Franklin Templeton hires Germany sales deputy head

Franklin Templeton has appointed Rita Pfahls as deputy head of institutional sales for Germany.

Pfahls, who will be based in Frankfurt, joins Franklin Templeton from Universal Investment where, since 2013, she was department head for servicing companies and pension funds.

She replaces Jan Müller who has moved to a position with T Rowe Price in Frankfurt.

Pfahls previously worked in product management at Allianz Global Investors. Prior to that, she spent twelve years at DekaBank, where she was responsible for institutional clients in various positions.

A bank business economist by training, Pfahls started her professional career at Dresdner Bank.

Reporting to Stefan Bauer, head of institutional sales for Germany, Pfahls will support all sales activity related to the firm’s institutional business in Germany, focusing on maintaining and expanding client relationships with corporates and pensions.

Bauer said: “We are excited to have Rita on board. She brings a wealth of experience in serving institutional clients and will be instrumental in expanding our institutional business in Germany”.

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