Franklin Templeton names institutional business director

Franklin Templeton Australia has welcomed a senior director of institutional business.

Matthew Jackson has commenced in the newly created role for the fund manager, which has more than $922.4 billion in assets under management globally.

Sydney-based Jackson, who has extensive experience in investment management, banking and financial markets, reports to head of institutional and alternatives Felicity Walsh.

He will be responsible for managing and building the firm's relationships with institutional investors across its investment capabilities in local and global fixed income, and equity and alternatives strategies.

Before his most recent role at Shed Enterprises, Jackson was formerly the head of global liquidity sales for Australia and New Zealand at J.P. Morgan Asset Management for four years, with additional board duties as director and responsible manager.

Prior to that, he was an associate director of fixed income, currency and commodities at Westpac for six years.

"With Matthew's vast experience across distribution and investments, we are well positioned for further growth in the institutional space in Australia, which continues to expand and see increasing specialisation as savings in the superannuation sector rise," Walsh said.

Early this year, Franklin Templeton appointed Manuel Damianakis to drive its retail strategy and ensure financial advisers in Australia and New Zealand can access its investment capabilities.

He currently reports to Matthew Harrison - Franklin Templeton's managing director in Australia.

Damianakis spent more than seven years at AMP, working as a national key account manager and head of retail business. Before that, he was in business development roles at Vanguard Investments Australia and Citi.

This story was updated on June 26.

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