Franklin Templeton has launched its Investment Institute, an innovative hub for research and knowledge sharing to unlock the firm’s competitive advantage as a source of global market insights.
Stephen Dover, currently head of equities, has been named chief market strategist and head of the Investment Institute. Terrence Murphy, chief executive officer of ClearBridge Investments, will take on an expanded leadership role as head of equities for Franklin Templeton.
Dover and Murphy will assume their new roles from February 1. They will report to Jenny Johnson, president and CEO of Franklin Templeton.
In his new role, Dover will continue to provide market insights for the firm and will also lead the Investment Institute’s operations. He will actively facilitate the sharing of research through multiple channels, including bespoke data analysis, proprietary content and academic partnerships.
Murphy will remain CEO at ClearBridge, an autonomous specialist investment organization within Franklin Templeton, as he takes on his expanded role. He will join the company’s executive committee and focus on setting strategy and driving organizational growth for the equities business.
“The ultimate mission of the Investment Institute is to provide research and data-driven insights for our clients to help them navigate the financial markets, armed with the power of our diverse investment expertise,” says Dover.