SVP/Head of Fundamental Research & ESG Integration at Franklin Templeton Investment Solutions
Kim Strand is a senior vice president and head of fundamental research and ESG Integration for Franklin Templeton Investment Solutions. In this role she is responsible for the oversight of fundamental and ESG research that supports direct investment funds and asset allocation strategies. Ms. Strand is a co- manager for the Franklin Income Fund and related portfolios, and is a member of the FTIS Investment Strategy & Research Committee.
Ms. Strand joined Franklin Templeton in 2005. Prior to her current role, Ms. Strand was a VP portfolio manager and research analyst for the Franklin Equity Group, serving on the Industrials team. She was a principal on the Franklin Blackhorse venture fund from 2017-2019, co-manager of the Franklin Focused Core Equity Fund from 2015-2017 and co-manager of the Franklin Equity Income Fund from 2013-2015.
Ms. Strand holds an M.B.A from The Wharton School and a B.S. in management science and engineering from Stanford University. She is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder and a member of the CFA Society of San Francisco.