Grant Bowers is a senior vice president and portfolio manager with Franklin Equity Group. He is the lead portfolio manager of Franklin Growth Opportunities Fund, the FTIF Franklin U.S. Opportunities Fund (SICAV) and the FTVIP Franklin Large Cap Growth fund, as well as related portfolios. Grant is also a member of Franklin Equity Group's U.S. Growth team.
Grant joined Franklin Templeton Investments in 1993 as a fixed-income analyst and in 1998 joined the Franklin Equity Group as an analyst. His previous research coverage has included the telecom, media, publishing, transportation and business services industries. Prior to assuming his current role, Grant was the research sector team leader for telecommunications research and lead portfolio manager of the Franklin Global Communications Fund from 2002 through 2008. He holds a B.A. from the University of California at Davis. Prior to joining Franklin Templeton, he served in the United States Army.