Carlos Hardenberg is senior vice president and the Director of Frontier Markets Strategy for the Templeton Emerging Markets Group at Franklin Templeton Investments. In this capacity, he is responsible for setting the overall strategy for his respective area, providing guidance and thought leadership, coordinating appropriate resources and coverage, and leveraging the group's expertise to add value across products within the strategy. Prior to joining Franklin Templeton in 2002, Mr. Hardenberg was an analyst in the Corporate Finance Department for Bear Stearns International in London. He entered the financial services industry in 1999. Mr. Hardenberg holds a M.Sc., with distinction in investment management from London City University Business School (UK) and a B.Sc., with honours in business studies from the University of Buckingham (UK). He speaks German, English and Spanish.
Michael Hasenstab holds a Ph.D. in economics from the Asia Pacific School of Economics and Management at Australian National University. He has earned a master's degree in economics of development from the Australian National University and a B.A. in international relations/political economy from Carleton College in the United States. Michael joined Franklin Templeton Investments in July 1995 and since 2001 he is senior vice president, portfolio manager and co-director of the international bond department.
Chetan Sehgal is an executive vice president and the director of Global Emerging Markets and Small Cap Strategies for the Templeton Emerging Markets Group. In this capacity, he is responsible for strengthening the overall Global Emerging Markets and Small Cap strategies, providing guidance and thought leadership, coordinating appropriate resources and coverage, and leveraging the group's expertise to add value across products within the strategies. Prior to joining Franklin Templeton, Mr. Sehgal was a senior ratings analyst for the Credit Rating Information Services of India, Ltd. Mr. Sehgal earned a BE mechanical (honors) from University of Bombay and a post-graduate diploma in management from the Indian Institute of Management in Bangalore, where he specialized in finance and business policy and graduated as an institute scholar. Mr. Sehgal speaks English and Hindi and is a CFA charterholder.
The Fund's investment objective is to maximise, consistent with prudent investment management, a combination of capital appreciation and income. The Fund seeks to achieve its objective by investing principally in a diversified portfolio of equity and debt securities by issuers located, incorporated or have their principal business activities in developing or Emerging Market countries. The Fund will typically invest at least 25% of its assets in Emerging Market equity securities and at least 25% of its assets in debt securities.
- Czech Republic
- Hong Kong
- United Kingdom