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James Cross

Franklin Templeton
VP/Research Anaylst/Portfolio Manager - Franklin Templeton Blackhorse Fund, Founder - Silicon Valley Defense Group, UCSD Senior Research Fellow
James Cross is a vice president, research analyst and portfolio manager with Franklin Equity Group. He currently covers the aerospace and defense industries while leading the Industrials sector team. He also is a portfolio manager on the Franklin Technology Fund. Mr. Cross is also a director at Franklin Venture Partners, the firm’s specialized investment team that invests in private opportunities, focusing on mid-stage companies it believes are poised for transformative impacts across multiple industries.

Mr. Cross joined Franklin Templeton in 1998, focusing on quantitative research, risk analysis and performance attribution, before assuming industry coverage in 2000. He previously worked as an economic planner for the State of Texas.

Mr. Cross earned a B.B.A. with a major in economics from Baylor University. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder.


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