Franklin Templeton strengthens distribution capabilities with sales director appointment


Michael Bowen

Franklin Templeton Australia has appointed Michael Bowen as a Sales Director leading several New South Wales based accounts, including private banks and independent financial advisers.

He will report to Felicity Walsh, Head of Sales at Franklin Templeton Australia.

Bowen has over 15 years’ experience as a sales professional, with more than 10 years in the financial services industry.

He joins Franklin Templeton from PineBridge Investments, where he was Vice President, Wholesale and Private Wealth, with responsibility for distribution and client service across wholesale advice channels, independent high net worth practices, private banks and brokers.

Prior to that, he held senior business development roles at Shed Enterprises and the Rainmaker Group.

Walsh said: “We are delighted to have someone of Michael’s calibre and experience join our growing team. He is a great fit for our culture, which revolves around active engagement with our clients and being passionate about helping advisers find the right investment solutions for their clients. He will provide critical depth to the team as we continue to offer an expanded suite of investment strategies, including the growth of alternatives capabilities.

Matthew Harrison, managing director of Franklin Templeton Australia and New Zealand, said: “Our experienced Distribution team are well positioned to assist our clients in creating sustainable businesses.”

“Michael’s addition will only enhance our position and provide further support for our clients. While the strength of our organisation lies with the expertise and autonomy of our specialist investment managers, our ability to work collaboratively with clients to find solutions remains our focus.”

Bowen said: “I look forward to hearing and discussing the Franklin Templeton team’s insights on market, economic and geopolitical issues, and helping clients put them into action.”

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