SOURCE: Franklin Templeton

Franklin Templeton

September 22, 2016 16:33 ET

Templeton Releases Closed-End Funds' Portfolio Allocation Updates

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL--(Marketwired - Sep 22, 2016) - The Templeton closed-end Funds referenced below, which trade on the New York Stock Exchange, today released portfolio allocation updates containing the following information as of August 31, 2016:

  • Asset Allocation
  • Ten Largest Positions/Portfolio Characteristics
  • International Allocation/Net Currency Distribution
  • Industry Allocation/Country Distribution

To obtain a copy of the updates, please contact Fund Information at 1-800-342-5236.

Templeton closed-end Funds:

  • Templeton Emerging Markets Fund (NYSE: EMF)
  • Templeton Emerging Markets Income Fund (NYSE: TEI)
  • Templeton Global Income Fund (NYSE: GIM)

The Funds' investment managers are subsidiaries of Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE: BEN), a global investment management organization operating as Franklin Templeton Investments. Franklin Templeton Investments provides global and domestic investment management to retail, institutional and sovereign wealth clients in over 180 countries. Through specialized teams, the company has expertise across all asset classes -- including equity, fixed income, alternative and custom solutions. The company's more than 600 investment professionals are supported by its integrated, worldwide team of risk management professionals and global trading desk network. With offices in 35 countries, the California-based company has more than 65 years of investment experience and over $740 billion in assets under management as of August 31, 2016. For more information, please visit franklintempleton.com.

This press release contains statistical data regarding the Funds' portfolios. The Funds' complete portfolio holdings are publicly available on a quarterly basis on Form N-Q, as well as in the Funds' Annual and Semi-Annual Reports to Shareholders filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. These documents may be found at sec.gov. For portfolio management discussions, including information regarding the Funds' investment strategies, please view the most recent Annual or Semi-Annual Report to Shareholders which can be found at franklintempleton.com or sec.gov.

 
TEMPLETON EMERGING MARKETS FUND
AS OF AUGUST 31, 2016
TOTAL NET ASSETS: $250,641,682
NET ASSET VALUE PER SHARE: $13.92
OUTSTANDING SHARES: 18,009,460
 


ASSET ALLOCATION
PERCENT OF TOTAL NET ASSETS  

TEN LARGEST POSITIONS
PERCENT OF TOTAL NET ASSETS
CASH & OTHER 4.6%   BRILLIANCE CHINA AUTOMOTIVE HOLDINGS LTD 6.1%
EQUITY* 95.4%   SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO LTD 5.8%
  100.0%   TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO LTD 5.3%
      UNILEVER PLC 4.3%
      NASPERS LTD 3.8%
      LUKOIL PJSC 3.4%
      COMPANIA DE MINAS BUENAVENTURA SA 3.4%
      ITAU UNIBANCO HOLDING SA 3.0%
      ASTRA INTERNATIONAL TBK PT 3.0%
      HYUNDAI DEVELOPMENT CO-ENGINEERING & CONSTRUCTION 2.1%
        40.2%
         


