Lauren C. Templeton is the founder and president of Templeton & Phillips Capital Management, LLC. Ms. Templeton received a B.A. in Economics from the University of the South. Ms. Templeton currently serves on the Board of Trustees at the Baylor School, the Board of Trustees at the Bright School, the Atlas Economic Research Foundation Board of Overseers, as an Independent Director for Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited an Independent Director for Fairfax India Holdings Corporation, and an Independent Director for Canadian Solar, Inc.
Lauren is the great niece of Sir John M. Templeton and is a current member of the John M. Templeton Foundation, the Templeton World Charities Foundation and a Trustee of Templeton Religion Trust. Lauren Templeton began investing as a child under the heavy influence of her father as well as her late great-uncle, Sir John Templeton. Professionally speaking, Lauren began her career working with managed portfolios and investments in 1998, beginning as a junior associate at the financial advisor Homrich and Berg and later the hedge fund management company New Providence Advisors both of Atlanta. In 2001, Lauren founded Templeton Capital Management with seed capital from Sir John Templeton in a long/short equity hedge fund. That same year Lauren was the founder and president of the Southeastern Hedge Fund Association, based in Atlanta, GA. Ms. Templeton is also the co-author of Investing the Templeton Way: The Market Beating Strategies of Value Investing’s Legendary Bargain Hunter, 2008, McGraw Hill, which has been translated into nine languages. (Source: templetonandphillips.com)