AsianInvestor spoke to Mark Browning, head of Asia for Franklin Templeton, shortly before his departure from the fund house, about how fund management has changed in 20 years.
With talk of consolidation swirling around several big fund houses, AsianInvestor quizzes Aberdeen Standard’s Hugh Young and Mark Browning of Franklin Templeton about the trend.
The US fund manager, fresh from its acquisition of rival Legg Mason, sees China as a huge opportunity in respect of asset owners, both onshore and offshore.
A long-serving Franklin Templeton executive will lead the combined entity in the region once the Legg Mason acquisition is complete. But the appointee has come as a surprise to some.
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But while Morningstar sees the bond house as the "strength" of Franklin Templeton's takeover of Legg Mason, the merged firm may be vulnerable to competition from index fund managers.