NEW YORK, NY, September 28, 2023 – The Money Management Institute (MMI) announced today that Jenny Johnson, President and CEO at Franklin Templeton, has been awarded its prestigious 2023 MMI Industry Leadership Award. The official recognition will take place during the 2023 MMI Annual Conference on Wednesday, October 11th in Austin, TX.
"When it comes to unwavering commitment and blazing a trail in this industry that defies convention, Jenny was an obvious choice for this year’s MMI Industry Leadership Award,” stated Craig Pfeiffer, MMI President and CEO. "Formerly known as the Pioneer Award, this distinction celebrates leaders who exhibit visionary guidance and outstanding achievements that serve as an inspiration to their peers. By expanding the reach of Franklin Templeton through emerging technology and numerous acquisitions, Jenny has rightfully garnered widespread respect throughout the industry."
Jenny’s leadership has driven Franklin Templeton’s groundbreaking moves to becoming one of the largest global investment managers with over $1.4 trillion in assets under management. Last year alone, she led the company’s acquisition of European alternative credit manager Alcentra and secondary private equity firm Lexington Partners, bringing firmwide alternative assets to $256.3 billion as of August 31, 2023. In 2023, Franklin Templeton announced a strategic partnership with Power Corporation of Canada and Great-West Lifeco, Inc., and the acquisition of Putnam Investments.
“I am deeply honored to receive this award and remain focused on positioning Franklin Templeton to meet the ever-changing needs of our clients as the industry continues to evolve,” said Ms. Johnson. "It is a privilege to stand alongside the esteemed individuals who have been recognized by MMI in the past, and who share MMI's dedication to the advisory sector and helping investors realize their financial aspirations."
Jenny has received many recognitions, including being named to Forbes' "World's 100 Most Powerful Women" and "50 Over 50" lists in 2022. She has been named to Barron's list of the "100 Most Influential Women in US Finance" for four consecutive years, most recently in 2023. Jenny was also named to Pensions & Investments’ inaugural class of “Influential Women in Institutional Investing” in 2023. She serves on a variety of boards, including the International Advisory Panel of the Monetary Authority of Singapore, the NYSE Board Advisory Council, and the US-Brazil CEO Forum. Additionally, Jenny is a board member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Foundation, Thermos Fisher Scientific, and Catalyst.
About the Money Management Institute (MMI): Established in 1997, the Money Management Institute (MMI) is the industry association representing financial services firms that provide financial advice and investment advisory solutions to investors. Through conferences, educational resources, and thought leadership, MMI facilitates peer-to-peer connections, fosters industry knowledge and professionalism, and supports the development of the next generation of industry leadership. MMI member firms are dedicated to helping individual and institutional investors, at every level of assets, plan for and fulfill their financial goals. For more information, visit www.MMInst.org.
About Franklin Templeton: Franklin Resources, Inc. [NYSE:BEN] is a global investment management organization with subsidiaries operating as Franklin Templeton and serving clients in over 150 countries. Franklin Templeton’s mission is to help clients achieve better outcomes through investment management expertise, wealth management and technology solutions. Through its specialist investment managers, the company offers specialization on a global scale, bringing extensive capabilities in fixed income, equity, alternatives and multi-asset solutions. With more than 1,300 investment professionals, and offices in major financial markets around the world, the California-based company has over 75 years of investment experience and approximately $1.4 trillion in assets under management as of August 31, 2023. For more information, please visit franklintempleton.com.
Kelly Caporale, Money Management Institute, firstname.lastname@example.org, (646) 868-8514