Chetan Sehgal is an executive vice president and the Director of Global Emerging Markets/ Small Cap Strategies for the Templeton Emerging Markets Group. In this capacity, he is responsible for strengthening the overall Global Emerging Markets and Small Cap strategies, providing guidance and thought leadership, coordinating appropriate resources and coverage, and leveraging the group's expertise to add value across products within the strategies. Prior to joining Franklin Templeton in 1995, Mr. Sehgal was a senior ratings analyst for the Credit Rating Information Services of India, Ltd.
In recent years, international supply chains have come under mounting pressure. Even before COVID-19, a growing number of companies and countries were already looking to diversify away from a perceived excess dependence on China, borne from rising Chinese labor costs paired with escalating trade tensions with the United States.