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Franklin MENA

Ranked 2 out of 2 in - Middle East & North Africa over 12 months
All calculations are in EUR unless stated

Managed by

Stephen Dover

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 A. Jhaveri

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.

Bassel Khatoun

Salah Shamma

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.

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Middle East & North Africa over : 31/01/2017 - 31/01/2018
  • Rank 2/2 Total Return
  • Rank 2/2 Standard Deviation
  • Rank 1/2 Max Drawdown

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 01/01/2018 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2017 -1.0% 1.3% 0.7% -0.7% -2.2%
2016 -2.6% -12.6% 1.1% -3.8% 14.6%
2015 -0.9% 13.4% 1.5% -12.7% -1.3%
2014 24.2% 15.3% 0.1% 23.8% -13.1%
2013 28.2% 9.2% 1.9% 7.8% 6.9%
2012 6.5% 9.3% -4.2% 4.9% -3.1%
2011 -12.5% -13.3% -1.3% -2.1% 4.4%
2010 26.4% 17.4% 0.7% -0.5% 7.4%
2009 -1.0% -16.8% 23.1% 7.7% -10.3%
2008 -17.8% -42.5%

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. 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. South Africa
  29. Spain
  30. Sweden
  31. Switzerland
  32. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date16/06/2008
  • Share Class size33Mn
  • Base currencyUSD
  • ISIN LU0352132103

Purchase Info

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


  • Annual management1.50%

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