Franklin Templeton appoints Matthew Harrison and Tariq Ahmad as Co-Heads of APAC


Matthew Harrison

Franklin Templeton is pleased to announce the appointment of Matthew (Matt) Harrison and Tariq Ahmad as Co-Heads of APAC, effective August 1, 2022.

In their roles, Matt Harrison, currently Managing Director, Australia and Tariq Ahmad, currently Head of Asia Distribution, will have joint ownership and accountability of APAC strategy to best serve the firm’s clients and drive growth in the region.

They take over from Vivek Kudva, Head of APAC, who will be retiring from Franklin Templeton on July 28, 2022, after 16 years at the firm, pursuant to a plan put in place in 2019.

Matt and Tariq will report to Adam Spector, EVP – Global Advisory Services and will jointly develop and execute the overall APAC strategy.

Adam Spector, EVP – Global Advisory Services at Franklin Templeton said: “The Asia Pacific region is critical to the growth strategy for Franklin Templeton. Both Tariq and Matt are industry veterans with successful track records of leading investment management businesses. Their appointment will allow us to capture rapid growth opportunities in the backdrop of shifting market dynamics. Given the strengths of both leaders, we are confident that they will meaningfully accelerate the firm’s growth in the region.”

“Vivek Kudva has led our distribution efforts in both APAC and EMEA over his dedicated career at the firm. We would like to thank him for his important contribution over the years and wish him well in his retirement.”

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