Our story

One thing has driven Franklin Templeton’s growth and evolution: our focus on delivering better client outcomes. It’s why we’ve built a world-class investment firm that aims to offer the best of both worlds: global strength and boutique specialization. And it’s the reason clients in more than 160 countries have entrusted us with their investments, making us one of the world’s largest asset managers with $1.5 trillion in assets under management.1

Nimble where it matters

Franklin Templeton brings together an unmatched collection of independent specialist investment managers (SIMs) to provide our clients deep expertise and boutique specialization within and across asset classes, investment styles, and geographies. All told, our SIMs comprise approximately 1,300 investment professionals located across 20 countries, giving us an ear to the ground in the world’s most significant markets. And they’re backed by a strong, global infrastructure with at-scale capabilities in research, data analytics and servicing. This combination of independent, entrepreneurial SIMs and global strength makes us uniquely agile.

Unparalleled in our ability to customize

While our structure makes us agile, our scale lets us offer hundreds of strategies across active, smart beta and passive approaches—in a full range of vehicles. And we boast extensive multi-asset capabilities. So we never need to favor a particular type of solution. Instead, we can provide options best suited to the unique needs of every client, institutional or individual. And beyond our core function of delivering investment returns, we provide our clients with tailored support through a global distribution platform, technology-based tools and value-added services.

Guided by long-term value creation

We believe it’s just as important to drive long-term success as it is to seize today’s opportunities. As a closely-held public company with an impressively strong balance sheet, we’re able to invest and manage our company for the long term. That’s what lets us keep building on our long track record of developing innovative products and tools for our clients. And it’s why we empower everyone at Franklin Templeton to always do the right thing for our clients.

1 As of 31/12/2020. Assets under management represent combined assets of Franklin Templeton, Legg Mason, and subsidiary investment management groups. Franklin Templeton acquired Legg Mason on 31/07/2020.