Franklin Templeton Investments Australia has added a new head of investment and consultant relations, and head of institutional and alternatives to its distribution team.
According to a statement, former Colonial First State (CFS) national manager for strategy and implementation Amy Teh has joined the Franklin Templeton Investments Australia distribution team.
She will manage the firm’s relationships with research houses and investment consultants in the new role.
Before Ms Teh held the role of CFS national manager for strategy and implementation, she was the firm’s national manager for research and investment specialists.
Prior to that, Ms Teh held investment consultant and actuarial analyst roles at research house Willis Towers Watson and risk management consulting firm Towers Watson.
Meanwhile, managing director and head of Franklin Templeton Alternatives for Australia and New Zealand Felicity Walsh has been internally promoted to head of institutional and alternatives.
The new role will see her lead the company’s institutional distribution business and deliver its investment capabilities.
Ms Walsh joined Franklin Templeton in 2015 as solutions portfolio manager for the company’s hedge fund investment arm K2 Advisors.
She also has a background at Towers Watson across Sydney and the UK between 2003 and 2013, during which she held various consultant roles.
Both Ms Teh and Ms Walsh will report to Franklin Templeton Investments Australia managing director Matthew Harrison.
Commenting on the appointments, Mr Harrison said: “Both Amy and Felicity bring a great deal of experience to our team and will play a crucial role in not only working with key client groups but also in supporting the buildout of our distribution strategy in the Australian market.”
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