Legg Mason on ‘Trumparound’

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Legg Mason on ‘’ Legg Mason, a leading global fund manager, presents a global bond update. They comment: Global bond markets suffered a sharp turnaround, mostly driven by expectations that US president Donald Trump will unveil next week a tax plan aimed easing businesses’ costs, thereby accelerating growth. The benchmark US Treasury 10-year yield jumped […]

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Profit season reaction shows investors’ priorities: Martin Currie  

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Investors’ responses to the profit reporting season suggest that the market is still rewarding those companies that can produce results in a weak revenue environment, rather than rewarding those investing for the future, according to Legg Mason’s Australian equities affiliate, Martin Currie Australia’s analysis of market reaction to the results. Profits in the year to […]

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Western Asset liquid alternatives strategy captivates Aussie investors

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Following its global success, the introduction of the Legg Mason Western Asset Macro Opportunities Bond Fund in Australia sees this Fund pass its first anniversary in style. Managed by one of the world leaders in global fixed income investing and led by the CIO of Western Asset, Ken Leech, this fund is an absolute return […]

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Legg Mason Inc. announces positive results for the quarter

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Legg Mason, Inc. (NYSE: LM), one of world’s largest funds management groups, has reported its operating results for the first fiscal quarter 2018. The Company reported net income of US$50.9 million, or US$0.52 per diluted share. Joseph A. Sullivan, Chairman and CEO of Legg Mason said “Legg Mason delivered strong earnings for the first fiscal […]

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Legg Mason’s market leading liquid-alternatives strategy now added to Netwealth superannuation and investment platform

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Legg Mason, one of world’s largest funds management groups, has announced that Legg Mason Western Asset Macro Opportunities Bond Fund has been added to one of Australia’s leading superannuation and investment platforms, Netwealth, following a strong demand for this strategy from financial advisers and their clients. In 2012, Western Asset, a leading fixed income affiliate […]

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Zenith awards leading Legg Mason Western Asset Australian Bond Trust a ‘Highly Recommended’ rating

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Legg Mason, one of world’s largest funds management groups, announced that the Legg Mason Western Asset Australian Bond Trust has received the highest rating from Zenith Investment Partners – ‘Highly Recommended’. The Legg Mason Western Asset Australian Bond Trust, managed by Legg Mason’s leading fixed interest specialist affiliate, Western Asset, provides investors with exposure to […]

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Legg Mason Martin Currie Real Income Strategy added to FirstChoice platform

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Legg Mason, one of the world’s largest funds management groups today announced that the Legg Mason Martin Currie Real Income Strategy is now available to all users of the FirstChoice platform, managed by Colonial First State. Launched in 2010, the Legg Mason Martin Currie Real Income strategy invests in a blend of listed real assets […]

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High performing retirement income strategy gets top rating from Morningstar

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Legg Mason, a global multi-affiliate investment manager, yesterday announced that the Legg Mason Martin Currie Diversified Income Trust, which has completed three years since inception in May 2014, has achieved the highest five-star Morningstar Rating™ * as at 31 May 2017 for its performance over the time period. Actively investing across a diversified range of Australian […]

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Two leading Martin Currie strategies added to Macquarie Wrap’s SMA

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Legg Mason, one of the world’s largest funds management groups, yesterday announced that the Legg Mason Martin Currie Real Income and Equity Income funds are now available to financial advisers across the Separately Managed Account (SMA) investment option on Macquarie Wrap. The inclusion of our real income and equity funds on Macquarie Wrap reflects the growing […]

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Global Inflation not a cause for concern, says Western Asset

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Western Asset, a Legg Mason fixed income specialist affiliate, has issued a ‘positive’ edict on the global inflation outlook. In a research paper titled What Goes Up, Can Go Down—How Durable Is the Recent Recovery in Global Inflation Rates? Western Asset portfolio manager Richard Booth is sanguine about the inflation outlook in developed countries. Western Asset […]

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