INTERNATIONAL ALLOCATION
PERCENT OF PORTFOLIO NET ASSETS  

INDUSTRY ALLOCATION
PERCENT OF PORTFOLIO NET ASSETS
ASIA 64.4%   CONSUMER DISCRETIONARY 22.2%
  CAMBODIA 0.2%     AUTOMOBILES & COMPONENTS 12.2%
  CHINA 15.7%     CONSUMER DURABLES & APPAREL 1.6%
  HONG KONG 3.5%     CONSUMER SERVICES 0.7%
  INDIA 7.4%     MEDIA 5.1%
  INDONESIA 5.1%     RETAILING 2.6%
  PAKISTAN 1.6%   CONSUMER STAPLES 9.7%
  SOUTH KOREA 15.1%     FOOD & STAPLES RETAILING 2.4%
  TAIWAN 9.2%     FOOD, BEVERAGE & TOBACCO 2.8%
  THAILAND 6.5%     HOUSEHOLD & PERSONAL PRODUCTS 4.5%
EUROPE 15.0%   ENERGY 11.6%
  HUNGARY 1.0%   FINANCIALS 16.8%
  RUSSIA 8.6%     BANKS 15.9%
  TURKEY 0.8%     DIVERSIED FINANCIALS 0.9%
  UNITED KINGDOM 4.5%   HEALTH CARE 1.3%
LATIN AMERICA 13.3%     PHARMACEUTICALS, BIOTECHNOLOGY & LIFE SCIENCES 1.3%
  ARGENTINA 0.3%   INDUSTRIALS 4.0%
  BRAZIL 9.2%     CAPITAL GOODS 3.6%
  MEXICO 0.2%     TRANSPORTATION 0.4%
  PERU 3.5%   INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 26.6%
MID-EAST/AFRICA 6.6%     SEMICONDUCTORS & SEMICONDUCTOR EQUIPMENT 7.2%
  JORDAN 0.2%     SOFTWARE & SERVICES 8.7%
  KENYA 0.3%     TECHNOLOGY HARDWARE & EQUIPMENT 10.6%
  SAUDIA ARABIA 1.2%   MATERIALS 7.0%
  SOUTH AFRICA 4.9%   REAL ESTATE 0.4%
NORTH AMERICA 0.7%   TELECOMMUNICATION SERVICES 0.4%
  UNITED STATES 0.7%   TOTAL EQUITY* 100.0%
TOTAL EQUITY* 100.0%      
         
         

You may request a copy of the Fund's current Report to Shareholders by contacting Franklin Templeton's Fund Information Department at 1-800/DIAL BEN® (1-800-342-5236) or by visiting franklintempleton.com. All investments involve risks, including possible loss of principal. Special risks are associated with foreign investing, including currency volatility, economic instability, and social and political developments of countries where the Fund invests. Emerging markets are subject to all of the risks of foreign investing generally and involve heightened risks due to these markets' smaller size and lesser liquidity, and lack of established legal, political, business and social frameworks to support securities markets. Some of these heightened risks may include political and social uncertainty (for example, regional conflicts and risk of war); pervasiveness of corruption and crime in these countries' economic systems; delays in settling portfolio securities transactions; risk of loss arising out of the system of share registration and custody used in these countries; greater sensitivity to interest rate changes; currency and capital controls; currency exchange rate volatility; and inflation, deflation or currency devaluation. The Fund may invest a portion of its assets in Russian securities. The U.S. and other nations have imposed and could impose additional sanctions on certain issuers in Russia due to regional conflicts. These sanctions could result in the devaluation of Russia's currency, a downgrade in Russian issuers' credit ratings, or a decline in the value and liquidity of Russian stocks or other securities. The Fund may be prohibited from investing in securities issued by companies subject to such sanctions. In addition, if the Fund holds the securities of an issuer that is subject to such sanctions, an immediate freeze of that issuer's securities could result, impairing the ability of the Fund to buy, sell, receive or deliver those securities. There is also the risk that countermeasures could be taken by Russia's government, which could involve the seizure of the Fund's assets. Such sanctions could adversely affect Russia's economy, possibly forcing the economy into a recession. These risks could affect the value of the Fund's portfolio. The Fund is actively managed and investment allocations can be expected to change, but there is no guarantee that the manager's investment decisions will produce the desired results. The industry allocation uses MSCI's industry definitions for the convenience of comparison. The information provided is as of the date shown and comes from sources considered reliable, but the Fund makes no representation or warranty as to its completeness or accuracy.
* Equity includes convertible and preferred securities.

 
TEMPLETON EMERGING MARKETS INCOME FUND
AS OF AUGUST 31, 2016
TOTAL NET ASSETS: $581,158,444
NET ASSET VALUE PER SHARE: $12.11
OUTSTANDING SHARES: 47,998,418
 


ASSET ALLOCATION
PERCENT OF TOTAL NET ASSETS  

PORTFOLIO CHARACTERISTICS
 
CASH & CASH EQUIVALENTS 20.5%   WEIGHTED AVG. MATURITY 6.1455 yrs.
DERIVATIVES -3.6%   WEIGHTED AVG. DURATION 1.2886 yrs.
FIXED INCOME 83.1%      
  100.0%      
         


