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Franklin Templeton hires Scott Collison as head of Asian alternatives sales

Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Opalesque Industry Update - Franklin Templeton Investments announces the appointment of Scott Collison as Head of Alternatives Sales, Asia. Reporting to Mark Browning, Managing Director, Asia, Scott is responsible for new business development of the group’s alternative products in Asia. Based in Singapore, he will work closely with existing regional and country institutional and retail distribution teams, to develop and implement country level strategies to support the growth of Franklin Templeton’s alternative products in Asia.

Scott Collison brings with him over 20 years of experience in the financial markets, whereby 18 years of his experience has been in institutional investing and in building alternative asset management businesses. Prior to joining Franklin Templeton in 2013, Scott was the CEO of Talos Strategies, an advisory business for both traditional and alternatives asset managers. Scott founded and managed the Orvent Fund – one of the largest Asian hedge fund start up in 2011, and was previously portfolio manager at Millennium Partners in Singapore. Scott earlier spent over 12 years at Credit Suisse First Boston as an equities and derivatives trader.

Commenting on the new hire, Mark Browning said: “We see growing interest in alternative products from both Asian institutions and high net worth individuals. The continued expansion of Franklin Templeton’s alternatives and solutions platform remains a core strategic initiative for our business and I am delighted that Scott has joined us in this newly-created position. Investor appetite for alternatives investments is warming up across the region and we are well-positioned for alternatives sales growth both in the traditional institutional market as well as within the wealth management channel.”

Scott added: “This is an exciting opportunity. Franklin Templeton is one of the world’s largest asset managers with extensive presence globally. The group has an excellent array of products which offer tremendous opportunity for the alternatives channel.”

Franklin Templeton’s alternative investments offerings include:

  • the integrated hedge fund solutions of K2 Advisors, in which Franklin Templeton holds a majority stake;
  • the emerging markets private equity capabilities of Darby Private Equity and Templeton Emerging Markets Group;
  • · the global property and real asset offerings of Franklin Templeton Real Asset Advisors;
  • the commodities and managed futures strategies of alternative investments specialist Pelagos Capital Management; and
  • select global macro strategies of Franklin Templeton Fixed Income

(press release)

About Franklin Templeton Investments
Franklin Resources, Inc. is a global investment management organization operating as Franklin Templeton Investments. Franklin Templeton Investments provides global and domestic investment management solutions managed by its Franklin, Templeton, Mutual Series, Bissett, Fiduciary Trust, Darby, Balanced Equity Management and K2 investment teams. The San Mateo, CA-based Company has more than 65 years of investment experience and over $879.1 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2013. In February 2008, Franklin Templeton Investments acquired Viet Capital Holding’s 49% ownership interest in VCBF, thereby becoming Vietcombank’s partner in the business, combining its global fund management experience with the local bank’s onshore presence and network.

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