Franklin Templeton, a global investment bank headquartered in San Mateo, Calif., has appointed Jamie Gordon to the position of senior vice president, senior consultant advisor, U.S. Institutional, the company said today.
Gordon will be responsible for managing the firm’s relationship with several of its largest and key consulting firm partners, particularly those located on the East Coast, where he will be based.
An industry veteran with 25 years of experience in financial services, Gordon most recently served as principal and senior client portfolio manager at Income Research + Management, where he focused on direct sales, consultant relations and client services. Prior to joining Income Research + Management in 2009, he held positions at JPMorgan Securities and Prudential Securities.
Gordon reports to Mike Foley, who oversees the firm’s US Institutional direct sales, consultant relations and relationship management teams. Foley also serves as a liaison to institutional distribution leaders at the company’s independent specialist investment managers.
In a prepared statement, Foley said he and his team welcomed Gordon to their ranks.
“His extensive expertise will help us in continuing to raise the bar in terms of delivering the high-quality service our institutional clients and their consultants have come to expect over the more than four decades that Franklin Templeton has served the US institutional marketplace,” Foley said.
Founded in New York City in 1947 as Franklin Distributors Inc., and now operating with its subsidiaries under the umbrella name of Franklin Templeton, Franklin Resources Inc., reported about $1.4 trillion in assets under management as of August 31.