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Contact details

London Office, Franklin Templeton Investments, The Adelphi, 1 - 11 John Adam Street, LONDON, WC2N 6HT
+44 20 7073 8701 (Fax Number)
+44 (0) 20 7073 8690 (Main Number)

Fund managers

* Grant Bowers30-Jan-2009 to Present
Conrad Herrmann»30-Jan-2009 to Present
Andrew Schramm»01-Sep-2013 to 18-Dec-2013
Raymond Chan»30-Jan-2009 to 11-Dec-2009

Investment objectives

The Fund aims to provide capital appreciation in the long term through investment in US equities.

Key Information

Fund vs sector

  1y 3y
Position 83 / 113 77 / 102
Quartile 3 4

Fund ratings

BronzeMstar OBSR
FE Crown Rating: 1 FE Crown Rating


  1y 3y
Volatility 11.00 13.40
Alpha 0.15 -1.33
Beta 1.05 1.09
Sharpe 0.99 1.03
Info Ratio 0.06 -0.03
R2 0.48 0.83
Quartiles:   1  2  3  4   help with ratios
vs. IMA North America»
performance chart
ACC +12.5+54.8+101.8+24.3+10.7+12.3+16.1
  IMA NORTH AMERICA   +14.1+60.5+88.2+22.2+15.1+6.9+9.7
Clean share class
   Bid OfferDateYieldOCF help CiticodeSEDOL
pdf FRANKLIN US OPPORTUNITIES I ACC ACC 252.81 (p) 22-Sep-2014 n/a 0.90% EHB1 B3KD9Q8
pdf FRANKLIN US OPPORTUNITIES Z ACC ACC 249.63 (p) 22-Sep-2014 n/a 1.05% EHB2 B3KD9R9
pdf FRANKLIN US OPPORTUNITIES W ACC ACC 148.11 (p) 22-Sep-2014 n/a 0.85% G26I B7KCG40
Other share classes
   Bid OfferDateYieldOCF help CiticodeSEDOL
pdf FRANKLIN US OPPORTUNITIES A ACC ACC 241.40 (p) 22-Sep-2014 n/a 1.60% EHB0 B3KD9P7

The Ongoing Charges Figure (OCF) shows the drag on performance caused by operational expenses associated with a fund.

Expenses which are represented by this figure include payments to the manager, the trustee the custodian and their representatives. The figure also includes registration, regulatory, audit and legal fees, and the costs of distribution.

Performance fees, transaction costs, interest on borrowing, costs associated with derivatives, entry and exit fees and soft commissions are not included in the OCF calculation, and should be factored in separately by the investor.

The OCF is calculated by taking the sum of these expenses incurred in the last 12 months and dividing this by the average net assets of that class for the last 12 months.

Total Expense Ratio (TER) is a formula designed to show the ongoing costs to the investor associated with a fund, including some charges which are not factored into the annual management fee. In addition the fund’s annual fee, charges such as trading fees, audit and legal fees, and operational expenses are included in the TER, which is worked out by dividing the total cost of the fund by its total assets to arrive at a percentage.

Unlike the Ongoing Charges Figure, the TER takes into account performance fees. It does not include transaction costs paid to the custodian.

Detailed fund information
Fund type flag UK Open Ended Investment Company (OEIC)
Own ISA wrapper Fund has ISA Wrapper help with ratios Fund size£76.6m / $124.9m (31-Aug-14)
Savings plan Fund has Savings Plan  Launch30-Jan-2009
Pricing times14:00 Daily Dealing frequencyDaily
Dealing timesn/a
Minimum initial£ 1,000
Minimum additional£ 250
Initial charge5.00%
Annual management charge1.50%
Note to chargesInitial Charges: Max; Annual Management Charges: Max;
Trustee / DepositaryBNY Mellon Trust & Depositary (UK) Limited
RegistrarACD Services
Dividend policyMar 31 (Final)
Peer groups
Region Asset Class Investment Focus Sector
United States Equity Mixed IMA North America
Largest holdings, 31-Aug-2014
Holding (%) Rank Fund factsheet Equity factsheet
GOOGLE INC 3.63 2 - -
ACTAVIS PLC 3.27 3 - -
FACEBOOK INC 2.83 5 - -
CELGENE CORP 2.75 7 - -
AMAZON COM INC 2.02 9 - -
Regional weightings, 31-Aug-2014
USA96.671 96.67% USA
Money Market3.332 3.33% Money Market
Sector weightings, 31-Aug-2014
Health Care23.721 23.72% Health Care
Consumer Discretionary22.392 22.39% Consumer Discretionary
Information Technology21.703 21.70% Information Technology
Industrials12.214 12.21% Industrials
Financials6.135 6.13% Financials
Energy4.106 4.10% Energy
Cash & Cash Equivalents3.337 3.33% Cash & Cash Equivalents
Telecommunication Services2.938 2.93% Telecommunication Services
Consumer Staples1.929 1.92% Consumer Staples
Materials1.5710 1.57% Materials

All prices in Pence Sterling (GBX) unless otherwise specified. Price total return performance figures are calculated on a bid price to bid price basis (mid to mid for OEICs) with net income (dividends) reinvested. Performance figures are shown in Sterling unless otherwise specified.

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Asset allocation

US Equities, 96.67%
96.6700% ofUS Equities
Money Market, 3.33%
3.3300% ofMoney Market

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