Global investment manager Franklin Templeton announced today the appointment of Jean-Marc Pont to the newly created role of Head of Sustainable and Institutional Product, EMEA.

In his new role, Pont will be responsible for leading the firm’s product efforts on sustainability, including ESG fund labelling, as well as Franklin Templeton’s broader sustainable product strategy. Additionally, Pont will support the firm’s efforts in the institutional product space to bring strategic and targeted solutions to market.

Pont joins the firm after more than seven years at Generali Investments, most recently serving as Senior Investment Specialist, responsible for leading product strategy and design for SRI, thematic equity and multi-asset strategies. Before joining Generali, Pont held roles including Head of Product Strategy – Index & Multi-Asset for LGIM, and Head of Product Engineering for HSBC Global Asset Management.

Jaspal Sagger, Franklin Templeton’s Head of Global Product Strategy, said:

“Our clients are increasingly searching for both investment returns and real-world outcomes, and this requires us to continue to evolve our product offerings to meet these needs.  This new hire demonstrates the importance of specialist knowledge within the sustainable investment space to better support clients’ motivations, alongside an evolving regulatory landscape.”

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