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Franklin Templeton names APAC co-heads

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Franklin Templeton has confirmed Matthew Harrison and Tariq Ahmad will take up the role of co-heads of APAC beginning in August. The global investment manager said that Mr Harrison, who is currently managing director, Australia and Mr Ahmad, who is presently head of Asia distribution, will have joint ownership and accountability of APAC strategy to best serve its clients and drive growth in the region. “The Asia-Pacific region is critical to the growth strategy for Franklin Templeton. Both Tariq and Matt are industry veterans with successful track records of leading investment management businesses,” said Franklin Templeton’s EVP of global advisory services Adam Spector.

“Their appointment will allow us to capture rapid growth opportunities in the backdrop of shifting market dynamics. Given the strengths of both leaders, we are confident that they will meaningfully accelerate the firm’s growth in the region.” Mr Harrison and Mr Ahmad will take over from current head of APAC Vivek Kudva, who will retire next month after 16 years at Franklin Templeton in line with a plan put in place in 2019. “Vivek Kudva has led our distribution efforts in both APAC and EMEA over his dedicated career at the firm. We would like to thank him for his important contribution over the years and wish him well in his retirement,” said Mr Spector.

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