The firm continues to make strategic investments and acquisitions, including asset managers in Australia, Mexico, the UK and US that further broaden and diversify its capabilities. In 2012, the acquisition of K2 Advisors, a provider of integrated hedge fund and alternative investment products and solutions, combined Franklin Templeton’s world class retail knowledge, distribution capabilities and brand together with K2’s 20 years of hedge fund expertise, which resulted in a very strong entry into the multi-alternative mutual fund business.
In 2013, Charlie Johnson retired as chairman. During his distinguished career, Charlie successfully navigated Franklin Templeton through more than 50 years of growth and change. Charlie believed that success is built on hard work, dedication and persistence in service to our clients.
Greg Johnson is currently chairman of the board and CEO. Today, Franklin Templeton is one of the largest independent global asset management firms in the world with offices in 35 countries and clients in more than 180.