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Franklin Templeton names head of performance analysis and investment risk


Franklin Templeton has named Kelsey Biggers as head of performance analysis and investment risk (PAIR), overseeing the company’s global PAIR team comprising more than 100 professionals across 19 locations around the world.

Biggers (pictured) has deep risk expertise in the area of institutional investing that spans more than three decades.
Previously he was head of risk at Franklin Templeton subsidiary K2 Advisors, a provider of customised alternative investment solutions, where he pioneered full transparency risk analytics for hedge funds. At K2, Biggers held the title of senior managing director and chief risk and technology officer since 2002.
In his new role, Biggers will lead Franklin Templeton’s global PAIR team, including maintaining oversight of investment risk management responsibilities at K2, supported by the strong team there. Biggers will report to Mat Gulley, executive vice president and head of investment management strategic services for Franklin Templeton Investments, and will continue to be based in K2’s Stamford, Connecticut offices.
“Kelsey’s promotion demonstrates the confidence that Franklin Templeton has in K2 Advisors' risk management expertise, an area of core focus for both K2 and the broader Franklin Templeton organisation," says David Saunders, founding managing director, K2 Advisors. "Furthermore, over 100 dedicated risk specialists at Franklin Templeton are now under Kelsey’s leadership and having access to these tremendous resources is a significant benefit to K2 Advisors.”
Tilak Lal, managing director, head of risk management at K2 Advisors, has become K2’s chief risk officer and continues to report to Biggers in his new role. Lal has worked closely with Biggers for over five years and has led the day-to-day operations of K2’s risk management programme. 

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