Research Analyst - Multi-Asset Strategies

  • Competitive
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Franklin Templeton Investments
  • 13 Dec 17 2017-12-13

Research Analyst - Multi-Asset Strategies

At Franklin Templeton Investments, we are dedicated to delivering strong results and exceptional service to clients, team members and business partners. Over 9,000 employees working in 60 offices around the world are dedicated to servicing investment solutions for our clients in more than 150 countries. For over 65 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.

The Research Analyst position is a unique role responsible for conducting investment research and producing institutional quality written content for the Franklin Templeton Multi-Asset Strategies ( FTMAS) investment team. FTMAS is a global investment management group dedicated to multi-strategy solutions. FTMAS employs both strategic and tactical asset allocation to create diversified outcome-oriented portfolios to produce strong, risk-adjusted performance over the long term.


  • Conduct fundamental and quantitative research on Franklin Templeton Multi-Asset Solutions (FTMAS) portfolios, totaling over $100 Billion AUM and AUA, and provide top down research and analysis on asset classes, regions and sectors
  • Collaborate with senior members of the global investment team to extract insights, develop and produce written commentaries, white papers, presentations and thought leadership pieces on market trends, investment outlooks, portfolio strategies, etc.
  • Prepare materials for internal research and portfolio management meetings, manage the monthly development and distribution of FTMAS asset allocation views, and develop ad-hoc reports and research materials in support of FTMAS advisory and portfolio clients
  • Provide research and analysis for external client portfolio reviews, communicate market views to internal and external business partners, produce custom client research reports, thought leadership papers and external research presentations, and coordinate third party research meetings


The ideal candidate will have:
  • 5+ years relevant investment research and/or investment marketing experience
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university
  • An MBA, CFA or related financial accreditation is preferred
  • In-depth knowledge of global financial markets across asset classes and investment concepts
  • In-depth knowledge of global financial markets across asset classes and investment concepts
  • Excellent writing and editing skills with the ability to capture complex ideas, synthesize information, and write clearly and concisely in an informative and persuasive manner
  • Ability to deliver institutional quality content with a high degree of technical knowledge
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with ability to speak passionately and persuasively about financial markets, investment concepts and processes to a broad range of internal and external clients
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to collaborate with senior executives, investment teams and other internal and external partners
  • Strong technical skills in Bloomberg, DataStream, and Excel

What makes Franklin Templeton Investments 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.

Highlights of our benefits include:

* Three weeks paid time off the first year
* Medical, dental and vision insurance
* 401(k) Retirement Plan with 75% company match, up to the IRS limits
* Employee Stock Investment Program
* Tuition Assistance Program
* Purchase of company funds with no sales charge

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 is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We invite you to visit us at to learn more about our company and our career opportunities.