Paul Varunok

Paul Varunok

Senior Vice President
Franklin Advisers, Inc.

Location San Mateo, California, US
Tenure 2001

Paul Varunok, senior vice president and portfolio manager for Franklin Templeton Investments. Mr. Varunok is a fixed-income portfolio manager where he specializes in the mortgage-backed securities (MBS), asset-backed securities (ABS), commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) and collateralized mortgage obligation (CMO) markets.

Prior to joining Franklin Templeton Investments in 2001, Mr. Varunok spent eight years as a fixed-income analyst for Prudential Securities, Inc. in New York City. At Prudential, Mr. Varunok held various research positions in both the mortgage- and asset-backed securities (MBS/ABS) markets. Mr. Varunok started his career at Prudential as a reverse-engineer of both ABS and MBS transactions and subsequently moved into the structuring of those products. From 1996- 2000, Mr. Varunok concentrated his efforts in the ABS market where he was an ABS researcher and market strategist.

Mr. Varunok earned his B.S. in finance from New York University.