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Franklin Templeton appoints head of ETF sales for EMEA

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Franklin Templeton Investments has appointed Caroline Baron as Head of ETF Sales – EMEA. Baron joined the firm on 29 January 2018 and is based in London.

Baron’s role, which is a new position for the region, is to actively support Franklin Templeton’s global ETF rollout across Europe and the recent launch of the Franklin LibertyShares range in Frankfurt and London respectively. She will report to Vivek Kudva, Managing Director, EMEA & India.  
 
Baron’s primary goal as Head of ETF Sales – EMEA is to generate and retain assets within the Franklin LibertyShares product suite. She will work closely with the Franklin Templeton Global and European ETF team as well as directly engaging with ETF investors.
 
Baron joins from Invesco PowerShares where she was Head of UK Distribution focusing on Smart Beta strategies. Prior to this, Caroline worked at BlackRock iShares as Director of Wealth.
 
Vivek Kudva, Managing Director, EMEA & India, says: “We are delighted to have Caroline join us to help drive sales across the EMEA region as we continue to extend our ETF offering across Europe. Her extensive background in the ETF space and in-depth knowledge of factor investing make her an ideal candidate for this role. We look forward to working with Caroline as we continue to grow our ETF business.”
 
Patrick O’Connor, Head of Global ETFs, says: “Caroline’s appointment as Head of ETF Sales in the EMEA region further demonstrates our commitment to building our ETF offering across Europe. Our Franklin LibertyShares platform aims to help investors achieve specific investment outcomes such as strong risk-adjusted returns, lower volatility and downside protection. As ETFs continue to grow in popularity and importance, we plan to continue to meet investor needs and broaden our capabilities in the region.”  

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