Michael Hasenstab, Ph.D.

Michael Hasenstab, Ph.D.

Executive Vice President, Portfolio Manager
Chief Investment Officer
Franklin Advisers, Inc.

Location San Mateo, California
Tenure 1995

Michael Hasenstab, Ph.D., is executive vice president and chief investment officer for Templeton Global Macro, which conducts in-depth global macroeconomic analysis covering thematic topics, regional and country analysis, and interest rate, currency and sovereign credit market outlooks. Templeton Global Macro offers global, unconstrained investment strategies through a variety of investment vehicles ranging from retail mutual funds to unregistered, privately offered hedge funds. Dr. Hasenstab is a portfolio manager for a number of funds, including Templeton Global Bond Fund and Templeton Global Total Return Fund.

Dr. Hasenstab is economic advisor to the CEO of Franklin Resources, Inc., providing his perspective and insight through the lens of Templeton Global Macro. In addition, he is a member of Franklin Resources' executive committee, a small group of the company's top leaders responsible for shaping the firm's overall strategy. Dr. Hasenstab has received numerous industry awards and accolades throughout his investment career. Over the last decade, the funds that he and his team manage have collectively received more than 400 awards from various rating agencies globally, including Lipper and Morningstar. In addition, various publications have recognized Dr. Hasenstab's investment expertise including, most recently, his being named one of Forbes' Money Masters of 2015. Investment Week named him Global Bond Manager of the Year in 2008, 2010 and 2011 and recognized him as one of the most influential fund managers in 2010. Morningstar awarded him Fixed Income Manager of the Year in Canada in 2013 and Fund Manager of the Year in the U.S. in 2010. In 2011 and 2012, he was highlighted as one of the most influential young people in business in Fortune's 40 under 40.

Dr. Hasenstab initially joined Franklin Templeton Investments in July 1995. After a leave of absence to obtain his doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.) degree, he rejoined the company in April 2001. He has worked and traveled extensively abroad, with a special focus on Asia.

Dr. Hasenstab holds a Ph.D. in economics from the Asia Pacific School of Economics and Management at Australian National University, a master's degree in economics of development from the Australian National University, and a B.A. in international relations/political economy from Carleton College in the United States.