Tom Fisher Joins Franklin Templeton as Head of US Institutional

SAN MATEO, Calif., July 25, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Franklin Templeton Investments today announced the appointment of Tom Fisher as head of US Institutional. In this role, Fisher will oversee and provide strategic direction to the firm’s institutional sales, consultant relations and client relations teams in the US, reporting to Tom Regner, head of US Advisory Services for Franklin Templeton Investments.

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“Tom Fisher brings more than two decades of industry experience and wide-ranging expertise across sales, service, planning, product and talent management that will prove invaluable in leading our efforts to maximize the deep resources and tenured talent across our US institutional distribution team,” said Regner. “We are excited to tap his fresh perspective as we continuously strive to enhance our efforts in delivering the exemplary service on which our long-time and new institutional clients depend.”

In leading the firm’s US institutional business, Fisher will oversee a team of professionals based in San Mateo, CA, New York, NY and across the US. The appointment of a single head across institutional sales, consultant relations and client relations, provides the firm with an added resource dedicated to serving the firm’s US institutional business.  

“Our commitment to our institutional clients continues to be a top priority for the firm,” said Jenny Johnson, president of Franklin Templeton Investments. “This not only includes delivering strong, long-term investment performance and a comprehensive suite of products, but also attracting top talent and leveraging the right people in the right roles to most effectively serve our clients. We’re very pleased to welcome Tom Fisher to our organization and believe he has the capabilities and experience to take our institutional business to the next level.” 

Fisher joins Franklin Templeton with over 20 years of financial services experience, with more than 15 of those years working directly in the institutional market. He was previously with JP Morgan Asset Management, most recently serving as managing director and head of the firm’s consultant strategy team, leading its consultant-intermediated sales and service across defined benefit, defined contribution, endowments and foundations, healthcare and insurance platform channels. Fisher holds a bachelor's degree from Georgetown University.

About 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 $743 billion in assets under management as of June 30, 2017.

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