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Franklin Biotechnology Discovery A (acc) USD

Ranked 4 out of 4 in - Biotechnology over 12 months
All calculations are in EUR unless stated

Managed by

Steven Kornfeld

Steven Kornfeld graduated from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management and holds a BA in business and an MBA. He has been managing funds for over ten years and is currently a fund manager at Franklin Templeton where he runs US equities. Before this he worked in private equity and previously as a sell-side research analyst where he specialised in emerging growth companies. Steven is a CFA Charterholder.

Evan McCulloch

Evan McCulloch joined Franklin Templeton Investments as a management trainee in 1992. Now a vice president and portfolio manager for the group, McCulloch’s responsibilities include managing the Franklin Biotechnology Fund. A self described research driven investor, McCulloch specialises in research analysis of the health care industry; including pharmaceuticals, health care information systems/internet and health care providers. He is a bottom-up investor who pursues a growth strategy and focuses primarily on individual securities, choosing companies he believes are positioned for rapid growth in revenues, earnings or assets. Born in Mesa, Arizona in 1969, McCulloch graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a bachelor’s degree in economics and business administration.


The Fund's investment objective is capital appreciation. The Fund invests principally in equity securities of biotechnology companies and discovery research firms (including small to mid-sized companies) located in the US and other countries, and to a lesser extent in debt securities of any type of issuers worldwide.

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Biotechnology over : 31/01/2017 - 31/01/2018

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 01/01/2018 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2017 2.7% 10.6% -4.5% 4.9% -7.3%
2016 -15.4% -27.9% 4.2% 12.8% -0.2%
2015 16.9% 28.6% 0.5% -19.7% 12.8%
2014 53.4% 7.4% 3.7% 18.5% 16.2%
2013 57.2% 21.8% 6.8% 18.6% 1.9%
2012 24.9% 13.2% 13.8% 4.5% -7.3%
2011 13.3% -0.9% 4.7% -6.1% 16.4%
2010 25.8% 16.8% -4.3% 2.0% 10.4%
2009 7.4% 3.4% -1.8% 5.2% 0.6%
2008 -3.8% -15.1% 6.3% 17.7% -9.5%
2007 -11.8% -2.3% 2.3% -1.5% -10.4%
2006 -7.2% 4.0% -17.8% 2.5% 6.0%
2005 19.2% -12.5% 18.8% 12.1% 2.2%
2004 2.6% 10.0% 1.4% -3.2% -5.0%
2003 19.1% -2.0% 16.9% 6.1% -2.1%
2002 -51.0% -13.3% -37.1% -9.0% -1.2%
2001 -15.5% -26.0% 28.8% -28.1% 23.2%
2000 22.4% -24.2%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Registered For Sale In

  1. Austria
  2. Belgium
  3. Cyprus
  4. Czech Republic
  5. Denmark
  6. Estonia
  7. Finland
  8. France
  9. Germany
  10. Gibraltar
  11. Greece
  12. Guernsey
  13. Hong Kong
  14. Hungary
  15. Ireland
  16. Italy
  17. Jersey
  18. Korea
  19. Latvia
  20. Lithuania
  21. Luxembourg
  22. Macau
  23. Netherlands
  24. Norway
  25. Peru
  26. Poland
  27. Portugal
  28. Singapore
  29. Slovakia
  30. South Africa
  31. Spain
  32. Sweden
  33. Switzerland
  34. Taiwan
  35. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date03/04/2000
  • Share Class size2,124Mn
  • Base currencyUSD
  • ISIN LU0109394709

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment5,000
  • Min. regular additional investment0


  • Annual management1.00%

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Performance is for the period shown (month end to month end, bid/bid, gross income reinvested, calculated in the currency and currencies indicated).