Franklin Templeton announces key appointments to Australian Distribution Team

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Franklin Templeton Investments Australia has announced two key appointments to its distribution team in Sydney, adding depth to the firm’s ability to meet the needs of investors across Australia and New Zealand.

Amy Teh has been appointed to the newly created role of Head of Investment and Consultant Relations. In this role, she will be responsible for managing the firm’s relationships with research houses and investment consultants.

Ms. Teh joins from Colonial First State (CFS) where she most recently held the role of National Manager, Strategy and Implementation. Prior to joining CFS in 2012, she worked as an Investment Consultant and Actuarial Analyst at Willis Towers Watson. Ms. Teh is a CFA charterholder and commenced in her new role on July 2.

In addition, Felicity Walsh has been promoted to Head of Institutional and Alternatives. In this role, she will head up the firm’s institutional distribution business, focusing on the delivery of the firm’s extensive range of investment capabilities, including K2 Advisors. Ms. Walsh most recently served as head of Franklin Templeton Alternatives, Australia, and joined the firm in 2015.

Franklin Templeton Investments Australia Managing Director Matthew Harrison, who joined the firm in January 2018, said, “The firm has a long history of helping institutions and advisers with their investment needs, backed by the deep perspective and resources of a global organisation. Both Amy and Felicity bring a great deal of experience to our team and will play a crucial role in not only working with key client groups but also in supporting the buildout of our distribution strategy in the Australian market.”

Both roles will report directly to Mr. Harrison.

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