Franklin Equity Group

Coleen E. Barbeau

Senior Vice President & Director of Global Growth Portfolio Management, Franklin Equity Group

Investment Experience: 1982 to Present
Coleen is a senior vice president and director of Global Growth Portfolio Management for Franklin Equity Group. She is responsible for leading the global equity strategies and for managing global and non-US institutional equity portfolios. Coleen also assists in the management of select non-U.S. and global equity funds. Prior to joining Fiduciary Trust in 1983, which was acquired by Franklin Templeton in 2001, she was with Shearson/American Express for two years. Coleen earned a BA from Montclair State University.

John P. Remmert

Senior Vice President & Senior Portfolio Manager, Franklin Equity Group

John is a senior vice president and lead portfolio manager for Franklin Equity Group. He is responsible for managing institutional global and international large cap equity portfolios. Prior to joining the firm in 2001, he was with Citibank Global Asset Management and was based in both New York and London. Previously, he was with the U.S. Federal Reserve. John earned an MBA from the University of Chicago, a JD from Georgetown University, and a BA from Rutgers University.

Donald G. Huber

Vice President & Portfolio Manager, Franklin Equity Group

Investment Experience: 1983 to Present
Donald is a vice president and portfolio manager responsible for managing institutional and retail global large cap equity portfolios. Prior to joining the firm, he was with JPMorgan Chase & Co. and predecessor organizations for 20 years, where he focused on portfolio management, strategic planning, and relationship management in the private bank and corporate banking divisions. Donald earned a BBA from the University of Michigan. He is a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts and a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder.

M. Par Rostom, CFA

Vice President & Portfolio Manager/Analyst, Franklin Equity Group

Investment Experience: 1988 to Present
Par is a vice president, portfolio manager and research analyst responsible for managing the Franklin International Growth Fund and global and non-U.S. institutional equity portfolios, as well as conducting research on the financials sector. Most recently Par was with Brown Brothers Harriman, where he was an analyst and portfolio manager on the global and international portfolios. Prior to this position, he worked for Kulicke & Soffa Industries. Par holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology and a MA in Economics and Finance from Temple University. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst Charterholder and holds NASD series 7, 63, and 66 licenses.