Franklin Templeton announces key deal
Duane Green, a 16-year veteran of the firm, will retain his role as president and CEO of Franklin Templeton Canada. He will continue to report to Andrew Ashton, head of Americas ex-US Distribution.
“We will continue to focus on building strong partnerships with plan sponsors, consultants, advisors and other key intermediaries, and providing them with better communication, thought leadership and education to help them build their business,” Green said, adding that the firm will keep supporting Canadian investors with “high-quality investment solutions at competitive fees.”
Ashton, who has been with Franklin Templeton for more than two decades, has been given additional responsibility for marketing and product strategy across the region. He will report to Adam Spector, the newly named EVP and head of Global Distribution.
“Throughout their long tenure with our firm, both Andrew and Duane have maintained an unwavering focus on serving clients, which will continue to be crucial following this large-scale acquisition,” Johnson said.
“With this acquisition, we will have an unmatched collection of specialist investment managers with deep investment expertise globally across asset classes for all types of clients,” Ashton said.