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Franklin Asian Equity Fund

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Annualised Returns As of 31/01/2020
Minimum Investment/Multiples for Fresh Purchase (INR)


Additional Investment/Multiples thereof (INR)


Over 25,000 Unique Investors (As of 31/12/2019)
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
  • Investor does not pay any tax on dividends but a Dividend Distribution Tax (DDT) is deducted at source @29.12% ( 25% + 12% surcharge + 4% Health & education cess) for Individuals and @ 34.944% ( 30% + 12% surcharge + 4% Health & education cess) for any other person.^^
  • 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.

^^ The DDT is to be paid by the mutual fund after grossing-up income distributed to the investor.

Top 10 companies and sectors where the fund has invested as on 31/01/2020 are given below*:
  • Tencent Holdings Ltd. (Media & Entertainment)
  • Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment)
  • AIA Group Ltd. (Insurance)
  • HDFC Bank Ltd. (Banks)
  • DBS Group Holdings Ltd. (Banks)
  • Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., ADR (Retailing)
  • Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. (Technology Hardware & Equipment)
  • Ping An Insurance (Group) Co. of China Ltd., H (Insurance)
  • The Siam Cement PCL, fgn. (Materials)
  • Bank Central Asia Tbk PT (Banks)
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 24/02/2020
  • Growth 24.1625
  • Dividend 13.3060
  • Direct-Growth 25.2834
  • Direct-Dividend 14.0184
  • Additional Fund Information as on 31/01/2020
  • Fund Size in INR (CR) 144.8
  • Portfolio Turnover 26.05%
  • Expense Ratio [#] 2.6
  • Expense Ratio (Direct) [#] 2.11
  • Benchmark(s) MSCI ASIA (ex JAPAN) Standard Index
    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.

[#] 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.