The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) on Thursday announced that Duane Green, president and CEO at Franklin Templeton Investments Corp., has joined IFIC’s board and that WeirFoulds LLP has joined as an affiliate.

“I am sure Duane Green will continue Franklin Templeton’s exceptional leadership in promoting the interests of investors and the broader industry through IFIC,” says Paul Bourque, IFIC president and CEO, in a statement.

Green replaces Don Reed, who recently retired from Toronto-based Franklin Templeton.

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Toronto-based law firm WeirFoulds LLP acts for asset management companies, investment dealers and investment advisors in a broad range of financing transactions, and services public and private funds.

“We look forward to the input of WeirFoulds as the industry works together to empower investors to make sound financial decisions and to promote a strong and stable investment sector,” Bourque adds.