• On September 10, 2018, Asia Alternatives Management LLC (“Asia Alternatives”) and Franklin Resources, Inc. [NYSE:BEN], a global investment management organization operating as Franklin Templeton Investments (“Franklin Templeton”) entered into a new joint venture. The firms are partnering to launch Franklin Templeton Private Equity, LLC (“FTPE”), a new entity being formed to provide investors with bespoke global private equity fund-of-funds solutions. Franklin Templeton will be the majority owner, and Asia Alternatives and members of the FTPE management team will hold minority stakes in the new entity.