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Franklin Templeton multi-asset CIO exits after 18 years

Franklin Templeton multi-asset CIO exits after 18 years

Brent Smith, former chief investment officer in the multi-asset strategies group at Franklin Templeton, has left the firm after 18 years.

Smith joined Franklin Templeton in 1996 and was responsible for overseeing investments in the company’s multi-asset products globally.

At the time of his departure, Smith was managing director of funds management and research within the Franklin Templeton Solutions team.

In particular for European investors, Smith was co-manager of the £960 million Franklin Global Fundamental Strategies fund and of the £48 million Franklin Global Equity Strategies fund.

The former fund has returned 26.1% over the past three years, compared with an average of 11.7% from its peer group and 26.4% from its composite benchmark, comprising a two-thirds weighting to global equities and one-third to global government bonds.

Franklin Global Equity Strategies has returned 13% over the past three years, compared with 20.9% from its peer group and 20.4% from its composite benchmark of two-thirds in the MSCI World index and one-third in the MSCI Emerging Markets index.

On both funds Matthias Hoppe has become co-manager alongside Tony Coffey.

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