Martin L. Flanagan
Martin Flanagan has been a director and President and Chief Executive Officer of Invesco since 2005. He is also a trustee and vice-Chair of the Invesco Funds (the company’s U.S. open- and closed-end funds).
Mr. Flanagan joined Invesco from Franklin Resources, Inc., where he was president and co-chief executive officer from 2004 to 2005. Previously, he held numerous positions of increasing responsibility at Franklin — co-president, chief operating officer, chief financial officer and senior vice president – from 1993 to 2003. Mr. Flanagan served as director, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Templeton, Galbraith & Hansberger, Ltd., before its acquisition by Franklin in 1992. Before joining Templeton in 1983, he worked with Arthur Andersen & Co.
He serves as Trustee of Southern Methodist University (SMU) and as a member of the executive Board at the SMU Cox School of Business. Mr. Flanagan is a member of the International Advisory Council of China Securities Regulatory Commission. He serves as Chair of Engage Ventures, an innovation platform bringing together Atlanta-based corporations to support startups.
He sits on the Executive Council for the Metro Atlanta Chamber and served as 2020 MAC Chair. Mr. Flanagan formerly served as chair and vice chair on the executive committee and on the Board of Governors for the Investment Company Institute. He serves as a Board member of the Atlanta Committee for Progress and is a former ACP Chair.
Mr. Flanagan is a CFA charterholder and a certified public accountant. He earned a B.A. and B.B.A. from Southern Methodist University (SMU).
Executive leadership, relevant industry experience
Mr. Flanagan has spent over 30 years in the investment management industry, including roles as an investment professional and a series of executive management positions in business integration, strategic planning, technology and investment operations, and finance. Through his decades of leadership and involvement, including as former Chair of our industry’s principal trade association, the Investment Company Institute, he has amassed a broad understanding of the larger context of investment management.
Accounting and financial reporting expertise
Mr. Flanagan obtained extensive financial accounting experience with a major international accounting firm and served as chief financial officer of Franklin Resources. He is a chartered financial analyst and certified public accountant.
For insights on industry trends, blogs on relevant social topics, and replays of media interviews and commentaries, follow Mr. Flanagan on LinkedIn @MartyFlanagan.