Bonnie Wongtrakool, Global Head of ESG Investments and Portfolio Manager at Western Asset Management, co-founds the California Chapter of the Bloomberg Women's Buy-Side Network
Bonnie Wongtrakool, Global Head of ESG Investments and Portfolio Manager at Western Asset Management, a specialist investment manager of Franklin Templeton, helped launch the California Chapter of the Bloomberg Women’s Buy-Side Network (BWBN). With the support of Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Network seeks to increase female representation in portfolio manager and other senior-level investment industry positions through education, mentoring and networking opportunities. While the California chapter is the first of its kind in the United States, it joins a network of similar groups in Singapore, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and Brazil.
Read more about Bonnie’s perspective on Western Asset Management’s blog here.
About Western Asset Management
Western Asset is one of the world’s leading fixed-income investment managers with US$483.5B in AUM as of Sept. 30, 2021. With a focus on long-term fundamental value investing that employs a top-down and bottom-up approach, the Firm has nine offices around the globe and deep experience across the range of fixed-income sectors. Founded in 1971, Western Asset has been recognized for an approach emphasizing team management and intensive proprietary research, supported by robust risk management. To learn more about Western Asset, please visit www.westernasset.com.
Western Asset is an independent specialist investment manager of Franklin Templeton.
About Franklin Templeton
Franklin Resources, Inc. [NYSE: BEN] is a global investment management organization with subsidiaries operating as Franklin Templeton and serving clients in over 165 countries. Franklin Templeton’s mission is to help clients achieve better outcomes through investment management expertise, wealth management and technology solutions. Through its specialist investment managers, the company brings extensive capabilities in equity, fixed income, multi-asset solutions and alternatives. With offices in more than 30 countries and approximately 1,300 investment professionals, the California-based company has over 70 years of investment experience and over US$1.5 trillion in assets under management as of November 30, 2021. For more information, please visit franklinresources.com.