Zenith initiates coverage of the Legg Mason Martin Currie Global Long-Term Unconstrained Fund with a ‘Recommended’ rating

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The Legg Mason Martin Currie Global Long-Term Unconstrained Fund has received a ‘Recommended’ rating from Zenith Investment Partners. Launched in December 2015, the Fund is managed by the wholly owned Legg Mason affiliate Martin Currie and offers investors a concentrated, fundamental, quality growth styled international equities exposure. Zenith believes “The Fund is an attractive offering […]

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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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Legg Mason ethical funds approved by RIAA

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Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA) has approved two Legg Mason investment  funds – the Legg Mason Martin Currie Ethical Income Fund and the Legg Mason Martin Currie Ethical Values with Income Fund – as Certified Responsible Investments. RIAA is the peak industry body representing responsible, ethical and impact investors across Australia and New Zealand. Its Responsible Investment Certification […]

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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 Western Asset Macro Opportunities Bond Fund upgraded by Lonsec

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Leading research house Lonsec has upgraded its rating for the Legg Mason Western Asset Macro Opportunities Bond Fund (Fund) to “Recommended” and has reclassified the Fund to Lonsec’s Growth Alternatives sector, reflecting the economic leverage employed. This successful strategy which offers an absolute return fixed income solution has been available offshore for many years and […]

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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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