Franklin Templeton hires institutional business director

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Franklin Templeton Australia has filled its newly created role of senior director of institutional business, with the company looking to build out its capabilities in the Australian institutional funds segment.

Matthew Jackson

Matthew Jackson has taken the role, joining from funds management and advisory firm Shed Enterprises, where he was head of distribution for Australia and New Zealand.

In the new position, Mr Jackson will be held responsible for managing and building the firm’s relationships with institutional investors across the firm’s range in local and global fixed income, and equity and alternatives strategies.


The appointment of Mr Jackson follows that of Vivian Sun, who was also hired as a senior director of institutional business, for its Melbourne division. Mr Jackson will be based in Sydney.

He will be reporting to Franklin Templeton’s head of institutional and alternatives, Felicity Walsh.

“Matthew’s appointment will be instrumental in building relationships with institutional investors as we continue to grow our business in the Australian market,” Ms Walsh said.

“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 super sector rise.”

Mr Jackson has more than 20 years of experience in investment management, banking and financial markets.

Prior to his role at Shed Enterprises, Mr Jackson was the head of global liquidity sales for Australia and New Zealand at JP Morgan Asset Management. Mr Jackson also was a director and responsible manager for the Australian arm.

Additionally, he worked for six years at Westpac Institutional Bank as an associate director in fixed income, currencies and commodities, among other roles.


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Sarah Simpkins

Sarah Simpkins

Sarah Simpkins is a journalist at Momentum Media, reporting primarily on banking, financial services and wealth. 

Prior to joining the team in 2018, Sarah worked in trade media and produced stories for a current affairs program on community radio. 

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