The Central & Eastern European Forum 2016

David Smart

Managing Director, Head of Investment Solutions EMEA

Franklin Templeton Solutions


David Smart is managing director and head of Franklin Templeton Solutions for the EMEA region. Mr Smart is also a member of a number of the firm's subsidiary boards. In addition to his responsibilities in creating outcome oriented portfolios for clients in the region, he also retains a strategic advisory role for sovereign fund clients. Mr Smart joined Franklin Templeton Investments in 1988 and has held a variety of positions: a global fixed income manager for 15 years; head of the institutional business in EMEA for six years; and global head of sovereign funds for six years. Before joining Franklin Templeton, Mr Smart had six years of experience as an international bond manager with Baring Brothers & Company Ltd and County NatWest Investment Management. In 2008, Mr Smart was appointed chairman of the National Trust Investment Committee which oversees the $1.6bn endowment fund of the charity which preserves many of Britain's historic buildings. In 2010, Mr Smart was appointed external adviser to Beazley plc, a publicly quoted Lloyds of London specialist insurer. Mr Smart holds an MA in classics from St. John's College, Cambridge.


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Tue 19 - Wed 20 Jan 2016

The Hilton Vienna, Vienna