Franklin Templeton boosts Asia team with two senior hires

Franklin Templeton Investments has made two senior hires – both from the same manager – for its emerging markets equity team. Jason Zhu Guoqing was appointed as managing director and director of portfolio management for China and will be based in the Shanghai office. He joins the firm from Fullerton Fund Management, where he was head of China equity. Zhu’s experience includes managing Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor and Renminbi Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor mandates. Yu-Jen Shih was also hired as portfolio manager and deputy director of research and will be based in Singapore. Like Zhu, he also joins the firm from Fullerton Fund Management where he was responsible for a number of equity funds. Shih brings more than two decades of investment experience. Both Zhu and Shih will report to the director of portfolio management for the emerging markets equity team, Sukumar Rajah. ©2018 funds global asia

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