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15 top emerging markets funds led by Templeton Frontier Markets

What are we looking for?

Leaders among emerging markets funds over the past year.

The screen

We looked at the 15 top performing emerging-markets equity funds for the year ended Jan. 31. U.S. dollar, segregated and duplicate versions were excluded.

What did we find?

A frontier emerging markets fund outpacing its peers by a wide margin.

Templeton Frontier Markets, which is managed by globetrotting manager Mark Mobius of Franklin Templeton Investments, has gained nearly 22 per cent. Interestingly, its return also trounced his other funds (not shown) such as Templeton Emerging Markets, up 4.7 per cent, and Templeton BRIC, off 0.2 per cent.

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