US asset manager Franklin Templeton Investments has appointed Manraj Sekhon (pictured) as chief investment officer of emerging markets equity, effective 19 February 2018. Sekhon will be based in Singapore and will report to Stephen Dover, head of Equities for Franklin Templeton Investments. In his new role, he will oversee the firm’s $45bn AUM (€36.1bn) emerging market […]
Franklin Templeton Investments’ emerging markets star Mark Mobius will retire from the firm on 31 January 2018. Mobius, who joined Franklin Templeton in 1987 as president of the Templeton Emerging Markets Fund, had relinquished from portfolio management roles in March 2017 and progressively handed over the day-to-day management of Templeton Emerging Markets Group to CIO […]
Mark Mobius (pictured) will step down from his portfolio management roles of the Templeton Dragon Fund and the Templeton Emerging Markets Fund, effective 3 April 2017. Eddie Chow, director of China strategy for Templeton Emerging Markets Group (TEMG) and currently co-lead portfolio manager for Templeton Dragon Fund, will become sole lead portfolio manager for the fund. Mobius […]
Mark Mobius, Templeton Emerging Markets Group shares insights from his multi-city tour of China My team and I recently completed a multi-city tour of China, mainly via high-speed rail. We’ve explored cities including Shenzhen, Nanning, Guiyang, Changsha and Wuhan, searching for potential investment opportunities and seeing the economic conditions in China first-hand. This last stop […]
Mark Mobius is portfolio manager of the Templeton Emerging Markets Investment Trust and executive chairman of Templeton Emerging Markets group. There has been great concern regarding the slowdown of growth in China and its impact on commodity demand and, therefore, commodity prices. Crude oil’s price gyrations tend to get the most attention, but China’s share […]
Mark Mobius (pictured) will be replaced by Carlos Hardenberg as lead portfolio manager of the Templeton Emerging Markets investment trust (Temit) on 1 October. Mobius, executive chairman of Templeton Emerging Markets Group, has been leading the trust since its launch in June 1989. He will remain a portfolio manager on the team, the trust explained in […]
By Mark Mobius, Executive Chairman, Templeton Emerging Markets Group A couple of years ago, many investors were optimistic about Nigeria and the stock market was booming, buoyed by strong economic growth and government reforms to improve the country. However, by 2014, the mood soured amid a series of unfortunate events, including the terrorist acts of […]
Just as the US Federal Reserve (Fed) announced the conclusion of its long-running quantitative easing (QE) programme, the Bank of Japan surprised markets by announcing the expansion of its own easing regime. Mark Mobius, Executive Chairman, Templeton Emerging Markets Group weighs in on the implications of these central bank actions, as well as current European […]
Templeton Emerging Markets Group today announced that Templeton Strategic Emerging Marketing Fund IV closed to new investors with total capital commitments of over $220m.
One year on from the demonstrations in Egypt’s Tahrir Square, managers polled by the UK’s Association of Investment Companies consider the prospects for investing in the region.