Zenith upgrades the Legg Mason Martin Currie Equity Income Fund rating to ‘Highly Recommended’

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In its most recent sector review, Zenith Investment Partners (Zenith) has upgraded the Legg Mason Martin Currie Equity Income Fund rating to ‘Highly Recommended’. Launched June 2011, the Legg Mason Martin Currie Equity Income Fund has since been at the forefront of retirement income solutions in Australia. The objective of the strategy is to provide a sustainable

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Looking to solve the low yield conundrum: Legg Mason Brandywine Global Income Optimiser Fund marks three-year track record in Australia

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Australia has entered a record low interest rate environment and may remain so for a prolonged period. Thus, investors, and their advisers, face a problem; how to generate sufficient income in a low interest rate world without taking on undue risk? Andy Sowerby, Managing Director, Legg Mason Australia says: “In today’s challenging, low interest rate environment, searching

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Lonsec awards ‘Highly Recommended’ Rating to the Legg Mason Martin Currie Real Income Fund and Active ETF

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In its most recent sector review, Lonsec has upgraded the Legg Mason Martin Currie Real Income Fund rating to ‘Highly Recommended’. Launched in 2010, Legg Mason Martin Currie Real Income Fund has built a long-term record of success in delivering high, sustainable and growing income alongside capital growth. In pursuing its objectives, the Fund invests in a

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Legg Mason’s Global Fixed Income Fund cuts fees

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Legg Mason has reduced the Management Cost for the Legg Mason Brandywine Global Income Optimiser Fund, by 10 basis points to 0.65% per annum, effective immediately. The Legg Mason Brandywine Global Income Optimiser Fund is managed by Brandywine Global, a highly rated and awarded specialist in global fixed income with proven expertise over multiple investment cycles.

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Legg Mason appoints Andy Sowerby to Head of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan), while continuing to lead Legg Mason Australia & New Zealand

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Legg Mason announced yesterday that it has appointed Andy Sowerby as Head of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan), in a new, expanded role that seeks to continue to strengthen the firm’s presence across the region.  The appointment is effective 1 October 2019. Mr. Sowerby will continue his position as Country Head and Managing Director for Legg Mason

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Zenith adds Legg Mason Western Asset Australian Bond Fund to Elite Blends Portfolios

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The Legg Mason Western Asset Australian Bond Fund, with more than A$1 billion in funds under management, has been added to the Zenith Investment Partners’ Elite Blend portfolios. David Wright, Managing Partner and joint founder of Zenith Investment Partners said: “We are pleased to include this Fund in our managed portfolios, the Elite Blends portfolios,

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Leading Legg Mason Fixed Income Funds added to Colonial First State FirstWrap Platform

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Two market-leading Legg Mason Fixed Income Funds, the Legg Mason Brandywine Global Opportunistic Fixed Income Fund and the Legg Mason Western Asset Australian Bond Fund are now available to financial advisers via the Colonial First State FirstWrap platform. The Legg Mason Brandywine Global Opportunistic Fixed Income Fund currently manages over A$635 million for Australian investors and offers

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Legg Mason Western Asset Australian Bond Fund crosses one billion dollars in funds under management

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The Legg Mason Western Asset Australian Bond Fund has passed A$1 billion in funds under management, cementing its position as one of the leading Active Australian bond funds in the market. This actively managed Fund is designed to outperform the Bloomberg AusBond Composite 0+ Year Index and is ranked top quartile in its peer group* over 3,

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Australian Fixed Income outlook- Domestic economy gets a kick start but global trade a risk

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Domestic Investment Opportunities – credit still a focus Western Asset, a leading fixed income investment manager affiliate of Legg Mason, in its recent midyear market outlook notes: “Trade negotiations have caused a substantial drag on sentiment, particularly over the past year. This has been feeding into softer trade figures and economic data, particularly manufacturing data,

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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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