Assistant Portfolio Manager Assistant Portfolio Manager …

Franklin Templeton Asset Management
in Singapore
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 19 Sep 21
Franklin Templeton Asset Management
in Singapore
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 19 Sep 21
At Franklin Templeton, everything we do is focused on one thing – delivering better client outcomes. We do that by partnering closely with our clients, assessing their strategic needs, and identifying the solution or solutions that can meet the challenge. Over 12,000 employees working in 34 countries around the world are dedicated to servicing investment solutions for our clients in more than 160 countries. For more than 70 years our success has been a direct result of the talent, skills and persistence of our people, and we are looking for qualified candidates to join our team.

Franklin Templeton Emerging Market Equity (FT EME) is looking for an Assistant Portfolio Manager to join the team in Singapore. FT EME is a pioneer in emerging markets equities, leveraging its legacy of one culture, one philosophy, and one process for the benefit of investors since 1940. Following a “Sustainable Earnings Growth at a discount to intrinsic value“ investment philosophy, our team focuses on investment opportunities in emerging and frontier markets, where we seek to capitalize on the economic growth potential of these regions of the world. This role will be focused on our Asia-Ex Japan and Global Emerging Markets Smaller Companies Equities Strategy.  


What are the ongoing responsibilities of this position?

  • Assist with management of funds to meet or exceed investment performance standards and fund objectives, while adhering with client-specified or regulatory restrictions and constraints
  • Provides support to the Portfolio Managers on existing and potential accounts and/or fund(s)
  • Assist the Portfolio Managers in generating and evaluating new stock ideas for inclusion into the portfolios across EME including performing research responsibilities
  • Engage with clients, intermediaries, consultants, internal marketing, sales teams as part of portfolio management team
  • Adheres to established investment policy guidelines


What qualifications, skills and experience would help someone to be successful?

  • Bachelor’s degree; Master’s degree, CFA or CA preferred
  • At least 12 years of relevant experience in Equities with minimum 5 years in a buy-side
  • Experience in Small - Mid Caps is desirable  
  • Research and/or investment experience across multiple sectors and multiple countries would be preferable
  • Prior experience in portfolio role and experience/involvement in other aspects of portfolio management role would be viewed favorably  
  • Well-articulated, thorough, consistent, and logical investment process
  • Experience in North Asia region – China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea would be an advantage
  • Due to the region coverage, additional North Asian language like Mandarin, Korean, Cantonese will be desirable


What makes Franklin Templeton unique?

In addition to the dynamic and professional environment at Franklin Templeton, we strive to ensure that our employees have access to a competitive and valuable set of Total Rewards—the mix of both monetary and non-monetary rewards provided to you in recognition for your time, talents, efforts, and results.

We believe that being a good corporate citizen is good business. To us, corporate citizenship means being accountable, serving our clients, being an employer of choice, managing our environmental impact, and supporting our communities. An emphasis on corporate citizenship is embedded in our culture and values, and is an important element of how we achieve success.

We are also committed to your learning and development with resources focused around Experience, Exposure, and Education, to help you achieve your professional development goals. Take some time to meet some of our people, and see what it means to say, “I AM Franklin Templeton.”

Franklin Templeton Investments values diversity in its workforce and welcomes employees from different backgrounds, generations, capabilities, cultural identification, sexual orientations, and gender expression, in addition to other attributes that contribute to a truly diverse and inclusive community.

Franklin Templeton is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment. If you believe that you need a reasonable adjustment to search for, or apply for, one of our positions please send an email to In your email, please include the adjustment you are requesting and the job title and job number you are applying for. We will review the request and make a best effort to enact the adjustment. It may take up to three business days to receive a response to your request. Please note that only requests for adjustments will receive a response.


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