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Franklin Templeton creates new North Asia role

Spencer Seto is named head of North Asia, institutional business.

Franklin Templeton has announce the appointment of Spencer Seto to the newly created role of head of North Asia, institutional business, effective 5 February, 2024. Seto will be based in Hong Kong and report to Tariq Ahmad, head of Apac at Franklin Templeton.

In his role as head of North Asia, institutional business, Seto (pictured) will have regional responsibilities to lead the firm’s institutional sales, consultant and client relationship efforts in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and South Korea.

Alan Young, head of institutional business, Greater China at Franklin Templeton and Tay Kim, president & CEO of Franklin Templeton Korea will form part of Seto’s team.

Commenting on Seto’s appointment, Ahmad said, “Spencer’s extensive experience, deep understanding of the North Asian institutional market, coupled with his multilingual capabilities will be instrumental, as we look to further strengthen our business in this region.”

Seto brings over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. Prior to joining Franklin Templeton, Seto was the head of institutional sales, Asia ex-Japan, at Janus Henderson. He has also held senior sales roles at PGIM, State Street Global Advisors and HSBC Global Asset Management.

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