Franklin Templeton Investments has appointed Christoph Butz as Director, Consultant Relations.
Butz, who joined the firm on 15 January 2018 and is based at Franklin Templeton’s London offices, will take primary responsibility in working with UK domestic consultants as well as assisting in the firm’s coverage of international consultants. He reports to Matt Philpott, Director, Global Consultant Relations at Franklin Templeton Investments.
Butz joins from Aviva Investors where he held the role of Consultant Relations Director. Prior to this he worked at Wellington Management as Assistant Vice President, European Consultant Relations. He is a CFA Charterholder.
Philpott says: “Having Chris join our Consultant Relations team to focus on UK domestic consultants demonstrates the importance we place on growing our interaction with this group of advisors. Chris brings a wealth of knowledge and consultant relations experience with him and is a great addition to the team.”
Martyn Gilbey, UK Country Head, says: “I am delighted that Chris is joining our Consultant Relations team to build and further develop relationships with consultants in the UK and globally. I am confident that the expansion of our Consultant Relations team will help Franklin Templeton to build momentum in the UK institutional market. We are very much looking forward to working closely with Chris in his new role.”