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Templeton Africa A (acc) USD

Ranked 13 out of 32 in - Africa over 12 months
All calculations are in USD unless stated

Managed by

Carlos Hardenberg

Carlos Hardenberg is senior vice president and the Director of Frontier Markets Strategy for the Templeton Emerging Markets Group at Franklin Templeton Investments. In this capacity, he is responsible for setting the overall strategy for his respective area, providing guidance and thought leadership, coordinating appropriate resources and coverage, and leveraging the group's expertise to add value across products within the strategy. Prior to joining Franklin Templeton in 2002, Mr. Hardenberg was an analyst in the Corporate Finance Department for Bear Stearns International in London. He entered the financial services industry in 1999. Mr. Hardenberg holds a M.Sc., with distinction in investment management from London City University Business School (UK) and a B.Sc., with honours in business studies from the University of Buckingham (UK). He speaks German, English and Spanish.


The Fund's principal investment objective is to provide long-term capital appreciation. The Fund invests principally in equity and equity-related transferable securities of companies across the market capitalisation spectrum which are (i) incorporated or listed in African countries and/or (ii) listed or incorporated elsewhere in the world but which have their principal business activities in Africa.

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Africa over : 31/01/2017 - 31/01/2018
  • Rank 13/32 Total Return
  • Rank 31/32 Standard Deviation
  • Rank 31/32 Max Drawdown

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 01/01/2018 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2017 25.3% 1.6% 8.8% 14.3% -0.8%
2016 -9.1% -2.3% -2.3% -1.0% -3.8%
2015 -27.1% -5.5% -0.4% -12.8% -11.2%
2014 -10.7% -5.5% 6.5% -1.3% -10.1%
2013 9.6% 4.3% -2.4% 3.4% 4.2%
2012 11.4% 5.9%

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. Italy
  16. Jersey
  17. Latvia
  18. Lithuania
  19. Luxembourg
  20. Netherlands
  21. Norway
  22. Poland
  23. Singapore
  24. Slovakia
  25. South Africa
  26. Spain
  27. Sweden
  28. Switzerland
  29. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date04/05/2012
  • Share Class size19Mn
  • Base currencyUSD
  • ISIN LU0727123662

Purchase Info

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


  • Annual management1.60%

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