Investors should look at real assets for growing yield

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For investors who are focused on income, real income continues to provide an attractive yield and income growth from defensive assets which benefit from population growth, employment growth and infrastructure spending in the Australian domestic economy. The return of market volatility, along with continued uncertainty regarding the status of cash refunds on franking credits, is […]

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Confident Australian investors take a pragmatic approach to volatility: Legg Mason Global Investment Survey 2018

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Australian investors are more confident about the outlook for investment markets over the year ahead than their counterparts overseas, and a significant number see volatility as an opportunity, the latest annual Legg Mason Global Investment Survey reveals. Australian investors see the best opportunities in the year ahead coming from domestic stocks, followed by international stocks, […]

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Market leading global Legg Mason funds added to Macquarie Wrap

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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 […]

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Legg Mason hires new Institutional Sales Director

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Legg Mason has announced the appointment of Christina Manonian as Institutional Sales Director. Based in Melbourne, Ms Manonian will report to business head Andy Sowerby. The appointment is effective 30 July 2018. An experienced investment professional with more than 18 years of experience across sales and marketing roles, Ms Manonian joins Legg Mason from Franklin […]

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Legg Mason Western Asset Macro Opportunities Bond Fund now available on CFS FirstWrap  

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Legg Mason, one of world’s largest funds management groups, has announced that the Legg Mason Western Asset Macro Opportunities Bond Fund has been added to Colonial First State FirstWrap platform. The Legg Mason Western Asset Macro Opportunities Bond Fund is a market-leading liquid alternative fund launched in 2016 in Australia and managed by Legg Mason’s Fixed Income […]

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Legg Mason funds added to Praemium

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Legg Mason, one of the world’s largest funds management groups, today announced that ten of its market leading managed funds are now available via the Praemium SMA. Andy Sowerby, Legg Mason managing director, said: “We are pleased to partner with one of the fastest growing platforms in Australia, Praemium, to provide access to our high-performing […]

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Leading investment management firms, BetaShares and Legg Mason, form Active ETF strategic partnership

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Leading Australian ETF Manager, BetaShares, and Legg Mason, one of the world’s largest funds management groups, today announced a long-term strategic partnership, to launch a range of Active ETFs. Legg Mason Managing Director, Australia and New Zealand, Andy Sowerby, said: “BetaShares is a leading Australian ETF Manager with a pedigree in innovation. Its extensive ETF […]

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Martin Currie predicts value stocks to shine in 2018

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Martin Currie Australia, a leading Australian equity affiliate of the global fund manager Legg Mason, says low volatility, high-quality, high-growth stocks could suffer in a growing economy – as well as being vulnerable to increasing discount rates from higher bond yields. In its 2018 Active Outlook report, Reece Birtles, Chief Investment Officer, Martin Currie Australia, […]

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Legg Mason hires further sales resource – National Business Development Manager joins

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Legg Mason, one of the world’s largest funds management groups with A$962 billion in funds under management globally, is expanding its sales presence in Australia with the appointment of Scott Bradley as a National Business Development Manager. Australian-born Bradley, who holds a Bachelor of Science (finance) degree from the Metropolitan State University of Denver, brings […]

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Where are markets headed in 2018 – the view from Legg Mason

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Beware inflation The outlook for investment markets is positive for 2018, but investors need to remain on full alert, according to a report by Legg Mason, one of the world’s largest funds management groups with nearly a trillion dollars in funds under management. The Outlook 2018 Report, the combined view of Legg Mason’s affiliate managers, […]

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