Franklin Templeton appoints senior director of institutional business

Franklin Templeton Australia has announced the appointment of Matthew Jackson to the newly-created role of senior director of institutional business.

Jackson joined Franklin Templeton from funds management and advisory firm Shed Enterprises, where he was head of distribution for Australia and New Zealand.

Based in Sydney and reporting to Felicity Walsh, head of institutional and alternatives, Jackson would be responsible for managing and building the firm’s relationships with institutional investors in local and global fixed income and equity and alternative strategies.

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Jackson brought over 20 years of experience in investment management, banking and financial markets.

Prior to Shed Enterprises, he was the head of global liquidity sales for Australia and New Zealand at JP Morgan Asset Management with additional board duties.

Before that, he had also worked six years at Westpac Intuitional Bank as an associate director in fixed income, currencies and commodities.

The appointment of Jackson followed the appointment of Vivian Sun who had joined Franklin Templeton in November 2018 in the same role in Melbourne.

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