Franklin Templeton is now MORE

Franklin Templeton's recent acquisition of Legg Mason makes them the sixth-largest independent fund manager in the world.

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At Franklin Templeton, we strive to always deliver more for our clients. Our recent acquisition of Legg Mason makes us the sixth-largest independent fund manager in the world. Together, we bring extensive histories that now offer more investment experts, comprehensive analytics and research insights on the ground.

Franklin Templeton brings together an unmatched collection of independent specialist investment managers (SIMs) to provide their clients deep expertise and specialisation – within and across asset classes, investment styles and geographies. And they offer hundreds of strategies across active, smart beta and passive approaches – in a full range of vehicles.

Our story

One thing has driven Franklin Templeton’s growth and evolution: our focus on delivering better client outcomes. It is why we have built a world-class investment firm that aims to offer the best of both worlds: global strength and boutique specialisation. And it is the reason clients in more than 165 countries have entrusted us with their investments, making us one of the world’s largest asset managers with US$1.55-trillion in assets under management.

One thing has driven Franklin Templeton’s growth and evolution: our focus on delivering better client outcomes.

Nimble where it matters

All told, our SIMs comprise approximately 1300 investment professionals located across 20+ countries, giving us an ear to the ground in the world’s most significant markets. And they’re backed by a strong, global infrastructure with at-scale capabilities in research, data analytics and servicing. This combination of independent, entrepreneurial SIMs and global strength makes us uniquely agile.

Unparalleled in our ability to customise

While our structure makes us agile, our scale lets us offer hundreds of strategies across active, smart beta and passive approaches – in a full range of vehicles. And we boast extensive multi-asset capabilities. So, we never need to favour a particular type of solution. Instead, we can provide options best suited to the unique needs of every client, institutional or individual. And beyond our core function of delivering investment returns, we provide our clients with tailored support through a global distribution platform, technology-based tools and value-added services.

Guided by long-term value creation

We believe it is just as important to drive long-term success as it is to seize today’s opportunities. As a closely held public company with an impressively strong balance sheet, we can invest and manage our company for the long term. That’s what lets us keep building on our long track record of developing innovative products and tools for our clients, fuelled by our Silicon Valley roots. Our values-based culture means we do the right thing for our clients and our people. 

All data as of 30/06/21. Assets under management represent combined assets of Franklin Templeton, Legg Mason, and subsidiary investment management groups. Franklin Templeton acquired Legg Mason on 7/31/20.