Franklin Templeton appoints Senior Director of Institutional Business

Executive Move


Franklin Templeton Investments Australia (Franklin Templeton) has announced the appointment of Vivian Sun as senior director of institutional business.

In this Melbourne-based role, Sun will report to Felicity Walsh, head of institutional and alternatives, and be responsible for building the firm’s relationships with institutional investors in Australia and New Zealand. She will also support the delivery of Franklin Templeton's "range of investment capabilities, including alternatives offerings from K2 Advisors," the firm said.

Sun joins from Neuberger Berman where she was vice president, institutional business. Before this, she led institutional business activities at Western Asset Management and previously spent six years as an investment consultant with Mercer Investment Consulting.

Commenting on her appointment, Franklin Templeton managing director, Matthew Harrison, said, “Vivian’s depth of relationships in the institutional market with both asset owners and consultants, and her broad experience across asset classes will be invaluable as we continue to build our institutional business in Australia and New Zealand.”

He added: "We plan to further augment both our institutional and retail advisory distribution teams in the coming months, as we seek to best position our business for growth and add further capabilities to our Australian team."


October 2018

Vice President, Institutional Business

Neuberger Berman


October 2018

Senior Director, Institutional Business

Franklin Templeton Investments Australia

News reports on this move

Financial Standard