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Templeton Global Bond

Ranked 36 out of 124 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 Fund's 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 non-investment grade securities) and debt obligations issued by government or government-related issuers worldwide.

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Global over : 31/08/2015 - 31/08/2016
  • Rank 36/124 Total Return
  • Rank 99/124 Standard Deviation
  • Rank 102/124 Max Drawdown
Fund Name Currency Return
34 L&G Buy and Maintain Credit Z Inc GBP GBP


35 Templeton Global Total Return A (Mdis) GBP

Currency exposure is hedged

Currency exposure is hedged



36 Templeton Global Bond A (Mdis) GBP GBP


37 Ruffer Sicav-Ruffer Fixed Income-C-GBP-Dist GBP


38 Invesco Perpetual Global Bond Inc GBP


Fund Name Currency Loss
100 Morgan Stanley Global Fixed Income Opps ZH GBP

Currency exposure is hedged

Currency exposure is hedged



100 M&G Alpha Opportunity A GBP Inc GBP


102 Henderson Overseas Bond I Net Acc GBP


102 Templeton Global Bond A (Mdis) GBP GBP


104 Baring International Bond A GBP Inc GBP


Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 30/06/2016 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2016 1.4% 6.4%
2015 0.1% 5.2% -6.0% -3.9% 5.3%
2014 7.4% -0.1% -0.2% 5.8% 1.9%
2013 -0.7% 8.3% -3.1% -5.2% -0.1%
2012 11.2% 4.4% 0.9% 2.3% 3.3%
2011 -2.8% -0.9% 2.2% -5.3% 1.4%
2010 15.7% 12.6% -0.9% 1.6% 2.1%
2009 7.4% 1.7% -5.9% 10.6% 1.6%
2008 46.0% 6.9% -5.7% 12.8% 28.3%
2007 9.3% 1.4% 1.3% 1.8% 4.5%
2006 -0.7% 2.3% -4.1% 0.8% 0.5%

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. Hungary
  14. Ireland
  15. Jersey
  16. Korea
  17. Latvia
  18. Lithuania
  19. Luxembourg
  20. Netherlands
  21. Norway
  22. Poland
  23. Portugal
  24. Singapore
  25. Slovakia
  26. Spain
  27. Sweden
  28. Switzerland
  29. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date25/10/2005
  • Share Class size36Mn
  • Base currencyGBP
  • ISIN LU0229943369

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment3,500
  • 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).