Legal Information – Franklin Templeton Investments Offshore

Legal Information

Please read this page before proceeding as it explains certain legal and regulatory restrictions which apply to the information contained and investment products referred to within this Website.

  1. This Site is intended for certain qualified sub distributors who have clients that reside outside the United States and have investments in Franklin Templeton products and investors in Franklin Templeton products that reside outside the United States and certain qualified Professional Advisors. This website is expressly not intended for investors who reside in the United States. It does not constitute an offer to anyone or solicitation by anyone in any jurisdiction in which such an offer or solicitation is not lawful or in which the person making such offer or solicitation is not qualified to do so.

    This website contains certain information on the following funds each referred to hereinafter as a "Fund" and collectively as the "Funds":

    • Franklin Floating Rate Fund, PLC (Ireland)
    • Franklin Templeton Investment Funds (Luxembourg)
    • Franklin Templeton Series II Funds (Luxembourg)
    • Franklin Templeton Strategic Allocation Funds (Luxembourg)

    The Funds and the shares of the Funds (the "Shares") are not registered in the United States of America under the Investment Company Act of 1940 or under the Securities Act of 1933. The Shares of the Funds may not be directly or indirectly offered or sold in the United States of America or any of its territories or possessions or areas subject to its jurisdiction or to or for the benefit of nationals or residents thereof, unless pursuant to an exemption from registration requirements available under U.S. law, any applicable statute, rule or interpretation. Applicants for Shares are required to declare that they are not U.S. persons (as defined in each Fund’s Prospectus) and are not applying for Shares on behalf of any U.S. person.

    The distribution of the Prospectus of each Fund and the offering of the Shares may be restricted in certain jurisdictions. It is the responsibility of any persons wishing to make application for Shares pursuant to each Prospectus to inform themselves of, and to observe, all applicable laws and regulations of any relevant jurisdictions. Prospective subscribers for Shares should make themselves aware of the legal requirements with respect to such application and any applicable taxes in the countries of their respective citizenship, residence or domicile.

    The information provided on this Website does not, in any way, constitute investment advice. If you are in any doubt about any information on this Website, please consult your stockbroker, solicitor, accountant or other financial adviser.

  2. All investments involve risk. The prices of Shares and income therefrom can go down as well as up, and you may not get back the full amount invested. Past performance is no guarantee of future performance. Currency fluctuation may affect the value of overseas investment. In emerging markets, the risks can be greater than in developed markets. Emerging markets can be more risky than developed markets. Investors should be aware of the special risks associated with aggressively seeking capital appreciation, including investments in securities of a more speculative nature with greater emphasis on short term trading profits, and concentration of stocks of specific sectors, as with the investments in the technology and biotechnology sectors. This investment strategy can lead to greater volatility than investment in funds invested in a greater spread stocks across a wider variety of sectors.

    Current tax reporting, levels and reliefs in respect of any investment made in the products mentioned herein may vary and will depend on your personal circumstances.

  3. Subscriptions for Shares can be only made on the basis of the relevant Fund documentation. Copies of each Fund’s prospectus are available on this website.

  4. Considerable care has been taken to ensure that the information contained on this Website is accurate at the date of publication. However no representation or warranty, express or implied, is made to its accuracy or completeness. Templeton Global Advisors, Ltd. or Templeton Franklin Global Distributors Ltd. or any Fund accept no liability for any loss arising, whether direct or indirect, caused by the use of any part of the information provided.

  5. This Website may have links to third party Websites, which are not under the control of Templeton Global Advisors, Ltd. or Templeton Franklin Global Distributors Ltd. or any Fund. In this respect, Templeton Global Advisors, Ltd. or Templeton Franklin Global Distributors Ltd. or any Fund will incur no liability for any content, service, product or material offered through any linked site. You will Access third party linked Websites at your own risk.

  6. All rights to trademarks, trade names, copyrights, patents and other intellectual property rights in the information on this Website are reserved to Templeton Global Advisors, Ltd. or Templeton Franklin Global Distributors Ltd.