|Michael Hasenstab||02/06/2008||Dr. Michael Hasenstab, Ph.D.,Executive Vice President, Chief Investment Officer, Global Bonds of Franklin Advisers, Inc. and co-director of the international bond department, overseeing the global fixed income portfolio management team. The group offers a variety of investment vehicles ranging from retail mutual funds to unregistered, privately offered hedge funds. In addition, he is a member of the group's Fixed Income Policy Committee and is a portfolio manager for a number of Franklin Templeton funds, including Templeton Global Bond Fund and Templeton Global Total Return Fund. Dr. Hasenstab has won numerous awards globally, including being named Morningstar's 2010 Fixed Income Manager of the Year and recognized as one of the most influential fund managers by Investment News in 2010. Bloomberg Markets named him Top Global Bond Fund Manager in 2010 and Top U.S. and Global Bond Fund Manager in 2009. Additionally, he was named Global Bond Manager of the Year by Investment Week in 2008, 2010, and 2011, and also Best Global Manager by Standard & Poor's/BusinessWeek in 2006. Dr. Hasenstab initially joined Franklin Templeton Investments in July 1995. After a leave of absence to obtain his doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.) degree, he rejoined the company in April 2001. He specializes in global macroeconomic analysis with a focus on currency, interest rate and sovereign credit analysis of developed and emerging market countries. Dr. Hasenstab has worked and traveled extensively abroad, with a special focus on Asia. Dr. Hasenstab holds a Ph.D. in economics from the Asia Pacific School of Economics and Management at Australian National University, a master's degree in economics of development from the Australian National University and a B.A. in international relations/political economy from Carleton College in the United States. |
|Sonal Desai||01/01/2011||Sonal Desai, Ph.D., is a senior vice president and director of research for Templeton Global Macro. Dr. Desai is a portfolio manager for a number of funds, including Templeton Global Bond Fund and Templeton Global Total Return Fund. Templeton Global Macro offers global, unconstrained investment strategies through a variety of investment vehicles ranging from retail mutual funds to unregistered, privately offered hedge funds.
Dr. Desai is responsible for shaping the team's research agenda of in-depth global macroeconomic analysis covering thematic topics, regional and country analysis, and interest rate, currency and sovereign credit market outlooks. This includes facilitating broader research efforts leveraging Franklin Templeton's local fixed income investment professionals across global markets.
Dr. Desai joined Franklin Templeton Investments in 2009 from Thames River Capital in London. She started her career in 1994 as an assistant professor of economics at the University of Pittsburgh, and then worked for over six years at the International Monetary Fund in Washington, DC. Following this, she joined the private financial sector and worked for about five years as director and senior economist for Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein in London.
Dr. Desai holds a Ph.D. in economics from Northwestern University and a B.A. in economics from Delhi University. She is part of the Templeton Global Bond Fund portfolio management team named Morningstar's Fixed Income Manager of the Year in Canada in 2013.