Franklin Templeton Expands Franklin Real Asset Advisors Team

From Franklin Resources, Inc.
Contact Alina Ulkina
Telephone 0207 073 8541

London, 29 April 2020 – Franklin Templeton1 today announced the appointment of Louise Evans as Head of Asset Management for Franklin Real Asset Advisors (FRAA). Based in London, Evans joined the firm in March 2020 and reports to Riccardo Abello, director and portfolio manager for FRAA, Franklin Templeton’s dedicated global real asset investment platform, led by Raymond Jacobs, Managing Director.

Evans will be responsible for the asset management of FRAA’s European portfolios, supporting the strategy within the social infrastructure and traditional real estate sectors, and will work closely with the acquisition team supporting the underwriting and due diligence of new investments. In addition, Evans will actively drive investment performance of existing properties by implementing asset level business plans, environmental and social sustainability policies, as well as sales and marketing strategies.

Raymond Jacobs comments: “I am delighted that Louise has joined our team as we continue to expand our European portfolio. This is another key hire for us as we position ourselves for attractive buying opportunities across Europe caused by the current significant disruption to markets. In particular, we look to invest much-needed capital for social infrastructure in Europe and create positive impact in communities as they recover from the pandemic crisis.”

Riccardo Abello adds: “Louise brings a wealth of asset management experience to the team, and I look forward to working closely with her.”

Prior to re-joining Franklin Templeton, Evans worked as Acting Head of Alternatives Asset Management at LaSalle Investment Management where she oversaw a portfolio of £1.9bn assets held across 14 different funds. She has experience in a number of asset classes including healthcare, student housing, hotels and residential. Evans holds a Master’s degree (MSc) in Real Estate from Kingston University London and a Bachelor’s degree (BA) in Italian and French from University College London.

Considered one of the premier managers in global private real estate investing, Franklin Real Asset Advisors, has managed global and regional private estate portfolios for investors since 1984, with its experience in gained over multiple market cycles. Backed by the strength and stability of Franklin Templeton, FRAA offers extensive resources supporting private real estate investing and has deployed over $7.3 billion2 of committed equity in more than 170 private real asset transactions since 1997.

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Alina UlkinaDorine Johnson
Corporate Communications Manager
Franklin Templeton
Cannon Place, 78 Cannon Street
London EC4N 6HL
Tel: 0207 073 8541
Head of Corporate Communications Europe
Franklin Templeton
Cannon Place, 78 Cannon Street
London EC4N 6HL
Tel: 0207 073 8538

Notes to Editors:

  1. 1Franklin Resources, Inc. [NYSE:BEN] is a global investment management organization operating as Franklin Templeton. Franklin Templeton’s goal is to deliver better outcomes by providing global and domestic investment management to retail, institutional and sovereign wealth clients in over 170 countries. Through specialized teams, the company has expertise across all asset classes, including equity, fixed income, alternatives and custom multi-asset solutions. The company’s more than 600 investment professionals are supported by its integrated, worldwide team of risk management professionals and global trading desk network. With employees in over 30 countries, the California-based company has more than 70 years of investment experience and approximately $580 billion in assets under management as of March 31, 2020. For more information, please visit
  2. Source: Franklin Templeton as of March 31, 2020.

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