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Templeton Global Bond

Ranked 19 out of 112 in - Global over 12 months
All calculations are in GBP unless stated

Managed by

Sonal Desai

Sonal Desai, PhD, is a portfolio manager and director of research for the Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Group's international bond department. She is responsible for shaping the research agenda of the international bond department and providing macroeconomic analysis to the fixed income team. This includes facilitating broader research efforts leveraging the fixed income group's local resources across global markets. Dr. Desai acts as a key resource for the firm's Fixed Income Policy Committee, which provides policy views on sectors, markets and currencies. Dr. Desai has over 18 years of experience in the financial sector. She joined Franklin Templeton in 2009 from Thames River Capital in London, where she was responsible for shaping the top-down global view on macroeconomic and market developments. She started her career as an assistant professor of economics at the University of Pittsburgh, and then worked for over six years at the International Monetary Fund, in Washington DC. She was involved in the negotiation and monitoring of IMF programs in several emerging market countries and in the assessment of the overall design and effectiveness of IMF adjustment programs. Dr. Desai holds a PhD in economics from Northwestern University and earned a BA with honours from Delhi University in New Delhi.

Michael Hasenstab

Michael Hasenstab holds a Ph.D. in economics from the Asia Pacific School of Economics and Management at Australian National University. He has earned a master's degree in economics of development from the Australian National University and a B.A. in international relations/political economy from Carleton College in the United States. Michael joined Franklin Templeton Investments in July 1995 and since 2001 he is senior vice president, portfolio manager and co-director of the international bond department.


The Funds principal investment objective is to maximise, consistent with prudent investment management, total investment return consisting of a combination of interest income, capital appreciation and currency gains. The Fund seeks to achieve its objective by investing principally in a portfolio of fixed or floating-rate debt securities (including noninvestment grade securities) and debt obligations issued by government or government-related issuers worldwide. The Fund may also, in accordance with the investment restrictions, invest in debt securities (including non-investment grade securities) of corporate issuers.

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Global over : 30/11/2016 - 30/11/2017
  • Rank 19/112 Total Return
  • Rank 80/112 Standard Deviation
  • Rank 72/112 Max Drawdown
Fund Name Currency Return
17 GSLIF Gl Multi-Sector Credit Pf (Lux) I GBP-H QDis

Currency exposure is hedged

Currency exposure is hedged



18 Standard Life Wealth Global Fixed Interest Ret Inc GBP


19 Templeton Global Bond A (Mdis) GBP-H1

Currency exposure is hedged

Currency exposure is hedged



20 Robeco Global Credits FH GBP

Currency exposure is hedged

Currency exposure is hedged



21 MI TwentyFour - Monument Bond I Acc Gross GBP


Fund Name Currency Risk
78 GAM Star Dynamic Global Bond GBP Acc GBP


79 Thesis PM A Acc GBP


80 Templeton Global Bond A (Mdis) GBP-H1

Currency exposure is hedged

Currency exposure is hedged



81 Goldman Sachs Glo Sovereign Bond Pf I Acc GBP PH

Currency exposure is hedged

Currency exposure is hedged



82 Algebris Macro credit B GBP GBP


Fund Name Currency Loss
70 Legg Mason Brandywine Gl FI A GBP Inc (S) H (AH)

Currency exposure is hedged

Currency exposure is hedged



71 Algebris Macro credit B GBP GBP


72 Templeton Global Bond A (Mdis) GBP-H1

Currency exposure is hedged

Currency exposure is hedged



73 GAM Star Dynamic Global Bond GBP Acc GBP


74 Hume Global Bond GBP GBP


Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 29/09/2017 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2017 3.8% -1.5% 0.8%
2016 4.9% -1.1% -1.1% -1.4% 8.6%
2015 -4.9% 0.3% -0.5% -7.3% 2.7%
2014 1.6% 0.7% 2.3% 0.6% -2.0%
2013 1.5% 1.6% -2.9% 0.8% 2.1%
2012 16.3% 7.4% -1.1% 5.3% 4.0%
2011 -3.2% 1.8% 2.3% -8.0% 1.1%
2010 11.9% 6.6% -2.8% 6.5% 1.4%
2009 18.3% 0.3% 7.2% 7.3% 2.5%
2008 11.0% 7.2% -4.5% 1.8% 6.7%
2007 1.6%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Registered For Sale In

  1. Austria
  2. Belgium
  3. Cyprus
  4. Czech Republic
  5. Denmark
  6. Estonia
  7. Finland
  8. France
  9. Germany
  10. Gibraltar
  11. Greece
  12. Guernsey
  13. Hong Kong
  14. Hungary
  15. Ireland
  16. Italy
  17. Jersey
  18. Latvia
  19. Lithuania
  20. Luxembourg
  21. Macau
  22. Netherlands
  23. Norway
  24. Poland
  25. Portugal
  26. Singapore
  27. Slovakia
  28. Spain
  29. Sweden
  30. Switzerland
  31. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date03/09/2007
  • Share Class size40Mn
  • Base currencyGBP
  • ISIN LU0316492692
  • Currency exposure is hedged

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment5,000
  • Min. regular additional investment0


  • Annual management0.75%

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Performance is for the period shown (month end to month end, bid/bid, gross income reinvested, calculated in the currency and currencies indicated).