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Franklin Asian Equity Fund

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Annualised Returns As of 31/10/2020
Minimum Investment/Multiples for Fresh Purchase (INR)


Additional Investment/Multiples thereof (INR)


Over 25,000 Unique Investors (As of 30/09/2020)
Why should you invest in Franklin Asian Equity Fund?
  • This fund invests in Asian companies or sectors (excluding Japan) which have a long term growth potential across market capitalization
  • It gives investors access to a portfolio of quality companies in the Asian region that are well positioned to take advantage of the long term growth potential
What are the “Tax Benefits” of investing in this fund?**
  • Long term capital gains (LTCG) tax @20% (plus surcharge, if applicable and cess) with indexation if units held for more than 36 months
  • Short term capital gains (STCG) tax at the income tax slab rate if units are held for less than 36 months
  • Dividends shall be taxable in the hands of investors and the mutual fund will deduct TDS @ 7.5%^ for resident investors and @20% (plus applicable surcharge and cess) for non-resident investors before payouts/re-investment. However, investors can claim tax-credit of TDS deducted at the time of filing their annual return.
  • In case of an investor being NRI, LTCG tax are chargeable @ 10% (plus surcharge, if applicable and cess) without indexation relating to units redeemed from unlisted schemes.

^ In accordance with the Central Board of Direct Taxes press release dated May 13, 2020, the mutual fund shall deduct TDS at the rate of 7.50% for resident investor w.e.f. May 14, 2020 till March 31, 2021 (earlier 10% from April 1, 2020 to May 13, 2020).

Top 10 companies and sectors where the fund has invested as on 31/10/2020 are given below*:
  • Tencent Holdings Ltd. (Media & Entertainment)
  • Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment)
  • Meituan, B, Reg S (Retailing)
  • Ping An Insurance Group Co. of China Ltd., H (Insurance)
  • China Mengniu Dairy Co. Ltd. (Food, Beverage & Tobacco)
  • Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., ADR (Retailing)
  • Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. (Technology Hardware & Equipment)
  • AIA Group Ltd. (Insurance)
  • New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc., ADR (Consumer Services)
  • Techtronic Industries Co. Ltd. (Capital Goods)
What is the “Ideal Investment Horizon” while investing in this fund?

The recommended investment horizon is “5 years or more”

Alternative To
  • Investments in Asian (excluding Japan) Companies

Suitable For
  • Retirement Corpus

  • Long Term Wealth Creation

  • Overseas Diversification of Assets

Fund Video

Franklin Asian Equity Fund is an international equity fund that invests in stocks of Asian Companies or sectors (excluding Japan). You can consider investing in this fund if you are looking to take advantage of long term growth potential of the top Asian companies. The ideal investment horizon is 5 years or more. To know more about Franklin Asian Equity Fund, watch the video below.

Fund Information

  • Inception 16/01/2008
  • Entry Load Nil
  • Exit Load 1% if the units are redeemed/switched- out within one year from the date of allotment
  • NAV in INR as on 26/11/2020
  • Growth 30.0466
  • Dividend 16.5464
  • Direct-Growth 31.5758
  • Direct-Dividend 17.5167
  • Additional Fund Information as on 31/10/2020
  • Fund Size in INR (CR) 197.77
  • Portfolio Turnover 33.07%
  • Standard Deviation 5.10 %
  • Beta 1.04
  • Sharpe Ratio ** 0.32
  • RSquared Ratio 0.87
  • Risk-free Rate 3.48%
  • Expense Ratio [#] 2.59
  • Expense Ratio (Direct) [#] 2.01
  • Benchmark(s) MSCI ASIA (ex JAPAN) Standard IndexINST2::Nifty 50
  • Fund Manager Roshi Jain & Pyari Menon
Product Label
This product is suitable for Investors who are seeking*:
  • Long term capital appreciation
  • A fund that invests in stocks of Asian companies / sectors (excluding Japan)

*Investors should consult their financial distributors if in doubt about whether the product is suitable for them.

* All portfolio holdings are subject to change. The information stated above does not constitute an investment advice or recommendation to subscribe or transact in these securities.

** Annualized risk free rate assumed to be FIBL Overnight MIBOR

[#] The rates specified are the actual expenses charged as at the end of the month. The above ratio includes the GST on Investment management fees. The above expense also includes proportionate charge in respect sales of beyond T-30 cities subject to maximum of 30 bps on daily net assets wherever applicable.

** The information given here is neither a complete disclosure of every material fact of Income-tax Act 1961 nor does it constitute tax or legal advice. Investors are requested to review the prospectus carefully and obtain expert professional advice with regard to specific legal, tax and financial implications of the investment/participation in the scheme.