Franklin Templeton completes acquisition of Legg Mason
Franklin Resources, a global investment management organization with subsidiaries operating as Franklin Templeton, has completed its previously announced acquisition of Legg Mason and its specialist investment managers.
The newly-combined organization establishes Franklin Templeton as one of the world’s largest independent, specialized global investment managers with a combined USD 1.4 trillion in assets under management (AUM) across one of the broadest ranges of high-quality investment teams in the industry. The combined footprint significantly deepens Franklin Templeton’s presence in key geographies and creates an expansive investment platform that is well balanced between institutional and retail client AUM.
No changes are planned for the specialist investment managers’ differentiated investment strategies, which will benefit from Franklin Templeton’s global infrastructure and ongoing investment in technology and innovation.