Franklin Templeton Investments announced the opening of a new office in Santiago, Chile, to support the sales and client service needs in the country. The firm has also appointed Gonzalo Ramírez Correa as vice president, Sales. Based in the firm’s new Santiago office, he will work to develop tailored solutions for clients in Chile, leveraging the capabilities of Franklin Templeton’s various investment groups. He will report to Sergio Guerrien, director and country manager for South America ex-Brazil, who will oversee the Chile operation.
“We are very delighted that Gonzalo has joined our team in this period of growth in the Chilean market,” said Guerrien. “With the opening of this new office in Santiago, we are committed to strengthening our capabilities in the South American region as our clients look to us to solve their needs for specific investment outcomes while leveraging the comprehensive resources and broad expertise of Franklin Templeton.”
Ramírez Correa brings with him over 10 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Franklin Templeton, he was director of business development for Legg Mason Global Asset Management, focused on sales and based in Santiago. Before joining Legg Mason in 2015, he was an account manager and investment sales specialist for Latin America for Thomson Reuters. Earlier in his career, Ramírez Correa was with HMC Capital in institutional sales, where he was responsible for business relationships.
Franklin Templeton has been serving a wide array of local institutional investors, pension funds, private banks, retail distributors, mutual funds, insurance companies and family offices in Chile since 1995 and is among the top mutual fund providers to the Chilean pension system.
Franklin Templeton has been present in Latin America for over 20 years. The company opened its first office in the region in 1995, and today has a presence in Santiago, Buenos Aires, Bogota, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Montevideo and Mexico City.