Market leading global Legg Mason funds added to Macquarie Wrap

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Andy Sowerby

Andy Sowerby

Legg Mason has recently added two of its global funds, the Legg Mason QS Investors Global Equity Fund and the Legg Mason Western Asset Global Bond Fund, on Macquarie Wrap, one of Australia’s leading investment platforms.

Managed by Legg Mason affiliate, QS Investors, the Legg Mason QS Investors Global Equity Fund offers core global equity exposure and employs a quantitative investment approach that incorporates bottom-up fundamental analysis with dynamic quantitative tools to select the best international stock opportunities. Launched in 1998, the Fund has a proven long-term record and has returned 18.23% p.a. after fees over the past five years to 30 September 2018, versus the MSCI World ex Australian AUD 15.25% p.a. return*.

Managed by Legg Mason affiliate, Western Asset, the Global Bond strategy has been available offshore since 2010, with the local Legg Mason Western Asset Global Bond Fund launching in 2016. The Fund is an actively managed, diversified fixed income fund with exposure to sovereign bonds, corporate bonds, high yield, mortgage and asset-backed securities, emerging market debt and other similar securities.

Andy Sowerby, Managing Director at Legg Mason Australia & New Zealand said, “We are delighted to have our two proven global investment solutions added to the Macquarie Wrap platform.”

” Global investment strategies are very much in demand from financial advisers as benefits of diversification flow through portfolios, be it equities or bonds, and we expect this demand to only continue to expand”.

“Both the Legg Mason QS Investors Global Equity Fund and the Legg Mason Western Asset Global Bond strategy have long track records of success and are we are pleased to make these solutions available to a broader group of potential investors” noted Mr Sowerby.

* Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance.

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