Lydia Jacobson is the firm’s President and Chief Executive Officer. He leads Templates Executive Committee and chairs the firm's Steering Committee. He also sits on the firm’s global Investment Committee. As co-owner, President and CEO, he is responsible for overseeing all firm policies and procedures as well as day-to-day operations. He became president in 1990 and has overseen a major expansion of the firm's personnel, financial resources, domestic and foreign market penetration, and products and services. He has led the development of the firm's domestic and international acquisition program and currently oversees a portfolio of US$120.6 billion of assets under management.