Edward D. Perks, CFA

Edward D. Perks, CFA

Chief Investment Officer,
Franklin Templeton Multi-Asset Solutions
President, Franklin Advisers, Inc.

Location: San Mateo, California
Tenure: 1992

Edward Perks is chief investment officer of Franklin Templeton Multi-Asset Solutions and president of Franklin Advisers, Inc. In this role, Mr. Perks has oversight of myriad multi-asset investment capabilities designed to meet client needs for specific investment solutions. In addition, he is a member of Franklin Resources' executive committee, a small group of the company's top leaders responsible for shaping the firm's overall strategy.

Mr. Perks is lead portfolio manager of Franklin Income Fund and related portfolios, as well as Franklin Balanced Fund.

Mr. Perks joined Franklin Templeton Investments in 1992. Prior to his current role, he served as the chief investment officer of Franklin Templeton Equity, with oversight of several Franklin Templeton equity teams. He has also served as CIO-Franklin Equity Group (FEG), an evolution from his previous role as director of portfolio management. During his tenure with the firm, his experience has included equity, convertibles and high yield research across a wide range of industries. He has also held lead portfolio manager roles for the Franklin Convertible Securities Fund and Franklin Equity Income Fund. He became portfolio manager of Franklin Income Fund in 2002 and Franklin Balanced Fund in 2006.

Mr. Perks holds a B.A. in economics and political science from Yale University. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder, a member of the CFA Institute, and the Security Analysts of San Francisco (SASF).