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The Sharpe Angle: Franklin Templeton's recipe for success — Acquisitions, active management and alternatives

With $1.5 trillion in assets, Franklin Templeton is among America's top 10 asset managers, and growing. Over the last few years, the firm has acquired asset manager Legg Mason, custom index provider O'Shaughnessy Asset Management, and secondary private equity investor Lexington Partners, among others. President and CEO Jenny Johnson says it doesn't end there. She's focused on bolt-on acquisitions in technology and alternatives to fill product gaps in Franklin Templeton's business. Johnson sat down with CNBC's Leslie Picker in an exclusive interview where she also discussed the firm's active management strategy and made the case for implementing blockchain technology.
Thu, May 12 20222:19 PM EDT