Grant Bowers

Grant Bowers

Vice President
Portfolio Manager, Research Analyst
Franklin Advisers, Inc.

Summary
LOCATION: San Mateo, California, United States
TENURE: 1993

Grant Bowers is a vice president and portfolio manager with Franklin Equity Group. He is the lead portfolio manager of Franklin Growth Opportunities Fund and FTIF Franklin U.S. Opportunities Fund (SICAV), as well as related portfolios. He is also a member of Franklin Equity Group's U.S. Growth team.

Mr. Bowers joined Franklin Templeton Investments in 1993 as a fixed income analyst and in 1998 joined the Franklin Equity Group as an analyst. His previous research coverage has included the telecom, media, publishing, transportation and business services industries. Prior to assuming his current role he was the lead portfolio manager of the Franklin Global Communications Fund from 2002 through 2008.

Mr. Bowers studied economics at the University of California at Davis. Prior to joining Franklin Templeton, he served in the United States Army