John Beck joined Franklin Templeton in 1990 and he is currently senior vice president and co-director of international bonds. Over the funds that he manages, John adopts a value-based investment strategy. Prior to joining Franklin Templeton he worked for three years at Saudi International Bank following graduation from Exeter College, Oxford University, where he earned an MA.
David Zahn is head of European fixed income and senior vice president within Franklin Templeton's Fixed Income Group. Mr. Zahn leads the management of European fixed income strategies and is a member of the Fixed Income Policy Committee. He is also a portfolio manager for a number of Global Aggregate and Global Government fixed income portfolios. Prior to joining Franklin Templeton in 2006, Mr. Zahn was a senior portfolio manager at Citigroup Asset Management. He holds a BS in business administration from the University of Maine and an MBA in finance from the University of Connecticut. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder and is a qualified Financial Risk Manager (FRM).
The Fund's investment objective is to maximise, consistent with prudent investment management, total investment return consisting of a combination of interest income, capital appreciation, and currency gains by investing in a portfolio of fixed and floating rate debt securities and debt obligations of governments, government-related or corporate issuers with registered office in Europe. The base currency of the Fund is Euro.
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