Franklin Resources (BEN)

Q1 2011 Earnings Call

January 27, 2011 4:30 pm ET

Executives

Kenneth Lewis - Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer and Executive Vice President

Gregory Johnson - Chief Executive Officer, President and Director

Analysts

Glenn Schorr - UBS

Craig Siegenthaler - Crédit Suisse AG

Michael Kim - Sandler O'Neill & Partners

William Katz - Citigroup Inc

J. Jeffrey Hopson - Stifel, Nicolaus & Co., Inc.

Michael Carrier - Deutsche Bank AG

Kenneth Worthington - JP Morgan Chase & Co

Marc Irizarry - Goldman Sachs Group Inc.

Daniel Fannon - Jefferies & Company, Inc.

Jonathan Casteleyn - Susquehanna Financial Group, LLLP

Cynthia Mayer - BofA Merrill Lynch

Roger Freeman - Barclays Capital

Presentation

Operator

Good afternoon, and welcome to Franklin Resources Earnings Conference Call for the quarter ended December 31, 2010. My name is Christine, and I will be your conference operator for today's conference.

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 the 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 MD&A section of Franklin's most recent Form 10-K filing. [Operator Instructions]

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