Franklin Templeton expands UK distribution team with appointment of Jacob Rowe

by | Jun 20, 2023

Franklin Templeton1 has announced today the appointment of Jacob Rowe (pictured) as Business Development Director for its UK wholesale distribution team. He will be covering the South West and the Midlands region serving a number of large, strategic clients and report into Harry Reeves, Head of Sales UK Wholesale.

Rowe has about 10 years of industry experience, having joined from Russell Investments where he spent the last seven years in an intermediary distribution role.

Commenting on Rowe’s appointment, Harry Reeves said: “In the current market environment, UK intermediaries continue to play a crucial role in supporting their client base and ensuring they maximise their capital during this period of economic uncertainty. Maintaining and deepening our relationships with UK intermediaries is key, and the South West remains an important region within Franklin Templeton’s UK wholesale strategy. Jacob brings valuable experience in working with the intermediary community across the UK, and we are pleased to welcome him to the team.

Jacob Rowe added: “I am delighted to be joining Franklin Templeton, a business with a proven track record of successful investment management. As a key market within the business’ global distribution strategy, I am excited to join at a time when the company continues to provide and expand its wide set of investment capabilities to UK-based clients.”

Rowe started his career as a professional football player with Birmingham City FC at a time when they were a Premier League club. He later pivoted his career from sports towards financial services where he started with JP Morgan’s investment bank, before joining Russell Investments.

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