Steven Kornfeld graduated from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management and holds a BA in business and an MBA. He has been managing funds for over ten years and is currently a fund manager at Franklin Templeton where he runs US equities. Before this he worked in private equity and previously as a sell-side research analyst where he specialised in emerging growth companies. Steven is a CFA Charterholder.
Evan McCulloch joined Franklin Templeton Investments as a management trainee in 1992. Now a vice president and portfolio manager for the group, McCulloch’s responsibilities include managing the Franklin Biotechnology Fund. A self described research driven investor, McCulloch specialises in research analysis of the health care industry; including pharmaceuticals, health care information systems/internet and health care providers. He is a bottom-up investor who pursues a growth strategy and focuses primarily on individual securities, choosing companies he believes are positioned for rapid growth in revenues, earnings or assets. Born in Mesa, Arizona in 1969, McCulloch graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a bachelor’s degree in economics and business administration.
The Fund's investment objective is capital appreciation. The Fund invests principally in equity securities of biotechnology companies and discovery research firms (including small to mid-sized companies) located in the US and other countries, and to a lesser extent in debt securities of any type of issuers worldwide.
- Cayman Islands
- Czech Republic
- Hong Kong
- Russian Federation
- South Africa
- United Kingdom