SAN MATEO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sep 23, 2020–
Franklin Templeton today announced its plans to combine the Franklin Templeton Multi-Asset Solutions (FTMAS) and QS Investors capabilities to form Franklin Templeton Investment Solutions (FTIS), a single best-in-class solutions business platform that will deliver an expanded range of investment capabilities to clients. Effective October 1, 2020, the combined team of more than 120 investment professionals will oversee more than $120 billion in multi-asset strategies, leveraging a broad spectrum of investment capabilities from fundamental to quantitative.
FTMAS is Franklin Templeton’s multi-asset “hub” that integrates the firm’s independently managed fundamental and quantitative research into customized solutions for clients around the globe. QS Investors is known for its innovative quantitative, factor-based equity and asset allocation strategies as well as customized portfolio construction capabilities. QS became one of Franklin Templeton’s specialist investment managers through its acquisition of Legg Mason on July 31, 2020.
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