Julian IdeHead of EMEA Distribution at Franklin Templeton
Julian Ide is Head of EMEA Distribution at Franklin Templeton. In this capacity, he is leading the EMEA distribution efforts for the combined firm following the completion of the Legg Mason acquisition on July 31, 2020. He is currently based in Edinburgh. Julian has over 25 years’ of experience in investment management industry gained across multiple jurisdictions and is supported by a deep and experienced team of distribution leaders with robust tenure both in the industry and at the firm. Julian continues to be the CEO of Martin Currie, a role he took on in March 2019. Julian joined Martin Currie in May 2018 as Head of Distribution Strategy, with responsibility for further broadening the firm’s global distribution capability across geographies and products. His earlier roles included CEO of Source (one of the largest independent ETF providers in Europe, sold to Invesco in 2017) and Old Mutual Global Investors. He has also held senior roles at several other firms, including Credit Suisse and ABN AMRO. He studied law at Cambridge University and has an LLB from Guildford Law School.