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Legg Mason

Legg Mason has over a century of experience in identifying opportunities and delivering astute investment solutions. As of 30 June 2018 we manage over A$1 trillion across a broad mix of equities, fixed income, alternatives and multi-asset strategies. Listed on the New York Stock Exchange, our company is headquartered in Baltimore USA and employs more than 3300 employees in 39 offices around the world including both Melbourne and Sydney.

Legg Mason operates a highly differentiated business by owning nine dedicated asset management firms, each of which is a specialist in their respective field. These affiliated companies include world-renowned businesses such as Western Asset, Brandywine Global, Martin Currie and QS Investors who each manage funds tailored for the needs of Australian investors. Our business model is purposefully designed to enable the investment experts in each part of our group to focus on delivering investment excellence and then Legg Mason, as the parent company, provides the administration, distribution, regulatory, operational and client service capabilities required to help meet and exceed our clients’ total objectives.

Our Australian business was established in 1954 and has grown from strength to strength and has been awarded the Money Management/Lonsec ‘Fund Manager of the Year’ in 2018, 2017 and 2015.  Today Legg Mason Australia has earned a reputation as one of the country’s most highly acclaimed investment managers. Accolades include industry awards for several funds, many of which have received high ratings from independent research specialists.

More than ever before, investors need thoughtful solutions to navigate and profit from complex global markets. Our objective is to help our clients expand beyond traditional strategies to meaningfully diversify, mitigate volatility and generate attractive investment returns.  At Legg Mason, our overall mission is Investing to Improve LivesTM.  We are committed to this through all of our actions seeking to continually enhance the quality of life for all our constituents especially our clients and the communities in which we operate.

Visit www.leggmason.com.au to learn more.

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