Stephen H. Dover is a managing director, international chief investment officer for Franklin Templeton's Local Asset Management group. He is responsible for overseeing the investment functions of the locally managed and distributed products in South Korea, Brazil, China, India, Vietnam, Malaysia, Dubai, Japan and Australia. He also oversees the Franklin branded Asian equity growth products and World Perspectives Fund. Local asset management refers to the strategic investments that Franklin Templeton has made in local asset management companies around the world in order to leverage the expertise of well-qualified investment and financial services professionals who have first-hand knowledge of their domestic markets.
In his capacity of overseeing the investment areas of local asset management companies, Mr. Dover has managed investment groups in South Korea, China, Taiwan, Japan, France, Italy, Hong Kong, Singapore, India, South Africa and Brazil. Prior to serving in his current role, Mr. Dover was a founder and chief investment officer of Bradesco Templeton Asset Management (BTAM), a joint venture with Brazil's largest private bank, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Under Mr. Dover's direction, BTAM became the largest joint-venture asset management company in Brazil. Mr. Dover also served on the Board of Directors of several publicly traded Brazilian companies. Prior to joining Franklin Templeton in 1997, Mr. Dover was a portfolio manager and principal at Newell Associates in Palo Alto, CA where he co-managed retail and institutional equity assets including the Vanguard Equity Income Fund. Previously, Mr. Dover worked for Towers Perrin Consulting in New York, London and San Francisco. Mr. Dover is a member of the Board of Directors of the Bootstrap Fund, a nonprofit development bank focusing on microcredit. Mr. Dover is also on the Board of Trustees of Lewis and Clark College and Law School.
Mr. Dover earned a B.A., with honors, in communications and business administration from Lewis and Clark College and an M.B.A. in finance from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder, as well as a Certified Financial Planner (CFP). Mr. Dover has lived in China, Costa Rica, England, Brazil and the United States.