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Franklin Templeton Investment Hires Manraj S. Sekhon as CIO of Emerging Markets Equity

Franklin Templeton Investment has hired Manraj S. Sekhon as Chief Investment Efficer (CIO) of Emerging Markets Equity.  Based in Singapore, he will join on 19th February 2018 and will report to Stephen Dover, Head of Equities for Franklin Templeton Investment.

” Franklin Templeton Hires Manraj S. Sekhon as Chief Investment Officer “

Sekhon joins from Fullerton Fund Management where he was the Chief Executive, CIO, and Director.  Prior, he was with Henderson Global Investors where he led a team managing Global and EAFE (Europe, Australasia & Far East) portfolios for clients around the world.  He will oversee 80 emerging markets equity investment professionals in 20 offices, managing $45 billion AUM.

He has more than 20 years of experience in global investment, managing portfolios on behalf of pension plans, sovereign wealth, endowments, insurance, family offices and private wealth clients.


 

Jenny Johnson, President and COO of Franklin Templeton Investment: 

“As one of the first emerging markets investment managers, Franklin Templeton has a long history of investing in emerging and later frontier markets. Throughout the past 30 years, we have built a global team of true local experts in these countries, where on-the-ground research is paramount. We remain committed to bringing high quality emerging markets investment options to our retail and institutional clients under Manraj’s capable leadership”

Stephen Dover, Head of Equities for Franklin Templeton Investments:

“Manraj Sekhon brings more than two decades of industry experience in emerging markets and is a proven global investment leader.  As part of the next phase in the evolution of our emerging markets teams, we are pleased to bring on a leader who I am confident will best leverage the breadth of our investment talent across emerging markets equities to deliver the high quality investment strategies and performance that our clients expect.”

Manraj S. Sekhon, CFA, as chief investment officer (CIO) of Emerging Markets Equity:

“Templeton is known as a pioneer in emerging markets investing. I am honored and excited by this opportunity to join the firm to build on the legacy of renowned investors Sir John Templeton and Dr. Mark Mobius. The emerging markets expertise that Franklin Templeton has built, with a deep bench of experienced investment professionals embedded across the countries they research and invest in, is renowned in the industry. I am privileged to be leading this talented group.”

Source: Official Press Release

 

About Franklin Templeton Investments

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Franklin Templeton Investments

Franklin Resources, Inc. [NYSE:BEN] is a global investment management organization operating as Franklin Templeton Investments. Franklin Templeton Investments provides global and domestic investment management to retail, institutional and sovereign wealth clients in over 170 countries. Through specialized teams, the company has expertise across all asset classes—including equity, fixed income, alternative and custom solutions. The company’s more than 650 investment professionals are supported by its integrated, worldwide team of risk management professionals and global trading desk network. With offices in over 30 countries, the California-based company has 70 years of investment experience and over $753 billion in assets under management as of November 30, 2017.

 



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