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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Amazon to boost Australian retail sector

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Martin Currie Australia, an active equity affiliate of Legg Mason, yesterday noted that contrary to some analyst reports, the entry of online retailer Amazon in Australia could boost the domestic retail sector instead of a ‘doomsday scenario’ for the sector. Reece Birtles, chief investment officer, Martin Currie Australia says that “It’s clear that some hedge funds

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Jonathan Baird joins Western Asset as fixed interest investment specialist

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Western Asset, a Legg Mason fixed income specialist affiliate, today announced the appointment of Jonathan Baird to the newly created role of investment specialist and client executive. Based in Melbourne, Baird will be responsible for managing client interests across the Legg Mason Western Asset fund range covering both Australian and global strategies. Baird joins Western

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A global bond fund “for all seasons” – a new fund launch from Legg Mason Brandywine Global

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Legg Mason, one of the world’s leading funds management groups, has announced that its highly-regarded fixed interest affiliate manager, Brandywine Global, will together launch a new fund for the Australian retail market designed to enhance income potential, manage volatility and preserve capital via a strategy of investing across global fixed income sectors. The Legg Mason Brandywine

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Legg Mason Martin Currie’s Equity Income Strategy added to HUB24

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Legg Mason, one of the world’s largest funds management groups, last week announced that the Legg Mason Martin Currie Equity Income Strategy has been added to the HUB24 platform via a Separately Managed Account (SMA). Legg Mason Martin Currie’s Equity Income Strategy aims to provide a high growth and well diversified income stream. It also seeks

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Legg Mason appoints Head for new Sydney office

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Legg Mason, a leading global multi – affiliate investment manager, today announced the appointment of Matt Stovold as the firm’s national key account manager and head of the newly opened Sydney office. Reporting to Head of Sales, Beau Titchkosky, Stovold will have responsibility for driving retail distribution and key partner relationship management across New South

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Legg Mason Martin Currie Real Income Fund surpasses $500 million in funds under management

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Legg Mason, a global multi-affiliate investment manager, today announced that the Legg Mason Martin Currie Real Income Fund has now over $500 million in funds under management. Legg Mason Managing Director, Australia and New Zealand, Andy Sowerby said: “Launched in late 2010 the Legg Mason Martin Currie Real Income Fund is an investment strategy designed

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Zenith gives three Legg Mason bond funds strong ratings

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Independent research house Zenith has given strong ratings to three bond funds being offered to the Australian retail market by the multi-affiliate global fund manager Legg Mason. The newly launched Legg Mason Western Asset Global Bond Fund was rated ‘Recommended’, the Legg Mason Western Asset Macro Opportunities Fund ‘Recommended’, and the Legg Mason Brandywine Opportunistic

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