Mark Holowesko is the founding Partner and Chief Executive Officer of Holowesko Partners Ltd. Mark launched the firm in the fall of 2000, under the name of Templeton Capital Advisors, to serve the needs of institutional and high-net-worth investors. Subsequently renamed Holowesko Partners Ltd., HPL now stands as a premier global equity firm.
Mark’s investment career began in 1985 when he joined Templeton Global Advisors as a research analyst. By 1987, he had assumed management of all portfolios previously managed by Sir John Templeton, including the Templeton Growth Fund and the Templeton Foreign Fund. In 1989, Mark was appointed Director of Research of the Templeton Global Equity Funds, and in 1996 assumed the role of Chief Investment Officer.
Mark served as a member of the Executive Committee of Templeton, Galbraith & Hansberger from 1987 to 1992 and the Executive Committee of Franklin Resources from 1992 to 2000. Mark was Director, President and Head of Investments of Templeton Global Advisors Ltd. from 1992 to 2000.
Currently, Mark is a Director of the Franklin Templeton SICAV Investment Funds, a position held for over 20 years and is the former Chairman of the Investment Committee of First Trust Bank, an offshore entity responsible for managing the assets of two of Sir John Templeton’s Foundations.
Mark was also a consultant to the former Prime Minister of The Bahamas, serving on economic and advisory committees and assisting with negotiations with European and multi-national organizations impacting domestic financial institutions. For his service to business and his country, Mark was given the honor of Companion of the Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Mark received a Bachelor of Arts degree from The College of the Holy Cross, where he previously served as a Trustee and a member of the College’s Investment Committee, and a Masters in Business Administration from Babson University. He is a CFA charterholder.
An avid cyclist, sailor, and accomplished athlete, Mark represented The Bahamas in numerous international sailing events including the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia and was the World Champion in the 5.5 Metre sailing class.