Franklin Templeton Investments, also known as Franklin Advisers, is a global investment management organization that was founded in 1947. The company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Franklin Resources, provides global and domestic investment management solutions through its Franklin, Templeton, Mutual Series, Fiduciary Trust, Darby and Bissett investment teams. It manages investment vehicles for individuals, institutions, pension plans, trusts, partnerships and other clients. Franklin Templeton Investments offers education savings accounts, college savings plans, charitable giving funds and separate accounts for customized portfolios. The company s account services include electronic funds transfer, automatic investment and systematic withdrawal plans. It additionally operates a tax center that provides fund and tax information to help clients understand their final capital gain distributions, tax forms and other tax queries. Headquartered in San Manteo, Calif., Franklin Templeton Investments maintains its offices in more than 25 countries.