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Franklin Asian Equity Fund

1 Lakh

Investment Grown to
₹ 1.44 Lakh

₹ 10000

Monthly SIP Grown to
₹ 4.16 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 1 year from the date of investment, gains upto Rs 1 lakh in a financial year are exempt from tax. Gains over Rs 1 lakh are taxed at the rate of 10%.
  • If the mutual units are sold within 1 year from the date of investment, entire amount of gain is taxed at the rate of 15%.
  • 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 10% (effectively 11.648%, 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 Month 3 Months 1 Years 3 Years 5 Years 10 Years
Fund 25.65 2.97 7.57 20.67 13.03 9.01 8.98
MSCI Asia (Ex-Japan) Standard TRI 15.62 0.72 4.73 10.73 12.72 9.05 10.61

As on 13-Dec-2019

Best & Worst Performance

Best (Period) Worst (Period)
Month 20.04 (05-Oct-2011 - 04-Nov-2011) -26.81 (26-Sep-2008 - 27-Oct-2008)
Quarter 41.98 (02-Mar-2009 - 01-Jun-2009) -33.74 (28-Jul-2008 - 27-Oct-2008)
Year 73.08 (27-Oct-2008 - 27-Oct-2009) -34.42 (29-Feb-2008 - 02-Mar-2009)

Risk Measures (%)

Mean Std Dev Sharpe Sortino Beta Alpha
Fund 11.60 13.76 0.42 0.52 -- --
MSCI Asia (Ex-Japan) Standard TRI 12.31 12.95 0.50 0.65 -- --

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

As on 30-Nov-2019

Asset Allocation (%)

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Concentration & Valuation

Number of Stocks 12
Top 10 Stocks (%) 14.48
Top 5 Stocks (%) 10.36
Top 3 Sectors (%) 65.19
Portfolio P/B Ratio 2.88
Portfolio P/E Ratio 37.78

Portfolio Aggregates

Fund Benchmark Category*
Average Mkt Cap (Rs Cr) 70,802 1,14,239
Giant (%) 38.73 60.56
Large (%) 10.12 13.24
Mid (%) 45.60 23.34
Small (%) 5.55 35.24
Tiny (%) -- --

Value Research Fund Style

Sector Allocation vis-à-vis Benchmark

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Top Holdings

Company Sector P/E 3Y High 3Y Low % Assets
equal Alibaba Group Holdings Services 10.16
equal Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (Taiwan) Technology 8.19
equal Samsung Electronics (South Kor Engineering 7.64
equal Tencent Holdings Technology 7.51
equal AIA Group (Hongkong) Financial 7.39
equal Ping An Insurance (Grp) Co of China Financial 5.08
equal HDFC Bank Financial 29.44 5.15 0.00 4.88
equal New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. Diversified 2.54
equal Bank Central Asia Financial 2.43
equal BDO Unibank Inc Financial 2.19
equal MakeMy Trip Services 2.13
new Trip.Com Group Services 1.89
equal DBS Group Holdings (Singapore) Financial 1.77
equal China Merchants Bank Co. Financial 1.77
down Trent Services 119.48 2.33 1.11 1.68
equal The Ciam Cement PLC Construction 1.66
equal Techtronic Industries (Hong Kong) Engineering 1.58
equal Indian Hotels Services 49.10 1.83 0.90 1.56
equal Minor International PCL Services 1.39
equal CNOOC (Hong Kong) Energy 1.38
equal Kweichow Moutai FMCG 1.35
equal Sunny Optical Technology Group Diversified 1.34
equal CP All PCL (Thailand) Services 1.29
equal SM Prime Holdings Construction 1.29
equal Samsonite International SA (China) FMCG 1.26

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 30-Nov-2019

Fund Manager

— Roshi Jain since 19-Nov-2007

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:

— Srikesh Nair since 02-May-2016

Education: Mr. Nair is a B.S. Marine Engineering from BITS Pilani and holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from Management Development Institute, Gurgaon.

Experience: Prior to joining Franklin Templeton Asset Management (India) Pvt. Ltd. he has worked with Goldman Sachs Services Private Limited (Apr 2011 - May 2015) as an Analyst and Teekay Shipping (Oct 2007 - Apr 2008 ) as a Trainee Marine Engineer


Change from previous, NAV as on 13-Dec-2019

Growth: ₹ 24.1499

Dividend: ₹ 13.2991

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 1095 days

Basic Details

Fund House: Franklin Templeton Mutual Fund
Launch Date: 16-Jan-2008
Benchmark: MSCI Asia (Ex-Japan) Standard TRI
Riskometer: High
Type: Open-ended
Assets: ₹ 129 Cr (As on 30-Nov-2019)
Expense: 2.54% (As on 30-Nov-2019)
Risk Grade: --
Return Grade: --
Turnover: --

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]


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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