Colin Morton

Colin Morton

Vice President, Portfolio Manager - UK Equity
Franklin UK Equity Team

Location Leeds, UK
Tenure 2011

Colin Morton is a vice president, lead manager of the Franklin UK Equity Income Fund and Franklin UK Rising Dividends Fund, specialising in large cap UK equity analysis and investment.

Mr. Morton joined Franklin Templeton Investments when it acquired Rensburg Fund Management (now Franklin Templeton Fund Management) in January 2011.

Mr. Morton began his career in 1983 as a trainee stockbroker with Wise Speke & Co. He joined Rensburg in 1988 as a private client executive, becoming an investment manager in 1991. He became the manager of Rensburg UK Equity Income Trust in January 1995, manager of the Rensburg UK Blue Chip Growth Trust in September 2000 and has been a joint manager of the Rensburg UK Managers Focus Trust since its launch in September 2006. On the 15 October 2011, all three trusts were merged into newly created sub funds the Franklin Templeton Funds OEIC range and renamed to reflect the Franklin Templeton brand.

Mr. Morton holds an Investment Management Certificate (IMC) and is a Fellow of the Securities Institute (FSI).