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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Legg Mason has integrated eight Martin Currie equity funds into its ICVC fund range, in a move that brings all its subsidiaries under one umbrella in the UK.
Legg Mason chief executive Joe Sullivan has said Martin Currie is planning further hires as it begins to reposition following its acquisition by the US giant last year.
Mark Whitehead has left Sarasin & Partners to lead Martin Currie's rejigged equity income team.
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