Lauren is the great niece of Sir John M. Templeton and is a current member of the John M. Templeton Foundation. The John Templeton Foundation was established in 1987 by renowned international investor, Sir John Templeton. Lauren Templeton began investing as a child under the heavy influence of her father as well as her late great-uncle, Sir John Templeton. In 2001, Lauren launched her own hedge fund management company which dedicates its efforts to the practice of value investing across the global markets using the same methods learned from her great-uncle, Sir John Templeton. Ms. Templeton is also the co-author of "Investing the Templeton Way: The Market Beating Strategies of Value Investing's Legendary Bargain Hunter", 2007, McGraw Hill, which has been translated into nine languages.