Scott Collison joined Franklin Templeton Investments in Singapore as head of alternatives sales, Asia.
The position is new, confirmed spokeswoman Mae Loon.
Mr. Collison will report to Mark Browning, Franklin Templeton’s Singapore-based managing director of sales. Mr. Collison will work with the company’s “institutional and retail distributions teams, to develop and implement country-level strategies to support the growth of Franklin Templeton’s alternatives products in Asia,” a news release said.
Mr. Browning welcomed Mr. Collison, citing in the release both the growing demand for alternative strategies from institutional and high-net-worth investors in Asia, and the continued expansion of Franklin Templeton’s alternatives platform.
Mr. Collison had been CEO of Singapore-based hedge fund firm Talos Strategies. Ms. Loon said Talos Strategies was closed.
Mr. Collison couldn’t immediately be reached for comment.