendar month returns for the last three years.

As on 31-Jan-2020

Asset Allocation (%)

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Concentration & Valuation

Number of Stocks 12
Top 10 Stocks (%) 14.83
Top 5 Stocks (%) 10.40
Top 3 Sectors (%) 64.11
Portfolio P/B Ratio 3.25
Portfolio P/E Ratio 37.22

Portfolio Aggregates

Fund Category
Average Mkt Cap (Rs Cr) 4,68,749 6,62,352
Giant (%) 78.73 84.19
Large (%) 7.48 10.62
Mid (%) 12.11 9.44
Small (%) 1.69 2.97
Tiny (%) -- --

Value Research Fund Style

Sector Allocation vis-à-vis Category

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Top Holdings

Company Sector P/E 3Y High 3Y Low % Assets
up Tencent Holdings Technology -- 9.47
equal Alibaba Group Holdings Services -- 9.32
equal Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (Taiwan) Technology -- 7.65
equal Samsung Electronics (South Kor Engineering -- 7.47
down AIA Group (Hongkong) Financial -- 5.56
equal Ping An Insurance (Grp) Co of China Financial -- 4.52
equal HDFC Bank Financial 24.57 5.15 1.04 4.17
up The Ciam Cement PLC Construction -- 2.58
up DBS Group Holdings (Singapore) Financial -- 2.55
equal Bank Central Asia Financial -- 2.29
up CP All PCL (Thailand) Services -- 2.24
equal New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. Diversified -- 2.23
up Kotak Mahindra Bank Financial 35.49 2.13 0.00 2.13
equal BDO Unibank Inc Financial -- 1.88
up China Resources Land Construction -- 1.74
equal Trent Services 247.57 2.33 1.15 1.69
equal Trip.Com Group Services -- 1.67
equal China Merchants Bank Co. Financial -- 1.61
equal Techtronic Industries (Hong Kong) Engineering -- 1.50
new Naver Corporation Services -- 1.48
equal Indian Hotels Services 40.62 1.83 1.12 1.32
equal CNOOC (Hong Kong) Energy -- 1.28
up China Mengniu Dairy (HongKong) FMCG -- 1.21
equal ACE Hardware (Indonesia) Construction -- 1.20
equal Sunny Optical Technology Group Diversified -- 1.17

up down equal Indicates an increase or decrease or no change in holding since last portfolio
new Indicates a new holding since last portfolio

As on 31-Jan-2020

Fund Manager

— Roshi Jain since 01-Jan-2013

Education: Ms. Jain is a CFA, ACA and PGDM.

Experience: Prior to joining Franklin Templeton Investments she has worked with Goldman Sachs, London, Goldman Sachs, Singapore, Wipro Ltd. and S. R. Batliboi & Co.


Funds Managed:

— Pyari Menon since 26-Sep-2019

Education: Mr. Menon has done Master of Business Administration (The University of Melbourne) and Bachelor of Technology (IIT Madras).

Experience: Prior to joining Franklin Templeton Asset Management (India) Pvt. Ltd (April 2019- till date), he has worked with Tano Capital (September 2012 – December 2018), Daiwa Securities (November 2010-April 2012), Intellectual Ventures (March 2009-November 2010).

Funds Managed:


Change from previous, NAV as on 28-Feb-2020

Growth: ₹ 24.4798

Dividend: ₹ 13.5728

Investment Strategy

The scheme aims to provide medium to long term capital appreciation through investment in Asian companies/sectors, excluding Japan.

Investment Details

Minimum Investment (₹) 5,000
Minimum Addl Investment (₹) 1,000
Minimum SIP Investment (₹) 500
Minimum No of Cheques 12
Minimum Withdrawal (₹) 1,000
Minimum Balance (₹) 1,000
Exit Load 1% for redemption within 365 days

Basic Details

Fund House: Franklin Templeton Mutual Fund
Launch Date: 01-Jan-2013
Return Since Launch: 9.06%
Benchmark: MSCI Asia (Ex-Japan) Standard TRI
Riskometer: High
Type: Open-ended
Assets: ₹ 145 Cr (As on 31-Jan-2020)
Expense: 2.11% (As on 31-Jan-2020)
Risk Grade: --
Return Grade: --
Turnover: 26.05%

Most Recent Dividends

Plan Record Date Dividend (₹ / Unit)  


Contact Information

AMC: Franklin Templeton Asset Management India Private Ltd

Address: Indiabulls Finance Center, Tower 2, 12th and 13th Floor, Senapati Bapat Marg, Elphinstone Road (West) Mumbai - 400013

Phone: 1800-425-4255 / 60004255

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.franklintempletonindia.com

Registrar & Transfer Agent: Franklin Templeton Asset Management (India) Pvt. Ltd.

Address: Unit 301, III Floor, Campus 4B, RMZ Millenia Business Park, 143 Dr. MGR Road, Kandanchavadi Chennai - 600096

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