Stephen H. Dover, CFA

Stephen H. Dover, CFA

Executive Vice President, Head of Equities,
Chief Investment Officer,
Franklin Templeton Investments,
Templeton Emerging Markets

Location: San Mateo, California
Tenure: 1997

Stephen Dover is head of Equities for Franklin Templeton. In this role, he focuses on global oversight and administration of the company's equity investment business including Franklin Equity Group, Templeton Global Equity Group, Franklin Mutual Series, and Franklin U.S. Value. He leads key initiatives for the equity business and also serves as a company spokesperson, sharing equity views with clients and the public.

Stephen is also the CIO for Templeton Emerging Markets Group, Templeton Private Equity Partners, and the head of the equity teams of Franklin Local Asset Management. In this capacity, he oversees the Templeton emerging markets strategies, investment process and day-to-day management of the team, as well as the investment functions of Franklin Templeton's local asset management teams and joint-ventures located in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, India, Japan, Malaysia, United Arab Emirates, Mexico, Poland, South Korea, Vietnam and the United Kingdom. He also manages the Franklin World Perspectives Fund, a global equity fund leveraging Franklin LAM team insights.

Prior to serving in his current role, Mr. Dover was a founder and chief investment officer of Bradesco Templeton Asset Management (BTAM), a joint venture between Franklin Templeton Investments and Banco Bradesco. Under Mr. Dover's direction, BTAM became the largest joint-venture asset management company in Brazil. Mr. Dover also served on the Board of Directors of several publicly-traded Brazilian companies.

Prior to joining Franklin Templeton Investments in 1997, Mr. Dover was a portfolio manager and principal at Newell Associates in Palo Alto, CA where he comanaged retail and institutional equity assets including the Vanguard Equity Income Fund. Previously, Mr. Dover worked for Towers Perrin Consulting in New York, London and San Francisco. Over the course of his 32 years in the industry, Mr. Dover has lived in China, Costa Rica, England, Brazil and the United States.

Mr. Dover holds a B.A., with honors, in communications and business administration from Lewis and Clark College and an M.B.A. in finance from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder.

Mr. Dover is on the Board of Trustees of Lewis and Clark College and Law School.