The Big Interview: Franklin Templeton's Gilbey on challenges, opportunities and industry evolution

UK country head

Kathleen Gallagher
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Martyn Gilbey is Franklin Templeton's UK country head

Martyn Gilbey is Franklin Templeton's UK country head

Franklin Templeton’s Martyn Gilbey joined the firm from Aberdeen Asset Management (now abrdn) almost five years ago. At the time the move meant that he would be running a business that was ten times smaller, but he felt there was a significant opportunity for growth.

Since then, Franklin Templeton has grown organically as well as through acquisitions. Over the past couple of years Franklin Templeton bought Lexington Partners, O'Shaughnessy Asset Management, the investment grade credit team from Aviva Investors and Legg Mason. More recently the firm announced the acquisition of European credit and private debt specialist, Alcentra.  Now the UK business makes up $19.5bn (£15.4bn) of the firm's global $1.5trn (£1.2trn) assets under management. The CEO of the UK business spoke to Investment Week's features editor Kathleen Gallagher about the integrati...

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