Franklin Templeton and FII Institute Join Forces as Strategic Partners to Shape the Future of Global Investment

February 22, 2024

Miami, Florida: Franklin Templeton, a global leader in asset management, and FII Institute, the global non-profit foundation on a mission to make an Impact on Humanity, have announced their three-year strategic partnership during the FII PRIORITY summit hosted today in Miami. The strategic partnership aims to elevate thought leadership in the field of investment and propel new investment opportunities on a global scale.  

FII Institute is renowned for its commitment to advancing knowledge and fostering profound dialogue on critical investment and economic issues. Gathering leaders and visionaries from across the globe, FII Institute provides a variety of platforms for meaningful exchanges and impactful initiatives. It convenes world leaders, policymakers, top CEOs investors, academia, NGOs, entrepreneurs, innovators, scientists activists, and media for FII, its annual flagship conference in October in Riyadh.  It also hosts FII PRIORITY summits around the world in cities like Miami, Hong Kong, and Rio de Janeiro, which serve as international hubs of investment, innovation and inspiration.

With over 75 years of investment expertise and as one of the world’s largest independent asset managers, Franklin Templeton is committed to driving client success through an unwavering focus on investment excellence delivered on a strong global platform. This is backed by investments in cutting edge technology and product innovation. In this way, clients receive a consistent, coordinated experience and are empowered with an extensive range of specialized capabilities, all delivered through one trusted global partner. 

Speaking on the renowned “Board of Changemakers” panel discussion at FII PRIORITY Miami, Jenny Johnson, President and CEO of Franklin Templeton, shared her insights on the trends that will be most influential on the growth of companies in 2024.  She underscored that it is the spirit of strategic partnership which has the power to create tangible impact in the world and weather volatility as we look to the future.

Richard Attias , CEO of FII Institute, welcomed Franklin Templeton to its growing list of international partners, noting, “the world of global investment is on the precipice of extraordinary transformation.  This collaboration represents more than just a partnership of two influential entities; it embodies a convergence of vision and purpose with the collective determination to not only catalyze investments, but to also shape the future.”

Jenny Johnson commented, “At Franklin Templeton, we seek to drive strong investment outcomes by focusing on delivering investment excellence through a robust global platform. Our strategic partnership with FII Institute seamlessly aligns with this steadfast commitment and provides an opportunity to tap into new audiences where we can continue to share our expertise on a global scale.”

FII Institute will welcome over 1,000 registered attendees and over 120 speakers for its second edition of the FII PRIORITY Miami summit, hosted February 22 & 23, 2024 under the theme, “On the Edge of a New Frontier.” Discussions centered around disruptive technology, connecting ideas to investments, and accelerating innovation for the betterment of business and society. 

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About FII Institute:

FII Institute is a global, nonprofit foundation driven by data with one agenda: Impact on Humanity. Global and inclusive, we foster great minds from around the world and turn ideas into real-world solutions and actions in four critical areas: AI & Robotics, Education, Healthcare, and Sustainability.

About Franklin Templeton: 

Franklin Resources, Inc. [NYSE:BEN] is a global investment management organization with subsidiaries operating as Franklin Templeton and serving clients in over 150 countries. Franklin Templeton’s mission is to help clients achieve better outcomes through investment management expertise, wealth management and technology solutions. Through its specialist investment managers, the company offers specialization on a global scale, bringing extensive capabilities in fixed income, equity, alternatives and multi-asset solutions. With more than 1,400 investment professionals, and offices in major financial markets around the world, the California-based company has over 75 years of investment experience and approximately $1.6 trillion in assets under management as of January 31, 2024. For more information, please visit and follow us on LinkedInTwitter and Facebook.