Don Gould is the president and chief investment officer of Gould Asset Management, which he founded in 1999. He brings to the company a broad understanding of both the business and the practice of financial asset management, gained over three decades of industry experience. Don is recognized for his continued development and application of innovative investment strategies designed to meet the needs of real-world investors.
In 1985 Don founded the Huntington Funds, a pioneering group of globally-oriented mutual funds based in Pasadena, California. He joined Franklin Templeton Investments in 1993 upon its acquisition of the Huntington Funds. At Franklin Templeton, Don was president and portfolio manager of the Franklin Templeton Fund Allocator Series, a group of three actively managed global asset allocation funds. He also served as managing director of Templeton Worldwide, Inc. and was responsible for overseeing the establishment of asset management companies in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and Cape Town, South Africa.
Don holds a BA in economics from Pomona College and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He is a visiting lecturer in portfolio management at the Robert Day School of Economics and Finance at Claremont McKenna College, and previously served as an adjunct professor of finance at the Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management at the Claremont Graduate University. Don is a trustee of Pitzer College and a director of California Energy & Power. He is a former president of both the Pomona College Alumni Association and the Rotary Club of Claremont, and has served on numerous non-profit boards. In his free time, Don enjoys travel, classical music, film and sports.