Francklin was a private client director at Waverton Investment Management for 22 years and a senior member of its asset allocation and stock selection committees.
Prior to joining what is now Waverton, Francklin spent 13 years at Morgan Grenfell International Fund Management – latterly as director – where he was responsible for the international equity team, managing the overseas assets of UK pension funds and working in London and New York.
Francklin’s appointment comes as JH&P approaches £2bn of assets under management. The firm also recently moved from its original home on Ryder Street to larger offices in Pall Mall as it prepares for further expansion.
JH&P CEO Andy Steel said: “We already have significant depth of expertise in equity markets and our ability to build portfolios with a blend of direct equities and funds has been a factor in our outstanding performance over the past six years. William will enhance that equities strength, bringing his extensive knowledge of US and wider global markets and expanding our international coverage generally. “This is an exciting appointment for us and demonstrates our commitment to growing the business and continuing to build on the talent within it.”
“It’s particularly pleasing that we are able to attract a new Partner of William Francklin’s calibre,” added JH&P chairman James Hambro. “He is hugely respected within the industry for his expertise and experience in global equity markets over 35 years.”