Franklin Emerging Market Debt Opportunities Fund

OVERVIEW

Fund Description

The fund seeks high total return by investing mainly in debt obligations of sovereign issuers located in emerging countries1.

Fund Snapshot


Inception date

05/24/2006

Symbol

FEMDX

Investment Style

Fixed Income

CUSIP

353 533 813

Benchmark2

JP Morgan EMBI Global Diversified Index
JP Morgan EMBI Global Diversified ex-GCC Index
JP Morgan GBI-EM Broad Diversified Index
ICE BofAML Emerging Market Corporate Plus (USD Hedged) Index

Fund number

699

Performance (%)

Total Annual Operating Expenses (%)3

With Waiver3

(Updated Annually) As of 05/01/2020

0.98%

Without Waiver3

(Updated Annually) As of 05/01/2020

1.00%

Sales Charge

None

Average Annual Total Returns (%)

Month End

(As of 02/28/2021)

1 Yr3 Yr5 Yr10 YrSINCE INCEPTION
(05/24/2006)
Fund 4.51 3.49 7.53 4.94 6.60
JP Morgan EMBI Global Diversified Index 0.91 4.48 5.94 5.86 6.76
JP Morgan EMBI Global Diversified ex-GCC Index 0.29 4.09 5.72
JP Morgan GBI-EM Broad Diversified Index 4.12 1.50 5.69 1.84 4.81
ICE BofAML Emerging Market Corporate Plus (USD Hedged) Index 4.42 6.14 6.65 5.59 6.32

Quarter End

(As of 12/31/2020)

1 Yr3 Yr5 Yr10 YrSINCE INCEPTION
(05/24/2006)
Fund 3.93 4.11 7.22 5.13 6.68
JP Morgan EMBI Global Diversified Index 5.26 5.05 7.08 6.22 7.11
JP Morgan EMBI Global Diversified ex-GCC Index 4.66 4.71 6.90
JP Morgan GBI-EM Broad Diversified Index 4.46 3.77 6.71 2.21 5.13
ICE BofAML Emerging Market Corporate Plus (USD Hedged) Index 7.18 6.11 7.01 5.78 6.45

Management

PORTFOLIO

Franklin Emerging Market Debt Opportunities Fund

Fund Distributions

Estimated amounts of upcoming distributions are shown in red. Estimated distributions can change prior to the record date depending on current market conditions and number of shares outstanding. Estimates do not include ordinary income distributions the funds may be making. Net short-term capital gains, when distributed, are generally taxable as ordinary income and are reported as ordinary dividends on Form 1099-DIV.

As of 12/13/2019Frequency: Annually
December          (Per Share Amounts in USD)
Record Date: 12/13/2019   Total $0.7965
Ex-Date: 12/16/2019   Income $0.7965
Pay Date: 12/18/2019   Long-term cap gain $0.0000
Reinvestment Price: $11.280   Short-term cap gain $0.0000
As of 12/17/2018Frequency: Annually
December          (Per Share Amounts in USD)
Record Date: 12/14/2018   Total $0.8612
Ex-Date: 12/17/2018   Income $0.8612
Pay Date: 12/19/2018   Long-term cap gain $0.0000
Reinvestment Price: $10.71   Short-term cap gain $0.0000
As of 12/15/2017Frequency: Annually
December          (Per Share Amounts in USD)
Record Date: 12/14/2017   Total $0.5005
Ex-Date: 12/15/2017   Income $0.4665
Pay Date: 12/19/2017   Long-term cap gain $0.0340
Reinvestment Price: $11.62   Short-term cap gain $0.0000

RESOURCES

FUND DOCUMENTS
Annual Report (PDF)


Prospectus (12/01/20) (PDF)


Summary Prospectus (12/01/20) (PDF)

Semi-Annual Report (PDF)

Fiscal Q1 Holdings (PDF)

Fiscal Q3 Holdings (PDF)

Statement of Additional Information (12/01/20) (PDF)

XBRL (12/06/17) (ZIP)

Forms 8937

No Forms 8937 have been issued in this tax year.

FUND LITERATURE
Product Profile (12/31/19) (PDF)