本基金的投資目標為追求長期資本增值。 本基金將主要投資於以下企業之可轉讓股權證券：（i）該企業設立於邊境市場(Frontier Market)國家，及/或（ii）該企業之主要營運活動位於邊境市場並涵蓋各市場資本額範疇。
Mr. Khatoun joined Franklin Templeton Investments in 2012. Prior to joining Franklin Templeton Investments, he worked as an equity portfolio manager of Algebra Capital which is now known as Franklin Templeton Investments (ME) Limited.
David Haglund is a senior executive director and portfolio manager of the Templeton Frontier Market strategies and the (MENA) mandates. Mr. Haglund has been based in UAE since 2004. Prior to joining Franklin Templeton in 2007, Mr. Haglund held investment banking and private equity positions in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Preceding arriving to UAE, he was working within the asset management field in Sweden. Mr. Haglund holds an M.S. in Business Administration and Economics from Lund University in Sweden. His education also encompassed studies at the National University in Singapore.
Ahmed Awny (CFA) is based in Dubai. He has equity research responsibility for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and Sub-Saharan regions. Prior to joining Franklin Templeton in 2007, he was an investment manager for a large fund in Dubai, worked in the Private Equity Division of an Egyptian holding company and was a bank analyst for EFG-Hermes. He entered the financial services industry in 1998. Mr. Ahmed holds a B.Comm in accounting from Ain Shams Univ. and speaks English and Arabic.