Franklin Templeton appoints Sales Director to support strong business growth

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Franklin Templeton Australia has appointed Huw O’Grady to the position of sales director, based in Melbourne. O’Grady, with over 15 years of experience of working in the investment management sector, joins from Grant Samuel Funds Management, where he spent the past seven years as key account manager, responsible for growing funds under management across advisory

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Franklin Templeton Australia recognised for award-winning global equities SMA

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Franklin Templeton Australia has been named, for the second year in a row, the winner of the International Equities category at the 2021 IMAP Managed Account Awards. The Institute of Managed Account Professionals (IMAP) is the only industry organisation for advisers, managers, providers and other businesses actively involved in offering or supporting Managed Accounts. This annual

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Midyear outlook: guarding for inflation and searching for quality

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In its midyear outlook, Franklin Templeton, a global investment manager,  presents market and investment views for the second half of the year and examine the uneven global recovery from COVID-19. Emerging COVID-19 variants are adding new economic headwinds in parts of the world, while other countries are sharply rebounding amid vaccination rollouts and heavy fiscal

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Blockchain will continue to innovate, disrupt several industries

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The Medici accounting ledger developed during the 1500s advanced Europe’s economic growth—now blockchain has the potential to launch a new, global digital Renaissance, transforming financial services, supply chains, healthcare, backend offices, and more[1] , says Stephen Dover, Chief Market Strategist, Head of Franklin Templeton Investment Institute, Franklin Templeton. “In 2018, we identified conditions that could make blockchain a potential

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Franklin Australian Absolute Return Bond Fund hits $1bn in assets

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Franklin Templeton, one of the world’s largest investment managers, today announced that the Franklin Australian Absolute Return Bond Fund has passed a significant milestone, attracting $1 billion of funds under management from Australian investors. Launched in December 2014, the Fund’s combination of attractive returns and strong risk management proved appealing to investors during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Franklin Templeton’s inaugural Corporate Social Responsibility Report introduces enhanced global citizenship framework and goals on ESG Investing, Environment, Diversity and Inclusion

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Franklin Templeton has launched its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report in recognition of the firm’s long-standing belief that being a responsible corporate citizen is vital to the long-term sustainability of its business, in addition to the well-being of the communities in which its employees live and work. “The events of the past year, including the

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Award-winning Franklin Global Growth Fund upgraded by Lonsec amid strong performance through the pandemic

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Franklin Templeton Australia’s flagship Franklin Global Growth Fund has been upgraded to ‘Recommended’ status by ratings agency Lonsec. The Fund is an actively managed, long only international equities product that invests in a concentrated portfolio of approximately 35-40 stocks and aims to outperform the MSCI World ex-Australia Index (the ‘Benchmark’, after fees) over the medium

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Franklin Templeton Australia announces new distribution leadership team

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Franklin Templeton Australia has announced a new senior distribution leadership team, further reinforcing the firm’s commitment to delivering better client outcomes. The new Franklin Templeton Australia distribution leadership team includes: Felicity Walsh expands her role as Head of Sales, to lead both the institutional and retail sales teams Amy Teh continues in her role as Head of

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Franklin Templeton completes acquisition of Legg Mason

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Franklin Resources, Inc. (the “Company”) [NYSE:BEN], a global investment management organisation with subsidiaries operating as Franklin Templeton, has announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Legg Mason, Inc. [NYSE:LM] and its specialist investment managers. The newly-combined organisation establishes Franklin Templeton as one of the world’s largest independent, specialised global investment managers with

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Franklin Templeton announces senior distribution team appointments for Asia Pacific

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Franklin Templeton is pleased to announce the appointment of Vivek Kudva as the new Head of Asia Pacific (APAC), including India, reporting to the newly announced Head of Global Advisory Services, Adam Spector. In his new role, Kudva will be responsible for leading the firm’s retail and institutional distribution across the region and continue to

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