Franklin Templeton Investments is a global investment manager with over 650 investment professionals serving clients in over 150 countries. It provides global and domestic investment management to retail, institutional and sovereign wealth clients across all asset classes, including equity, fixed income, alternative and custom solutions.
As at 30 September 2014, Franklin Templeton Investments had over US$898bn in assets under management.
Franklin Resources Inc. is an American holding company that, together with its subsidiaries, is referred to as Franklin Templeton Investments. It is listed on the NYSE under the ticker BEN, in honour of Benjamin Franklin, who was admired by founder Rupert Johnson, Sr. Established in New York in 1947, the company now employs over 9,000 people worldwide.
In the UK, Franklin Templeton offers an extensive range of funds investing in a large number of asset classes and financial markets. Its London office opened in 1986 and offices in Edinburgh followed in 1988 as the UK business grew. More recently, after its acquisition of UK equity specialists Rensburg Fund Management (now Franklin Templeton Fund Management Limited), Franklin Templeton also opened an office in Leeds.