Franklin Templeton Appoints Jennifer Ockwell as New Head of UK Institutional

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London – 15 June 2018 – Franklin Templeton Investments today announced the appointment of Jennifer Ockwell as Head of UK Institutional. Effective 2nd July 2018, Jennifer will be based at Franklin Templeton’s London offices and will be responsible for institutional sales and client service in the UK. She will report to Martyn Gilbey, UK Country Head.

With over 18 years’ experience in financial services, Jennifer brings significant expertise and an established track-record within institutional asset management. She was most recently Head of UK Institutional at Janus Henderson where she was responsible for managing and building relationships with existing and prospective clients, investment consultants and independent advisors representing pension funds, local authorities and charities. Prior to this, she was Head of Institutional Clients at the firm having previously worked at Threadneedle Investments and Deutsche Asset Management.

Since April 2017, Jennifer has been a member of both the Advisory Board and Steering Committee at the Diversity Project as well as a Trustee Director at Executive Shift. Jennifer was also previously a Trustee Director of the Henderson Group Pension Scheme.

Martyn Gilbey, UK Country Head commented: “Jennifer is a great addition to the team and the ideal candidate to lead Franklin Templeton’s UK Institutional business. She brings a wealth of institutional experience and an impressive track record of delivering strong results through sustained growth, building successful teams and valued and enduring client relationships. I am confident that Jennifer’s appointment will enable us to continue to develop our institutional business and meet the needs of institutional investors.”

Jennifer Ockwell added: “Having spent my career working within the UK Institutional market, I’m delighted to have the opportunity to work with Martyn to develop Franklin Templeton’s capabilities in this space.”

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Notes to Editors:

Franklin Resources, Inc. [NYSE:BEN] is a global investment management organization operating as Franklin Templeton Investments. Franklin Templeton Investments provides 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, alternative and custom solutions. The company’s more than 650 investment professionals are supported by its integrated, worldwide team of risk management professionals and global trading desk network. With offices in over 30 countries, the California-based company has 70 years of investment experience and over $732 billion in assets under management as of 31 May 2018. For more information, please visit

In the UK, Franklin Templeton Investments offers a distinct and diversified investment line-up, comprising three major international equity houses (Franklin, Templeton and Mutual Series); a specialist UK equity house Franklin Templeton Fund Management Limited); several dedicated country-specific equity houses; complemented by a substantial global fixed income group. Franklin Templeton Investments promotes to UK intermediaries 100 funds, including:

• 85 Luxembourg-registered SICAV funds including 70 GBP share classes
• 14 UK-registered OEIC funds
• 1 investment trust

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