Franklin Templeton Investments has appointed Matthew Harrison as managing director of its Australian operations, The Australian Financial Review's Street Talk blog reported Oct. 6.
Harrison, who was general manager of distribution at Sydney-based Colonial First State, will replace Maria Wilton in November. Wilton will continue in a consulting role to Franklin Templeton Investments Australia Ltd. in the near term.
Franklin Resources Inc. operates as Franklin Templeton Investments. Colonial First State is a unit of Commonwealth Bank of Australia.