Dr. Michael Hasenstab

Senior Vice President, Portfolio Manager,
Co-Director of International Bond Department
Franklin Templeton Investments

Dr. Michael Hasenstab, Ph.D., is a senior vice president and co-director of the international bond department overseeing the global fixed income portfolio management team. In addition, he is a member of the group’s Fixed Income Policy Committee and is a portfolio manager for a number of Franklin Templeton funds.

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 specializes in global macroeconomic analysis with a focus on currency, interest rate and sovereign credit analysis of developed and emerging market countries. Dr. Hasenstab has worked and traveled extensively abroad with a special focus on Asia.


China’s economy at times of turmoil

The China-led meltdown in the global market signals investors to revisit the possibility of a hard-landing in China. BENCHMARK talks to lead fund managers about China’s economy at the time of fear.


Global Fixed Income Funds

In this section of Benchmark, the team have created a methodology for assessing one specific fund sector every month. Funds are designed to be held for the medium to long term, so it is important for investors to pick the right fund/manager to ride through the upcoming volatility.


Finding The Bright Spots

Franklin Templeton Investments tells BENCHMARK about its strategies in and outlook for emerging markets.


Putting It in Perspective

Michael Hasenstab, Portfolio Manager of Franklin Templeton Fixed-Income Group, and Dr. Mark Mobius, Executive Chairman of Templeton Emerging Markets Group, talk to BENCHMARK through the research-intensive investment style employed by the firm to hunt out true value opportunities.


Seize the day

A highly disciplined investment approach has helped Franklin Templeton to seize the day and explore opportunities for the Templeton Asian Growth Fund.


Franklin Templeton launches new EM balanced fund

Views2399Likes0Ratings12345Franklin Templeton announces that it has launched the FTIF Templeton Emerging Markets Balanced Fund, tapping the combined expertise of Dr. Mark Mobius and Dr. Michael Hasenstab and their global teams in emerging markets equities and fixed income respectively. Hong Kong investors can now access this new fund. The new FTIF Templeton Emerging Markets Balanced Fund […]



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