People Moves Announcement: Franklin Emerging Market Debt Opportunities Team

From Franklin Templeton
Contact Alina Ulkina and Dorine Johnson
Telephone +44 (0)790 090 0184 M

We are pleased to announce that Joanna Woods, CFA has been appointed as Vice President and Portfolio Manager within the Franklin Emerging Market Debt Opportunities team, effective 7th September 2020. Based in London, Joanna reports to Nicholas Hardingham, Senior Vice President and Portfolio Manager, who leads the team.

Joanna joins Franklin Templeton from First State Investments (FSI) where she was an Emerging Market Debt Portfolio Manager. A keen ESG advocate, Joanna has extensive knowledge of the Latin American, MENA and Asian markets.

In addition, Carlos Ortiz, Vice President and Research Analyst, has transitioned to the Franklin Emerging Market Debt Opportunities team, effective 10th July 2020. Carlos was previously a member of the wider Franklin Templeton Fixed Income team having joined the firm in 2015. In his new role, he will be providing additional coverage on select Latin American issuers drawing upon his background in economics and experience in Emerging Markets from previous roles prior to joining Franklin Templeton.