NET CURRENCY DISTRIBUTION*
PERCENT OF TOTAL NET ASSETS  

COUNTRY DISTRIBUTION
PERCENT OF TOTAL NET ASSETS
ASIA -0.1%   ASIA 10.2%
  INDIAN RUPEE 1.2%     INDIA 1.2%
  INDO RUPIAH 7.7%     INDONESIA 7.7%
  JAPANESE YEN -10.9%     SRI LANKA 1.3%
  MALAYSI RINGGIT 0.7%   EUROPE 18.2%
  SRI LANKA RUPEE 1.3%     CROATIA 1.5%
AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND -3.4%     REPUBLIC OF ETHIOPIA 1.7%
  AUSTRALIAN DOLLAR -3.4%     REPUBLIC OF SERBIA 3.7%
EUROPE -6.4%     RUSSIA 1.7%
  EURO -8.0%     TURKEY 1.2%
  SERBIAN DINAR 1.6%     UKRAINE 8.4%
LATIN AMERICA 18.4%   LATIN AMERICA/CARIBBEAN 26.4%
  BRAZILIAN REAL 10.7%     BRAZIL 10.7%
  COLOMBIAN PESO 3.2%     CHILE 2.2%
  MEXICAN PESO 4.6%     COLOMBIA 3.2%
MID-EAST/AFRICA 5.1%     COSTA RICA 2.7%
  GHANA CEDI NEW 4.2%     DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 2.8%
  SOUTH AFRICA RAND 0.9%     ECUADOR 0.8%
NORTH AMERICA 86.3%     EL SALVADOR 0.5%
  US DOLLAR 86.3%     MEXICO 3.6%
TOTAL 100.0%     PERU 0.2%
      MID-EAST/AFRICA 22.9%
        GHANA 4.1%
        IRAQ 3.8%
        KENYA 3.6%
        NIGERIA 1.4%
        SENEGAL 1.2%
        SOUTH AFRICA 2.3%
        ZAMBIA 6.4%
      NORTH AMERICA 5.3%
        BERMUDA 0.5%
        CANADA 1.5%
        UNITED STATES 3.3%
      OTHER 16.9%
        CASH 20.5%
        DERIVATIVES -3.6%
      TOTAL 100.0%
         
         

You may request a copy of the Fund's current Report to Shareholders by contacting Franklin Templeton's Fund Information Department at 1-800/DIAL BEN® (1-800-342-5236) or by visiting franklintempleton.com. All investments involve risks, including possible loss of principal. Changes in interest rates will affect the value of the Fund's portfolio and its share price and yield. Bond prices generally move in the opposite direction of interest rates. Thus, as prices of bonds in the Fund adjust to a rise in interest rates, the Fund's share price may decline. Special risks are associated with foreign investing, including currency fluctuations, economic instability and political developments of countries where the Fund invests. The Fund's investments in emerging market countries are subject to all of the risks of foreign investing generally, and have additional heightened risks due to these markets' smaller size and lesser liquidity and lack of established legal, political, business and social frameworks to support securities markets, including: delays in settling portfolio securities transactions; currency and capital controls; greater sensitivity to interest rate changes; pervasiveness of corruption and crime; currency exchange rate volatility; and inflation, deflation or currency devaluation. The markets for particular securities or types of securities are or may become relatively illiquid. Reduced liquidity will have an adverse impact on the security's value and on the Fund's ability to sell such securities when necessary to meet the Fund's liquidity needs or in response to a specific market event. Derivatives, including currency management strategies, involve costs and can create economic leverage in the portfolio that may result in significant volatility and cause the Fund to participate in losses (as well as enable gains) on an amount that exceeds the Fund's initial investment. The Fund may not achieve the anticipated benefits and may realize losses when a counterparty fails to perform as promised. As a nondiversified investment company, the Fund may invest in a relatively small number of issuers and, as a result, be subject to a greater risk of loss with respect to its portfolio securities. The Fund is actively managed and investment allocations can be expected to change, but there is no guarantee that the manager's investment decisions will produce the desired results. The information provided is as of the date shown and comes from sources considered reliable, but the Fund makes no representation or warranty as to its completeness or accuracy. The weightings do not include the impact of currency forwards within the country weightings.

* Net currency distribution may include unsettled trades.

