May Tong Joins Franklin Templeton Multi-Asset Solutions as Senior Vice President, Portfolio Manager

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San Mateo, CA, June 27, 2018 — Franklin Templeton Investments today announced the appointment of May Tong as a senior vice president, portfolio manager for Franklin Templeton Multi-Asset Solutions (FTMAS). Tong is based in New York and reports to Tom Nelson, senior vice president, director of Portfolio Management for FTMAS.

“May’s retirement and solutions experience make her a valuable addition to our FTMAS investment team, and her quantitative and qualitative research background are a complementary fit with our core FTMAS processes and capabilities,” said Nelson. “We are excited to have May on board and look forward to leveraging her ideas and expertise. We anticipate adding her as a portfolio manager to certain US products over the coming months.”

Ed Perks, CIO of FTMAS, commented, “As we expand the capabilities and reach of our Multi-Asset Solutions platform, having an experienced portfolio management team is an essential part of our strategy. May brings nearly 17 years of investment industry experience with specialized knowledge in implementing and managing multi-asset portfolios.”

Prior to joining FTMAS, Tong was a portfolio manager and head of portfolio implementation and management at Voya Investment Management. In that role, she was responsible for multi-asset strategies and solutions including asset allocation, target date/risk, 529 plans and multi-manager and retirement income portfolios.

About Franklin Templeton Multi-Asset Solutions

Franklin Templeton Multi-Asset Solutions translates a wide variety of investor goals into portfolios powered by Franklin Templeton’s best thinking around the globe. The hallmark of the team’s approach is a central forum—the Investment Strategy and Research Committee—which generates a top-down view across asset classes and regions and connects and synthesizes the bottom-up sector and regional insights of the global investment teams at Franklin Templeton. The team features more than 50 multi-asset investment professionals, specializing in strategic asset allocation and tactical positioning, fundamental and quantitative research, active integration and risk management. The platform had more than $120 billion in assets under management as of March 31, 2018, and its global reach includes investment offices in Edinburgh, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Hyderabad, London, Milan, Mumbai, New York, San Mateo, Singapore and Toronto.

About Franklin Templeton Investments

Franklin Resources, Inc. [NYSE:BEN] is a global investment management organization operating as Franklin Templeton Investments. Franklin Templeton Investments provides global and domestic investment management to retail, institutional and sovereign wealth clients in over 170 countries. Through specialized teams, the company has expertise across all asset classes — including equity, fixed income, alternative and custom solutions. The company’s more than 650 investment professionals are supported by its integrated, worldwide team of risk management professionals and global trading desk network. With offices in more than 30 countries, the California-based company has 70 years of investment experience and over $732 billion in assets under management as of May 31, 2018. For more information, please visit