Philippe Brugère-Trélat was born in Madagascar in 1949 and attended the University of Paris, where he studied Law and Political Science. He holds a Bachelors and Masters degree. Philippe started his career with Eurovest SA as portfolio manager and president before joining OMega Advisers LLP as a partner. He later became vice president of the Mutual Shares Corp. Philippe is currently at Franklin Templeton manages the Franklin Mutual European Fund using a ‘value’ approach to investing. He has over 24 years of investment experience. Philippe is a member of the Royal Automobile Club in London.