 
TEMPLETON GLOBAL INCOME FUND
AS OF AUGUST 31, 2016
TOTAL NET ASSETS: $951,191,382
NET ASSET VALUE PER SHARE: $7.09
OUTSTANDING SHARES: 134,144,158
 


ASSET ALLOCATION
PERCENT OF TOTAL NET ASSETS  

PORTFOLIO CHARACTERISTICS
 
CASH & CASH EQUIVALENTS 20.5%   WEIGHTED AVG. MATURITY 4.2355 yrs.
DERIVATIVES -3.8%   WEIGHTED AVG. DURATION 1.2653 yrs.
FIXED INCOME 83.3%      
  100.0%      
         


NET CURRENCY DISTRIBUTION*
PERCENT OF TOTAL NET ASSETS  

COUNTRY DISTRIBUTION
PERCENT OF TOTAL NET ASSETS
ASIA 9.9%   ASIA 34.1%
  INDIAN RUPEE 8.8%     INDIA 4.9%
  INDO RUPIAH 10.5%     INDONESIA 9.4%
  JAPANESE YEN -30.7%     MALAYSIA 4.0%
  MALAYSI RINGGIT 15.0%     PHILIPPINES 4.4%
  PHILIPPINE PESO 4.4%     SOUTH KOREA 9.5%
  SOUTH KOREAN WON -0.1%     SRI LANKA 1.9%
  SRI LANKA RUPEE 1.9%   EUROPE 12.0%
AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND -8.9%     POLAND 4.3%
  AUSTRALIAN DOLLAR -8.9%     PORTUGAL 2.7%
EUROPE -37.7%     UKRAINE 5.0%
  EURO -42.0%   LATIN AMERICA 36.0%
  POLAND ZLOTY 4.3%     BRAZIL 15.2%
LATIN AMERICA 48.1%     COLOMBIA 2.5%
  BRAZILIAN REAL 15.2%     MEXICO 15.1%
  CHILEAN PESO 6.9%     PERU 3.2%
  COLOMBIAN PESO 2.5%   OTHER 16.7%
  MEXICAN PESO 20.4%     CASH 20.5%
  PERU NUEVO SOL 3.2%     DERIVATIVES -3.8%
NORTH AMERICA 88.6%     SUPRANATIONAL 1.2%
  US DOLLAR 88.6%   TOTAL 100.0%
TOTAL 100.0%      
         
         

You may request a copy of the Fund's current Report to Shareholders by contacting Franklin Templeton's Fund Information Department at 1-800/DIAL BEN® (1-800-342-5236) or by visiting franklintempleton.com. All investments involve risks, including possible loss of principal. Changes in interest rates will affect the value of the Fund's portfolio and its share price and yield. Bond prices generally move in the opposite direction of interest rates. Thus, as prices of bonds in the Fund adjust to a rise in interest rates, the Fund's share price may decline. Special risks are associated with foreign investing, including currency fluctuations, economic instability and political developments of countries where the Fund invests. Investments in developing markets involve heightened risks related to the same factors, in addition to those associated with their relatively small size and lesser liquidity. The markets for particular securities or types of securities are or may become relatively illiquid. Reduced liquidity will have an adverse impact on the security's value and on the Fund's ability to sell such securities when necessary to meet the Fund's liquidity needs or in response to a specific market event. Derivatives, including currency management strategies, involve costs and can create economic leverage in the portfolio that may result in significant volatility and cause the Fund to participate in losses (as well as enable gains) on an amount that exceeds the Fund's initial investment. The Fund may not achieve the anticipated benefits and may realize losses when a counterparty fails to perform as promised. As a nondiversified investment company, the Fund may invest in a relatively small number of issuers and, as a result, be subject to a greater risk of loss with respect to its portfolio securities. The Fund is actively managed and investment allocations can be expected to change, but there is no guarantee that the manager's investment decisions will produce the desired results. The information provided is as of the date shown and comes from sources considered reliable, but the Fund makes no representation or warranty as to its completeness or accuracy. The weightings do not include the impact of currency forwards within the country weightings.

* Net currency distribution may include unsettled trades.

Contact Information

  • For more information, please contact
    Franklin Templeton Investments
    1-800-342-5236