With more than $1.4 trillion in assets under management, Franklin Templeton is one of the world\u2019s largest independent asset managers. Franklin Templeton is the latest investment company to go on a cryptocurrency hiring spree by posting fresh job applications seeking crypto professionals.The American asset manager is looking for two medium-senior level experts to lead its crypto\u00a0trading and research efforts, according to LinkedIn job postings published on Sept. 1.Franklin Templeton\u2019s newly opened crypto positions target professionals to work with the \u201clargest, most liquid and tradable crypto assets,\u201d including Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH).The company\u2019s crypto research analyst will be responsible for creating and maintaining valuation models and keep portfolio managers and senior executives informed of related business opportunities, regulations, as well as technologies like staking. The analyst will be expected to help Franklin Templeton grow and manage new products in the crypto industry.The trader position is seeking an expert to execute Franklin Templeton\u2019s crypto trades who would be responsible for the timely execution of portfolio rebalancing and supporting work processes involving reconciliation and settlement. \u201cThe quantitative trader will also bring a process automation mindset to build or work with developers to construct tools to support the platform\u2019s growth,\u201d the application reads.Franklin Templeton, with more than $1.4 trillion in assets under management, Franklin Templeton is one of the largest independent asset managers in the world, offering several professionally managed mutual funds. The company has been working on getting involved in adopting the blockchain and cryptocurrency industry in recent years.Related: Major job postings from the crypto space in 2021In 2019, Franklin Templeton led a funding round for Proof of Impact, a blockchain-based marketplace for natural and social capital. Previously, Franklin Templeton Investments filed a prospectus with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission for a state money market fund focusing on blockchain-based shares.