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

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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

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Franklin Templeton Issues Corporate Social Responsibility Report and Broadens Goals for 2022

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Franklin Templeton has released its annual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report that addresses its commitment to responsible corporate citizenship and outlines its efforts to build a better future for clients, shareholders and employees as well as the communities it serves around the world. In addition to announcing that the firm met its 2021 commitments, the 2022 report

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Inflation and interest rates- have we reached the pivot point?

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The inflation debate has intensified in recent months. In the latest edition of Franklin Templeton Investment Institute Macro Perspectives, Franklin Templeton’s investment specialists discuss what’s fueling inflation and how policymakers are combating it. They offer differing views on whether inflation will abate or accelerate as the year progresses. The paper also explores the potential impacts of

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Franklin Templeton Appoints Anne Simpson as Global Head of Sustainability

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Franklin Templeton has appointed Anne Simpson as Global Head of Sustainability, a newly-created role charged with driving Franklin Templeton’s overall strategic direction on stewardship, sustainability and environmental, social and governance (ESG) investment strategy globally. Simpson joins the firm from the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS), where she served as Managing Investment Director for Board

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Franklin Templeton appoints experienced Sales Director to bolster Australian distribution capabilities

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Franklin Templeton Australia has appointed Marc Hraiki to the position of Sales Director in Sydney. Hraiki has more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry and joins Franklin Templeton from HUB24 where he was senior state manager for NSW and ACT. Prior to that, Hraiki was National Manager for Advice Relationships with IOOF.

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The rise of regionalisation offers risks and rewards

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Investors looking for opportunities in global markets need to pay attention to the post-COVID shift from globalisation to regionalisation, as countries take steps to secure their supply chains and protect their battered economies. A recent megatrends investment forum hosted by Kim Catechis, investment strategist for the Franklin Templeton Investment Institute, turned its attention to the risk

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Finding the fixed income balance critical for income in portfolios

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Investors got a preview of how fixed income markets might respond to a return of inflation earlier this year, when in the March quarter, US Treasury yields rose by around 75 basis points and asset prices fell sharply. Portfolio Manager Brian Kloss at Brandywine Global, a specialist investment manager of Franklin Templeton, says the lesson

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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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