Franklin Templeton appoints senior director, institutional

Franklin Templeton has appointed Vivian Sun as senior director of institutional business, where she would be responsible for managing and building relationships with institutional investors in Australian and New Zealand.

Sun would report to Felicity Walsh, head of institutional and alternatives, and would support the delivery of the firm’s investment capabilities, including alternatives offerings from K2 Advisors.

Sun joined the firm from Neuberger Berman, where she was institutional business sales executive and vice president, institutional business.

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Prior to this, she also led institutional business activities at Western Asset Management and worked as an investment consultant with Mercer Investment Consulting in Sydney and Melbourne.

Franklin Templeton managing director, Matthew Harrison, said Sun’s depth of relationships in the institutional market with both asset owners and consultants, and her broad experience across asset classes, would be invaluable going forward.

"We plan to further augment both our institutional and retail advisory distribution teams in the coming months, as we seek to best position our business for growth and add further capabilities to our Australian team,” he said.

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