Franklin Templeton Appoints Matthew Williams As Senior Director And Head Of Institutional Sales EMEA

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Franklin Templeton Appoints Matthew Williams As Senior Director And Head Of Institutional Sales EMEA

London – 23 July 2019 – Franklin Templeton is pleased to announce the appointment of Matthew Williams as Senior Director and Head of Institutional Sales, EMEA. In this newly-created role, Matthew will relocate to Frankfurt, Germany on 1 September 2019, where he will be responsible for developing and leading the institutional sales strategy and client relationship management for institutional clients in EMEA.

Matthew joined Franklin Templeton in April 2013 as Head of Defined Contribution and was later appointed to Head of Institutional and Client Service for Canada, where he is currently based. Prior to joining Franklin Templeton, he held a number of leadership roles at ING Investment Management in Asia (Hong Kong and Thailand) where he advised sovereign and quasi sovereign institutions on the development of their pension models; and in Australia where he was Head of Sales for the ANZ channel.

Matthew will report to Vivek Kudva, Managing Director for EMEA and India. Commenting on the appointment Vivek said: “I am delighted to welcome Matthew in this new role. He brings over 20 years of distribution experience from wealth and institutional investment management industry in Australia, Canada and across Asia which will be invaluable to this role. I am looking forward to working closely with him as we expand our institutional business in the EMEA region.”

Matthew holds a Master of Commerce from the University of Western Sydney and an M.B.A. from Southern Cross University, Australia.

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