Franklin Templeton appoints NSW sales director

Franklin Templeton has appointed Michael Bowen as a sales director for financial advisers in New South Wales.


Bowen had joined from PineBridge Investments where he was vice president for wholesale and private wealth with responsibility for distribution and client service across wholesale advice channels, independent high net worth practices and brokers.


He would report to Felicity Walsh, head of sales at Franklin Templeton Australia.


He had 15 years’ experience in sales including 10 years in the financial services industry.


Walsh said: “We are delighted to have someone of Michael’s calibre and experience join our growing team. He is a great fit for our culture, which revolves around active engagement with our clients and being passionate about helping advisers find the right investment solutions for their clients.


“He will provide critical depth to the team as we continue to offer an expanded suite of investment strategies, including the growth of alternatives capabilities.”


Matthew Harrison, managing director of Franklin Templeton Australia and New Zealand, said: “Our experienced distribution team are well-positioned to assist our clients in creating sustainable businesses.”


“Michael’s addition will only enhance our position and provide further support for our clients. While the strength of our organisation lies with the expertise and autonomy of our specialist investment managers, our ability to work collaboratively with clients to find solutions remains our focus.”

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