Elizabeth Murphy was named senior vice president, institutional sales at Franklin Templeton Investments, said Cheryl Sanclemente, spokeswoman.
Ms. Murphy is based in Stamford, Conn., and reports to Scott Lee, head of institutional — U.S. It is a replacement position, with expanded duties, Ms. Sanclemente said in an e-mail. She did not say whom Ms. Murphy is replacing.
Ms. Murphy previously was a director at BlackRock. Brian Beades, BlackRock spokesman, declined to comment.
Separately, Mary Beth Glotzbach was named vice president, institutional DCIO (defined contribution investment only). It is a new position. She is based in San Mateo, Calif., and reports to Drew Carrington, senior vice president and head of institutional DCIO.
Ms. Glotzbach previously was vice president, director of investor communications at Morningstar. It could not be learned if she had been replaced.
Also, Christina Manonian, previously director of global consultants and financial institutions in Franklin Templeton’s Melbourne office, was named vice president, consultant relations, and relocated to San Mateo.
She replaces Keith Schweitzer, who left last year and joined Eaton Vance Management as a director, consultant relations.
Ms. Manonian reports to Dennis Rothe, senior vice president and head of the consultant and investment research group, North America.