Thursday October 29, 2020

Barry J Whyte on business

Franklin Templeton scales back on its Irish holdings

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer

27th January, 2019
Colm Lyon, chief executive and founder of Fire Pic: Fergal Phillips

Last week, this newspaper reported on the Capital Group’s quiet sell-down of a range of Irish-listed companies’ shares over the last year. The giant, trillion-dollar Los Angeles-based mutual fund continued that trend last week with the sale of a chunk of shares in yet another company, Hibernia Reit, where it offloaded around €6.7 million worth of their stake.

But the Capital Group is not the only major US investment firm taking its...

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