Franklin Templeton Expands Emerging Markets Equity Team with Appointment of Andrew Ness

[from] Franklin Templeton Investments
[contact] Peter Joblin
[telephone] +65 6432 9767

Singapore, July 25, 2018 – Franklin Templeton Investments today announced the appointment of Andrew Ness as a portfolio manager of Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity (FTEME). Ness will join the firm on September 17, 2018 and be part of the Global Emerging Markets (GEM) investment team. He will be a portfolio manager for the London Stock Exchange-listed Templeton Emerging Markets Investment Trust (TEMIT), working alongside TEMIT lead portfolio manager Chetan Sehgal, who continues to serve as director of portfolio management for GEM and Small Cap strategies for FTEME. Ness will be named as a portfolio manager of additional global emerging markets strategies, over time. Ness will be based in Edinburgh and will report to Manraj Sekhon, CIO for FTEME.

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