Franklin Templeton adds institutional role

Mercer''s Wayne Shum joins the firm in Hong Kong.

Wayne Shum has left Mercer Investment Consulting to join Franklin Templeton in Hong Kong as deputy managing director and head of marketing and client service for the institutional business.

He reports to Thomas Duffy, executive vice president in Hong Kong at Franklin Templeton Institutional Asia which also incorporates the acquired Fiduciary Trust. In part Shum's hiring is meant to fill the shoes of Serena Kwok, who left last year, but the role has been expanded, Duffy says.

We wanted someone to handle both Hong Kong and the region, Duffy explains. Shum will coordinate with Jeon Yong-bae, who runs domestic won-denominated institutional business in Seoul, and with...

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