Franklin Templeton makes two New York infra hires

Christopher Casey and Emily Foshag have joined Franklin Templeton Real Asset Advisors as institutional portfolio manager and investment manager respectively. A long-established real estate manager, Franklin Templeton expanded into infrastructure and real resources in 2010.

Franklin Templeton Real Asset Advisors has strengthened its investment and distribution capabilities with a couple of new hires, noting in a statement “continuing investor interest in private real estate and private infrastructure and real resources”.

Christopher Casey joins as institutional portfolio manager responsible for communicating product strategies, capabilities and expertise of the private real estate, infrastructure and real estate securities groups “to and through” the firm’s global distribution channels.

Casey, who was previously chief operating officer at Post Oak Energy Capital, the Houston-based oil and gas private equity firm, will report to Jack Foster, Franklin Templeton’s head of real assets.

Emily Foshag joins as an investment manager responsible for sourcing and underwriting global infrastructure and real resources investments, and will report to Joyce Shapiro, managing director of infrastructure and real resources.

Foshag was previously a fixed income investment analyst and business strategy analyst at Fiduciary Trust Company International, Franklin Templeton’s wealth management subsidiary. Prior to that, she had a spell with private equity firm Fortress Investment Group.

Franklin Templeton, which has been investing in real estate globally for almost three decades, established an infrastructure and real assets team in 2010 to expand its real estate capabilities into transport, agriculture, water, energy and timber.