Patrick Klein, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Research Analyst and Portfolio Manager of Franklin Advisers. Dr. Patrick Klein is a senior vice president and portfolio manager for Franklin Templeton Fixed Income. He leads the team managing the multisector fixed-income strategies with a focus on portfolio construction and quantitative modelling. Prior to his current role, he was a portfolio manager and research analyst focusing on the securitized, inflations protected, and portfolio construction areas. Dr. Klein was a principal member of the Technical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories.
Mr. Cryer joined Franklin Templeton in 2006.
Tom Runkel is a vice president and portfolio manager for Franklin Templeton Investments. Mr. Runkel focuses on relative value security selection and allocation among the credit sectors for the multi-sector fixed income portfolios. He also serves as the director of portfolio strategies and the lead portfolio manager for the SMA Taxable Fixed Income strategies and supervises the Franklin SMA Taxable Fixed Income Portfolio Management team. Mr. Runkel joined Franklin in 1983 and served as a senior portfolio manager for Franklin's taxable money fund and investment grade fixed income assets as well as a trader for taxable fixed income and equity securities. Mr. Runkel founded Runkel Funds, Inc. in 2002 and managed a large-cap value fund until late 2005 before returning to Franklin in 2006. Mr. Runkel has an M.B.A. from the University of Santa Clara and earned a B.S. in political science from the University of California, Davis. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder.