Brendan Circle

Vice President and PM, Franklin Templeton Investments

Brendan Circle is a vice president, portfolio manager, and research analyst for Franklin Templeton Multi-Asset Solutions. In this role, Mr. Circle serves as a comanager of Franklin Income Fund and related portfolios, as well as Franklin Managed Income Fund. He also specializes in analyzing investment opportunities across the fixed income markets for the Multi-Asset Solutions team.

Mr. Circle joined Franklin Templeton Investments in 2014. Prior to this current role, he served as a research analyst for the Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Group, focusing on high yield corporate bonds. Previously, Mr. Circle worked as a senior portfolio management associate at PIMCO, specializing in Global Investment Grade Credit portfolio strategies. 

Mr. Circle holds an B.A. in economics from Princeton University and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Mr. Circle is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder, as well as a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of San Francisco.