Franklin Templeton Investments hires new UK country head

Franklin Templeton Investments has hired Martyn Gilbey to be its new UK country head as of 1 August, based in London.

Gilbey joins from Aberdeen Asset Management, where he was head of UK Distribution, with a team of 40 responsible for supporting some £200bn of assets across all asset classes.

Before Aberdeen, he worked at Scottish Widows Investment Partnership as head of Wholesale Distribution, and before that at Mirae Asset Global Investments as global chief marketing officer. Gilbey has over 24 years’ experience in financial services, of which some 18 have involved investment management.

At FTI, Gilbey will lead the development of retail and institutional business in the UK and offshore territories, and report to Vivek Kudva, managing director, EMEA and India.


Jonathan Boyd
Editorial Director of Open Door Media Publishing Ltd, and Editor of InvestmentEurope. Jonathan has over two decades of media experience in Japan, Australia, Canada and the UK. Over the past 17 years he has been based in London writing about funds and investments. From editing the newsletter of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Japan in the 1990s he now focuses on Nordic markets for InvestmentEurope. Jonathan was awarded Editor of the Year at the Professional Publishers Association (PPA) Independent Publisher Awards 2017. Shortlisted for the same in 2016, he was also shortlisted in 2017 and 2015 for the broader PPA Awards category Editor of the Year (Business Media).

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