About Temit

Why Templeton Emerging Markets Investment Trust?

About Templeton Emerging Markets Investment Trust

Watch Chetan Sehgal, lead manager of the Templeton Emerging Markets Investment Trust (TEMIT) talk about why he believes there is a technology revolution in emerging markets, buying sustainable earnings at a discount to the market and addressing environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors.

TEMIT offers:

  • Access to the dynamic growth potential of companies from some of the world’s fastest advancing economies such as China, Mexico, Taiwan and India.
  • An established, active investment approach that seeks to reduce risk and increase the value of an investment over time.
  • Management by one of the largest and most experienced, dedicated emerging markets teams.

The team use their detailed local knowledge and expertise to uncover emerging market investment opportunities from around the world, including small- and medium-sized companies that other investors may miss.

This detailed analysis and mantra of not blindly following the index is particularly important to help manage risk as emerging market countries and companies do not always have strong operational and regulatory frameworks.

Awards received

AJ Bell Awards 2020 - Emerging Markets Equity, Active Winner

Investment Week Investment Company of the Year Awards 2017 - Emerging Markets Winner

Money Observer Investment Trust Awards 2017 - Global Emerging Markets Winner

What Investment Trust awards - Best Emerging Markets Investment Trust

What is TEMIT?

TEMIT is an investment company that pools the money of lots of shareholders and aims to increase the value of their investments by buying a diverse range of shares in emerging market companies.

The shares are selected by an expert investment management team who undertake hours of research and analysis, seeking to build a portfolio of strong well-managed companies that they believe will grow in value over time while carefully managing risk.

Emerging Markets - a world of diverse investment opportunities

“Emerging or developing markets” is a term often used to describe economies that are at the early stages of economic development. These countries are incredibly diverse—culturally, geographically, and economically—but typically share some key characteristics: fast economic growth, low debt, large consumer bases and vast resources.

Emerging & Developing Markets in Numbers:
  1. Land Mass UN Statistics 2007, using markets classified as emerging by MSCI
  2. International Monetary Fund, April 2019, World Economic Outlook
  3. MSCI. World Market Cap represented by the MSCI ACWI Index, a global equity index consisting of developed and emerging market countries. Indices are unmanaged and one cannot directly invest in an index. They do not include fees, expenses or sales charges, See www.franklintempletondatasources.com for additional data provider information
Of the world’s land mass1 Of the world’s population2 Of the global economy2 Of the world’s stock markets3

Emerging Markets are Transforming

While some emerging-market countries still rely on exports, commodities and energy, many are radically changing.

​They are becoming more sophisticated, companies are developing their own global brands and, in some cases, leading the world in new technologies and services. Information technology and consumer-oriented products and services from emerging markets dominate our daily lives – whether it is the technology that powers our smartphones and TVs or the sensors and cameras that help us park our cars.

Many emerging markets also have thriving domestic economies and a large consumer base, with a growing middle class purchasing more, as they begin to earn more. This makes them much less reliant on the economies of the US and other developed market countries than in the past.

Predicted Growth of Middle Class Consumption (US$ trillions) by 2030
Emerging MarketsDeveloped Markets
Source: Brookings Development Indicators, as of June 2016. There is no assurance that any estimate or projection or forecast will be realised.
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A Word About Risk

Past performance is not a guide to future performance.

The value of shares in the Templeton Emerging Markets Investment Trust, and any income from them can go down as well as up and you may not get back the amount you invested.

In emerging markets, the risks can be greater than in developed markets. Emerging Markets can sometimes experience periods of political, economic and currency instability, as well as changing investor sentiment that cause investments to fall in value, sometimes sharply.
For full details of all of the risks involved in investing in the Templeton Emerging Markets Investment Trust please read the Annual Report (click here).