Franklin Templeton welcomed alternative investment veteran Tony Davidow as senior alternatives investment strategist at the Franklin Templeton Institute.
Reporting to Franklin Chief Market Strategies and Head of the Franklin Templeton Institute Stephen Dover, Davidow will be responsible for developing and delivering the Franklin Templeton Institute’s insights on the role and use of alternative investments. His work will include independent research, presenting at industry conferences, webinars and direct engagement with key partners and clients.
“With his extensive experience and profile in the industry, Tony is distinctly qualified to help advisors develop a deeper understanding of alternative investments and the role they can have in their portfolios at a time when access to private market investments is expanding,” said Dover. “More broadly, Tony’s efforts will support our mission to deliver research-driven insights, expert views and industry-leading events for clients and investors globally, through the diverse expertise of our specialized alternative investment managers and select academic partners.”
Previously, Davidow worked with the Franklin Templeton Academy as a consultant in the development of its Alternatives Education program, a suite for financial professionals interested in expanding their knowledge of alternative investments and navigating the growing space with confidence. The program offers a comprehensive curriculum on various types of alternatives, including courses on private equity, real estate, private credit, infrastructure, hedge strategies and portfolio construction.
The author of “Goals-Based Investing: A Visionary Framework for Wealth Management” (McGraw-Hill 2020), Davidow has three decades of experience in supporting advisors on best practices within alternatives. He has held senior leadership roles with Morgan Stanley, Guggenheim and Schwab.
“With its unparalleled array of alternative investment options, expanded and complemented by its recent acquisitions, Franklin Templeton is an ideal place for me to harness my passion for engaging clients and partners about the role and use of alternative investments,” said Davidow. “Today’s market environment requires a more sophisticated toolbox, as advisors and investors are seeking incremental returns, alternative sources of income, as well as tools to dampen volatility and hedge inflation.”
Franklin Templeton’s alternative assets under management currently total $257 billion and span a wide range of asset strategies.