Franklin Templeton Investments has announced that it has appointed Stephanie Ouwendijk (pictured) as a vice president and portfolio manager.
Ouwendijk joined Franklin Templeton on 16 February 2015, as part of its Emerging Markets Debt Opportunities team which sits within the Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Group.
She is based in London and reports to William Ledward, senior vice president and portfolio manager, who leads the Emerging Markets Debt Opportunities team. The team currently manages over $10bn for institutional investors.
Ouwendijk joins Franklin Templeton from Ashmore Group, a London-based emerging markets asset management firm, where she served as fund manager since June 2010. Most recently, she was part of a team responsible for External Debt and Blended Debt funds, and in particular was responsible for CEE and Africa sovereign and quasi-sovereign credits.
Prior to working at Ashmore, she was an emerging markets analyst/portfolio assistant at Gulf International Bank Asset Management. She holds an MSc in investment management from Cass Business School in London, and MSc and BSc in business administration from Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam. She is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder.
The Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Group is an integrated global fixed income platform comprising over 100 investment professionals located in offices around the world. The group launched its first fixed income portfolio more than 40 years ago and has been managing money for the institutional market for more than 30 years.