Investment Strategy

TEMIT's investment strategy is built upon the following Templeton cornerstones, which have been in place for over half a century.

  • Search Globally. The Group believes bargains have no borders when searching for the best investment opportunities.
  • Seek Value. They search worldwide for stocks selling at prices they believe are low relative to their true value.
  • Perform Fundamental, Bottom-Up Research. The Group conducts in-person company visits and perform extensive fundamental research to model a company's potential future earnings, cash flow and asset value relative to its stock price.
  • Practice Patient, Long-Term Investing. They evaluate a company's potential for earnings and growth over a five-year horizon.​

Unparalleled Emerging Markets Experience

Carlos Hardenberg, senior vice president and managing director, Templeton Emerging Markets Group, was named lead portfolio manager of Templeton Emerging Markets Investment Trust (TEMIT) from 1 October 2015. Carlos is a 13-year veteran of the Templeton Emerging Markets group with extensive research and investment expertise. He works alongside Chetan Sehgal (executive vice president and managing director, who has worked in the Templeton Emerging Markets Group for over 20 years) and Mark Mobius, executive chairman of Templeton Emerging Markets Group, who remains as a portfolio manager on the fund.

Read blog post: Meet the Team: Carlos Hardenberg

Read blog post: Meet the Team: Chetan Sehgal

The Templeton Emerging Markets Group is one of the pioneers of emerging market investing, led by Dr. Mark Mobius, a trailblazer in emerging markets investing for over 30 years. Established in 1987, the Templeton Emerging Markets Group is one of the largest of its kind and has a presence in 20 offices around the world. The Group includes 53 dedicated emerging markets portfolio managers and analysts.

Franklin Templeton's Emerging Market Offices​