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.