Franklin Mutual Global Discovery Fund

Franklin Mutual Global Discovery Fund's stock selection process is disciplined and consistent. "Deep value" is the core philosophy of the fund's investment process – the fund ....

YT Kum, CFA 11.12.2008
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Investment Strategy
Franklin Mutual Global Discovery Fund's stock selection process is disciplined and consistent. "Deep value" is the core philosophy of the fund's investment process – the fund always looks for companies with significant discount (more than 30 percent) to their intrinsic values. The fund's investment process is completely bottom-up and research driven, with no regard to any benchmark. The fund also explores opportunities in distressed securities and merger arbitrage, but the investment portion is not significant due to its risk budget.

As a "deep value" investor, the fund always aims at buying quality names at cheap prices. The fund defines "quality names" as companies with goo

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YT Kum, CFA  YT Kum is a consultant for Morningstar, contributing to manager selection and asset allocation activities in Asia, and is responsible for providing investment thought leadership on topics relevent to investors in Asia.  

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