Alan Bartlett was named chief investment officer of Franklin Templeton Investments' global equity group, effective Oct. 1.
He will replace Norman Boersma, who is retiring at the end of the year. Mr. Bartlett will report to Sandy Nairn, chairman of the global equity group, a news release said.
Mr. Bartlett is currently CEO of London-based multimanager firm Goodhart Partners. Justin McKie, partner at Goodhart Partners, said in an email Mr. Bartlett will become chairman of Goodhart's board of directors on Oct. 1 and will not be replaced. Mr. McKie and Peter Taylor, chief operating officer, will be responsible for day-to-day leadership of the company.
Separately, Peter Sartori was named executive vice president and portfolio manager with the global equity group, also effective Oct. 1. He will be based in Singapore and lead the group's Asia-Pacific efforts, the news release said.
Mr. Sartori is currently head of Asia ex-Japan equity at Nikko Asset Management. He will leave that firm in September. Rob Mann, a Singapore-based senior portfolio manager and macro specialist on Nikko Asset Management's Asia equity team, will replace him and retain his macro responsibilities.
Franklin Templeton's global equity group has $71 billion in assets under management.
Franklin Templeton spokeswoman Stacey Coleman referred questions to a company news release.