Chetan Karkhanis

Chetan Karkhanis

SVP Digital Strategy and Wealth Management, Franklin Templeton

Chetan Karkhanis is a Senior Vice President in the Digital Advisory & Wealth Management group for the Asia Pacific Region. Based in Singapore, he is focused on leading the transformation of FT’s business in the region to a digital-first, client centric model, addressing the needs of our clients and key partners within the digital wealth and fintech innovation arena. 

Prior to this role, he led product management for various global equity platforms within Franklin Templeton, including the Templeton Global Equity Group, Franklin Global Growth, and Balanced Equity Management (Australia).

Previously, Mr. Karkhanis led the Corporate Strategy function at Franklin Templeton as part of the Financial Strategies group. Prior to joining Franklin Templeton in 2014, he was a Vice President at JPMorgan Asset Management in Strategy and Development, based in New York City, and prior to that, held Strategy and Corporate Development positions in firms such as Moody’s and Charles Schwab. Mr. Karkhanis started his career in investment banking and equity research, covering the telecom, media and communications sector.

Mr. Karkhanis holds a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Economics, and a Master of Science (M.Sc) degree in Management Sciences and Engineering, both from Stanford University, California.

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