Franklin Resources, Inc. (BEN) F3Q10 (Qtr End 06/30/10) Earnings Call Transcript July 29, 2010 4:30 pm ET Executives Greg Johnson – CEO & President Ken Lewis – EVP & CFO Analysts Roger Freeman – Barclays Capital Bill Katz – Citigroup Dan Fannon – Jefferies Michael Kim – Sandler O'Neill Ken Worthington – JP Morgan Robert Lee – KBW Michael Carrier – Deutsche Bank Cynthia Mayer – Bank of America Marc Irizarry – Goldman Sachs Chris Farr – CLSA Douglas Sipkin – Ticonderoga Securities Alan Straus – Omega Roger Smith – Macquarie PresentationOperator
Good afternoon, and welcome to the Franklin Resources earnings conference call for the quarter ended June 30, 2010. My name is Michael and I will be your conference operator today. Please note that the financial results to be discussed in this conference call are preliminary. Statements made in this conference call regarding Franklin Resources Inc., which are not historical facts, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements involve a number of known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from any future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These and other risks, uncertainties, and other important factors are described in more detail in Franklin’s recent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including in the Risk Factors and the MD&A sections of Franklin’s most recent Form 10-K and 10-Q filing. After the speakers’ remarks, we will conduct a question-and-answer session. (Operator instructions) Now, I would like to turn the call over to Mr. Greg Johnson.