Fund Manager Interview Series

Digital transformation is investment growth driver

Grant Bowers, vice-president and portfolio manager with Franklin Equity Group, discusses his outlook on opportunities in our series featuring fund managers and market experts.

Mr Grant Bowers says digital transformation is taking place at all levels – individual, enterprise and government – and what originated in the technology sector is moving beyond tech and into the broader markets, such as in the very large transportation,
Mr Grant Bowers says digital transformation is taking place at all levels – individual, enterprise and government – and what originated in the technology sector is moving beyond tech and into the broader markets, such as in the very large transportation, education, healthcare and financial services sectors. ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN

Based in San Mateo, California, Mr Grant Bowers is the lead portfolio manager for the Franklin US Opportunities Fund, with US$4.1 billion (S$5.6 billion) under management as of March 31 this year.

After a stint in the United States Army, he joined Franklin Templeton Investments in 1993 as a fixed income analyst, and in 1998 moved to the Franklin Equity Group as an analyst. His previous research areas included the telecommunications, media, publishing, transportation and business services industries. Prior to assuming his current role, he was research sector team leader for telecommunications research and lead portfolio manager of the Franklin Global Communications Fund from 2002 to 2008.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on August 11, 2019, with the headline 'Digital transformation is investment growth driver'. Subscribe