Darcy Briggs, CFA, CPA, CGA, FRM

Darcy Briggs, CFA, CPA, CGA, FRM

Senior Vice President, Portfolio Manager

Summary
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Tenure: 2005

Darcy Briggs is a senior vice president, portfolio manager with Franklin Bissett Investment Management and has been with the organization since 2005. Mr. Briggs shares co-lead responsibilities of Franklin Bissett Income Strategy Development and Implementation, including Franklin Bissett Canadian Short Term Bond Fund (2009), Franklin Bissett Corporate Bond Fund (2012), Bissett Canadian Core Bond Trust (since inception), Franklin Bissett Canadian All Cap Balanced Fund (2013), Franklin Bissett Core Plus Bond Fund (2015), Franklin Bissett Canadian Government Bond Fund (since inception), Franklin Bissett Monthly Income and Growth Fund (since inception) and Franklin Liberty Canadian Investment Grade Corporate ETF (since inception).

Mr. Briggs has held various positions within Franklin Bissett's fixed income programs including lead manager of Franklin Bissett's separately managed and private client fixed income programs. He was appointed vice president, portfolio manager in 2008.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Briggs worked as an equity analyst and as an accountant/analyst in the derivatives division of a large global insurance company. He spent eight years with a regional investment dealer assuming responsibilities in trading supervision, operations, and corporate finance, ending his tenure as vice president, finance and interim chief financial officer. Prior to joining Franklin Bissett, he was a private client portfolio manager with a Canadian chartered bank.

Mr. Briggs holds a bachelor's of commerce with distinction from the University of Saskatchewan. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder. Mr. Briggs also holds Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), Certified General Accountant (CGA), Financial Risk Manager (FRM), Canadian Investment Manager (CIM), Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute (FCSI) and Derivative Market Specialist (DMS) designations.