Franklin Templeton appoints new Head of Asia Distribution

Following its acquisition of Legg Mason in 2020, Franklin Templeton has established a new regionalised distribution model for its business and made new appointments in lead roles. In focusing on the rapidly growing Asia business, the global investment management firm has appointed Tariq Ahmad as Head of Asia Distribution to further strengthen the company’s leadership team for future growth in the region.

Ahmad has been with Brandywine Global Investment Management (Brandywine Global), a specialist investment manager of Franklin Templeton since 2017 and served as its lead. In his new role, he will provide executive oversight of sales, marketing and product strategy efforts across Asia (excluding Japan, India and mainland China).

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