US asset manager
Legg Mason is a US investment management firm with a focus on asset management and serves customers worldwide.
Legg Mason serves individual and institutional investors on six continents and has $7446bn in AUM (as of 30 June 2018). It uses a multi-manager business model, with each of the company's subsidiaries operating independently.
The company offers products in equities and fixed income, as well as domestic and international liquidity management and alternative investments. Created in 1970 through the acquisition of Mason & Co by Legg & Co to form Legg Mason & Co, it has since become the 20th largest asset manager in the world. Among its brands is Edinburgh-based equity specialist Martin Currie.
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The industry has been gripped by fears of an impending market correction for some time now and debating what could cause a pullback, but talk may have been premature as global equity markets continue to hit fresh record highs into the latter stages of...
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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe won a decisive victory in the snap election he called on 22 October.
Managing director and portfolio manager of Legg Mason's $840m ClearBridge US Large Cap Growth fund Peter Bourbeau has warned the biggest US stocks could suffer significant fallout if President Donald Trump fails to pass significant tax reforms, which...
The mega-cap FAANG (Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Google/Alphabet) stocks seem to be gathering strength and competitive dominance as they grow in size.
Spent six years at Legg Mason
Gary Herbert, manager of the Legg Mason IF Brandywine Global Income Optimiser Fund, explains how he identifies risk in fixed income markets and why US high yield is in favour.
The synchronised global recovery may have finally arrived, but that does not mean global bond investors are exempt from challenges in their search for income.
Legg Mason's Herbert: 'People think about margin of safety in the equity markets but perhaps not enough in fixed income'
Gary Herbert, manager of the Legg Mason IF Brandywine Global Income Optimiser Fund, explains the fund's investment process and why a margin of safety is as important in fixed income as it is in equity markets
With increased market volatility and the impact of global political events, Legg Mason's Gary Herbert explains why investors need to watch out for liquidity red flags in many areas of the fixed income market
Gary Herbert, portfolio manager at Legg Mason subsidiary Brandywine Global, explains his multi-sector approach to achieving value across different bond segments
Underperformed other developed markets
Having met a number of clients recently, it is interesting to observe that views are fairly consensual - significant bearishness on bonds (so significant as to encourage a contrarian to be long bonds?), nervousness about equities (although fully invested...
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Spent 20 years at JPMAM
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Over the past year, global bond markets have been buffeted by a storm of political and macro headlines: the pace and timing of US Federal Reserve rate hikes; Brexit; China slowdown concerns; Italian referendum; oil markets and key elections in Europe...
Risk of Abe resigning
Left Legg Mason last year after 35 years
Inflation to reach 2% by 2018
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