Franklin Templeton, an investment company, is the latest to embark on a cryptocurrency hiring spree. They have posted new job applications looking for crypto professionals.
According to LinkedIn job postings, the American asset manager is seeking two middle-senior experts to manage its crypto trading and research efforts.
Franklin Templeton's new crypto positions are designed for professionals who want to work with the most liquid and tradable cryptocurrency assets, including Bitcoin (BTC), and Ether (ETH).
The company's crypto analyst will be responsible to create and maintain valuation models, and keep portfolio managers informed about related business opportunities, regulations, and technologies like staking. The analyst will help Franklin Templeton to grow and manage new products within the crypto industry.
Trader position: Franklin Templeton is looking for an expert to execute crypto trades. This person would be responsible in the timely execution portfolio rebalancing, as well as supporting work processes such reconciliation and settlement. The application states that the quantitative trader will have a process automation mindset and work with developers to create tools to help the platform grow.
Franklin Templeton manages more than $1.4 trillion of assets. It is also one of the most successful independent asset managers around the globe. In recent years, the company has been actively involved in adopting blockchain and cryptocurrency.
In 2019, Franklin Templeton led a funding round for Proof of Impact, a blockchain-based marketplace for natural and social capital. Previously, Franklin Templeton Investments filed a prospectus with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission for a state money market fund focusing on blockchain-based shares.