Stephen Dover graduated from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon with a BA degree in communications and business administration. He went on to graduate from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with an MBA in finance. Stephen is currently the managing director and international chief investment officer of Franklin Global Advisors and also oversees and manages Asian equity growth products. Prior to his current role he was founder and CIO of Bradesco Templeton Asset Management and before joining Franklin Templeton in 1997 he was a portfolio manager and principal at Newell Associates. Before this he worked for Towers Perrin Consulting in New York. Stephen is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a Certified Financial Planner.
Purav Jhaveri graduated from the Univeristy of Bombay with a bachelor of commerce degree and from the Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, University of Bombay with a master’s degree in management and has an MBA from the Wharton School of the Univeristy of Pennsylvania. He started his career as a research analyst with Unit Trust of India and then joined ANZ Grindlays Bank where he was an investment advisor and research analyst. Purav then joined Franklin Templeton where he started working as a portfolio manager and research analyst in Mumbai, India. He is currently a senior vice president and investment strategist/portfolio manager in Franklin Templeton’s Local Asset Management Group. Purav is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and also holds the Financial Risk Manager (FRM) certification from the Global Association of Risk Professionals.
Salah Shamma is head of investment-MENA equity at Franklin Templeton Investments. He is co-fund manager of the Franklin MENA Fund and portfolio manager of the Franklin Templeton International Trust- Franklin World Perspectives Fund. He is one of the founding members of Franklin Templeton Investments (ME), formerly Algebra Capital, and has been with the firm since its inception in 2006. Shamma has spent the past 15 years focusing on the 12 Arab Equity Markets. His experience spans the conventional as well as the Shari’a-compliant space. Shamma holds a B.A. in business with an emphasis on finance from the American University of Beirut.
The Fund's principal investment objective is to provide long-term capital appreciation. The Fund invests primarily in transferable securities such as equity securities and fixed income securities of companies incorporated in the Middle East and North Africa countries (MENA countries) including, but not limited to Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, Egypt, Jordan and Morocco, and/or which have their principal business activities in MENA countries across the market capitalisation spectrum as well as in financial derivative instruments.
Rank 2/2 Total Return
Rank 1/2 Standard Deviation
Rank 1/2 Max Drawdown
|1||T Rowe Middle East & Africa Equity I USD||LVL||
|2||Franklin MENA A (acc) USD||LVL||
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|1||Franklin MENA A (acc) USD||LVL||
|2||T Rowe Middle East & Africa Equity I USD||LVL||
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Month by Month Performance
Returns Vs Risk
- Czech Republic
- Hong Kong
- South Africa
- United Kingdom
- Launch date16/06/2008
- Share Class size33Mn
- Base currencyUSD
- Min. initial investment5,000
- Min. regular additional investment0
- Annual management1.50%