Franklin Templeton Investment Institute

“I believe our Investment Institute provides unmatched insights and research from experts on the ground around the globe. In this time of significant uncertainty, we are uniquely positioned to help clients find signals amid the noise. Whatever the issue, whatever the region, we will marshal diverse perspectives and proprietary analysis to best serve our clients.”

Jenny Johnson,
President and CEO of Franklin Templeton

“We harness the unique global scale and scope of Franklin Templeton’s autonomous investment managers, leading thinkers, and select academic partners to generate data driven research and insights that impact global investors – all to create a knowledge-sharing platform for clients and portfolio managers to make informed decisions that advance prosperity for all.”

Stephen H. Dover, CFA,
Chief Market Strategist and Head of Franklin Templeton Investment Institute

This page provides a window into the Franklin Templeton Investment Institute. Our mission is to drive collaboration, both inside and outside of our investment organization, to provide a forum for investment insights and their practical application. We are organized around a series of think tanks and academic partnerships to provide investors with distinct insights and opinions. The themes below are the foundation for our current conversations and will drive our search for perspectives that benefit our clients. Contact us at

Upcoming activities


From our partnership with Green Templeton College, University of Oxford, we will be publishing the first findings from this year’s lecture series, which will be framed around the COVID-19 challenge and connecting the threads to investing.

Late February

We will publish highlights from internal think tanks and external forums that we have held during the month, with a focus on the disruptive perspectives coming from our investment managers.

Follow our Chief Market Strategist

Stay current with our Investment Institute by following Stephen Dover on LinkedIn where he will be posting his thoughts and comments as well as his upcoming investment outlook newsletter.

Themes driving our conversations

Trends impacting investors in the decade to come.

Investing in an Extended Low Rate Environment

Global Investing Outlook

Alternative Ways of Investing

Investing by Outcomes and Goals

ESG, Stewardship and Impact Investing

Investing in Innovation

Franklin Templeton Thinks™ - Insights

Read our strategist thoughts plus perspectives that go across our autonomous investment managers and asset classes.