Our story

From large institutions to individual investors, each of our clients wants the same thing. To achieve their financial goals. And for more than 70 years, we’ve helped them do exactly that. Everything we do at Franklin Templeton is focused on delivering our clients better outcomes. And that’s why clients in more than 160 countries have entrusted us with their investments, making us one of the world’s largest asset managers with over $1.4 trillion in assets under management.1

Investment excellence and rigor

Consisting of more than 1,300 investment professionals, our unmatched range of specialist managers provides our clients deep expertise across asset classes, investment styles, and geographies. Each manager follows a well-defined investment process rooted in the discipline, rigor and experience gained over decades of successfully navigating global markets—and underpinned by robust risk management protocols at the portfolio and enterprise levels. And we continuously enhance these processes, incorporating new approaches developed through the work of our specialists in fields like sustainable investing and data science.

Global scale and local insights

As pioneers in global investing, we’ve long recognized that opportunity can spring up anywhere. Today, we have offices in 34 countries. And we combine the strength of our truly global scale with the specialized knowledge and local insights of our investment teams located in financial capitals, inside emerging markets, and at other strategic locations around the world.

Meaningful innovation

We’re committed to pursuing innovation with one goal in mind: delivering meaningful benefits to our clients. From embedding artificial intelligence into our research and investment decision-making to creating a fintech incubation center on our main campus, we’ve made innovation a cornerstone of our business and culture. And that lets us rapidly harness the power of new technologies and other advances for our clients.

Connections that matter

In a business as complex as investing, no individual has all the answers. We believe that connections with others are a source of critical perspective. So we build valuable connections between our clients, our portfolio managers, business leaders, and economic experts. We’ve also committed ourselves to being good corporate citizens. That includes fostering a more inclusive investment environment, empowering our employees to volunteer in their communities, and helping create a brighter future through charitable giving.

  1. As of 6/30/20. Assets under management represent combined assets of Franklin Templeton, Legg Mason, and subsidiary investment management groups. Franklin Templeton acquired Legg Mason on 7/31/20.