Sara Araghi is a vice president, research analyst and portfolio manager for Franklin Equity Group. She specializes in the equity research and analysis of the media, cable and softline/specialty retail industries and serves as Consumer Sector team leader. Ms. Araghi is a portfolio manager on the Franklin Growth Opportunities Fund and FTIF Franklin U.S. Opportunities Fund (SICAV), as well as related portfolios.
In addition, Ms. Araghi is a director of Franklin Venture Partners, the firm’s specialized investment team that invests in private opportunities, focusing on mid- and late-stage companies it believes are poised for transformative impacts across multiple industries.
Ms. Araghi joined Franklin Templeton in 2003 as an equity research associate on Franklin Equity Group’s Consumer sector team. She later worked with various Franklin Equity Group strategy team leaders to construct and maintain investment portfolios for separate account mandates including All Cap Growth, Mid Cap Growth and Small Cap Growth strategies.
Ms. Araghi earned her B.S. in business administration and graduated with honors from the University of California, Berkeley. She is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder and member of the CFA Society of San Francisco and CFA Institute. Ms. Araghi was recognized by the San Francisco Business Times as one of the Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business for 2021.