Franklin Templeton Investments is staffing up as it expands services for RIAs.

On Friday, the San Mateo-based firm announced a new head of the sales division, Pierre Caramazza, the former senior vice president managing the Fixed Income Product Management & Development and Regional Product Strategy groups. “Pierre brings a tremendous amount of product-specific expertise to this position,” said Dan O’Lear, executive vice president of U.S. Advisory Services for Franklin Templeton Distributors, Inc.  “His proven leadership will be an asset as we strive to deepen our reach in the investment advisor marketplace.”

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