Vivek Ahuja, is portfolio manager and analyst supporting the Franklin Templeton International Bond Department is responsible for analysis of macro economic trends and developments in Asian emerging market economies and financial systems. He joined Franklin Templeton Investments in 2006 and has over 13 years of investment and research experience in the fixed income markets. Prior to joining Franklin Templeton, Mr. Ahuja has worked in various Financial Institutions in India in area of Fixed Income Investments and macro research. Mr. Ahuja earned his bachelor of commerce and master's degree in finance from Mumbai University.
Michael Hasenstab, Ph.D., has been a lead portfolio manager of Franklin Templeton which he first joined in 1995, rejoining again in 2001 after a three-year leave to obtain his Ph.D.. He was EVP and CIO for Templeton Global Macro, responsible for global macroeconomic and country-specific analysis, and interest rate, currency and sovereign credit market outlooks. He is an economic advisor to the CEO of Franklin Resources, Inc., providing perspective and insight through the lens of Templeton Global Macro.Dr. Hasenstab holds a Ph.D. in economics at Australian National University.