Calvin Ho, Ph.D.

Calvin Ho, Ph.D.

Senior Vice President, Portfolio Manager
Director of Research
Templeton Global Macro

Location San Mateo, California, US
Tenure 2005

Calvin Ho, Ph.D., is a senior vice president and director of research for Templeton Global Macro. Dr. Ho also serves as a portfolio manager for a number of funds, including Templeton Global Bond Fund, Templeton Global Total Return Fund and Templeton Emerging Market Bond Fund. 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. Over the last decade, these strategies have collectively received more than 400 awards from various rating agencies globally, including Lipper and Morningstar.

Dr. Ho is responsible for shaping the team's research agenda of in-depth global macroeconomic analysis covering thematic topics, regional and country analysis, and interest rate, currency and sovereign credit market outlooks. This includes facilitating broader research efforts leveraging Franklin Templeton's local fixed income investment professionals across global markets.

Dr. Ho joined Franklin Templeton Investments in 2005 after obtaining his Ph.D. at UC Berkeley. He has been a core part of the Templeton Global Macro team since 2005, working closely with Dr. Michael Hasenstab as a lead research analyst. He specializes in global macroeconomic analysis and exchange rate modeling, and has served as the lead analyst for economies in Europe, Latin America and Africa. He also has a specialization in analyzing international monetary arrangements.

Dr. Ho holds both B.A. and Ph.D. in economics from University of California, Berkeley. His prior research analyzed international monetary arrangements. He is also fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese Chinese.