Franklin Templeton appoints senior director of Southern Europe, Benelux

Franklin Templeton has appointed Michel Tulle as senior director of Southern Europe and Benelux.

Tulle, currently based in Buenos Aires, will report from Paris as of January 2017 to Vivek Kudva, managing director of EMEA, and responsible for the coordination and development of the business in this area.

With over 27 years of experience in the financial sector, of which 21 have been within Franklin Templeton, Tulle “will ensure strong leadership in his new role”, the asset manager said.

Co-heads of Italian branch

Antonio Gatta, former institutional sales director, and Michele Quinto, former retail sales director, where also appointed co-heads of the Italian branch as of September 30 2016.

In their new role Gatta and Quinto will report to Tulle.

Gatta, in Franklin Templeton since 2007, was sales director of the institutional business in Italy, in charge of institutional customers and relations with fund buyers and fund advisory desks. Previously, he gained solid experience in asset management at national and international companies.

Quinto, has been sales director for Franklin Templeton’s retail business in Italy since 2014. Previously he gained significant experience in asset management at national and international companies.

“The appointment of Michele Quinto e Antonio Gatta represents a significant recognition towards our important path of development implemented in recent years on the Italian market,” Tulle said.

Alicia Villegas
Alicia Villegas speaks Spanish and Italian and is Iberia Correspondent for InvestmentEurope. She was shortlisted for the Rising Star Award at the British Media Awards 2017 and Writer of the Year at the PPA Independent Publisher Awards 2016. Previously, she worked for almost three years at the seafood business website Undercurrent News as a market reporter. In Spain, she also worked for more than five years for several media outlets.

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