Mission and values

Legg Mason has served investors for over 110 years. Today as a pure global asset manager, we remain steadfast in our commitment to helping investors achieve their long-term financial goals.

Throughout our history, Legg Mason has developed a strong culture and sense of purpose that has guided generations of employees and helped us to succeed across market cycles. Integral to our success as a firm and to delivering value for our clients is our vision.

Our vision is to be a proven leader in global asset management by delivering specialized investment solutions that meet our clients' objectives and by rewarding our shareholders and employees.
  • Integrity

    We operate with a "no chalk" principle, respecting ethical boundaries and doing the right thing for our clients and each other

  • Collaboration

    We value partnership within and across our multi-manager business, and foster a diverse, supportive environment

  • Passion for results

    We focus relentlessly on service excellence and delivering performance that benefits our clients and shareholders

  • Empowerment

    We embrace an entrepreneurial spirit and drive innovation and new ideas

  • Commitment to our profession

    We pursue continuous learning to advance our investment management knowledge and lead the industry forward

Our guiding themes

Four core themes, all around understanding and meeting client needs, guide the management of Legg Mason’s distribution platform:

  • Client solutions orientation

    Drives how we think about product development, how we cover the intermediary channel and how we help intermediaries serve investors.

  • Data-based decisions

    Analysis of client, market and demographic data informs our approach to client segmentation and underpins our coverage model for serving distribution partners and clients.

  • Broad global footprint

    Investment and client service teams around the world allow us to leverage and syndicate the best ideas and practices, regardless of their origin.

  • Active partnership with Affiliate managers

    We collaborate with our asset managers throughout the sales process with transparency and accountability and utilize their expertise to most effectively serve our clients.