Thomas A. Nelson, CFA

Thomas A. Nelson, CFA

Senior Vice President - Director of Investment Solutions
Franklin Advisers, Inc.

Summary
Location New York, US
Tenure 2007

Tom Nelson is a senior vice president and director of investment solutions for Franklin Templeton Multi-Asset Solutions. In this role he oversees the FT MultiAsset Solutions' traditional asset portfolio management team as well as the systematic modeling and asset class research teams. He also co-chairs the FT Multi-Asset Solutions Global Investment Committee (GIC). Mr. Nelson is a portfolio manager of a number of funds offered for sale in various jurisdictions. He is Lead Portfolio Manager of the Franklin NextStep Fund series, Franklin Templeton LVIP Multi-Asset Opportunities Fund, and Franklin VolSmart Allocation VIP Fund. He is Co-Manager of Franklin LifeSmart Retirement Target Funds and Franklin Fund Allocator Series available in the United States; and a manager of the Franklin Global Multi Asset Income Fund, available through Franklin Templeton Investment Funds, a Luxembourg-domiciled SICAV.

Mr. Nelson joined Franklin Templeton Investments in 2007 and co-founded the firm's quantitative research services group upon joining the company. He moved to Franklin Templeton Solutions in 2009. Prior to working at Franklin Templeton, Mr. Nelson worked for Bloomberg LP from 1991 to 2007, where he was most recently manager of the Americas market specialist teams.

Mr. Nelson holds a B.S. in accounting from the University of Delaware. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder and a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) charterholder. He is a member of the CFA Institute, the New York Society of Security Analysts and the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association.