Martin Currie has appointed Mark Elliott (pictured) as head of UK business development.
In the newly created role, Mark will work with Franklin Templeton’s UK sales team to strategically develop its business in the UK retail market.
He joins from the wider Franklin Templeton Group where he was most recently head of strategic accounts. He previously spent a decade at Blackrock in a variety of roles, including head of UK sales.
Mel Bucher, global head of distribution, said: “UK retail is a critical market for our future growth and Martin Currie is integral to Franklin Templeton’s plan to grow in the UK retail market.
“We are delighted to have [Mark Elliott] join the team to further consolidate our presence in the UK and position ourselves as a leading active equity specialist for institutional and intermediary clients. Mark’s experience makes him well-placed to support our efforts.”