Fixed Income

Legg Mason Western Asset Macro Opportunities Bond Fund

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Fund Aim

The fund seeks to maximise total return, through capital appreciation and income by investing in a combination of investment grade and high yielding debt securities and financial derivative instruments.

Fund Managers

Prashant Chandran
S. Kenneth Leech
Legg Mason Western Asset Macro Opportunities Bond Fund

  • The value of investments and the income from them may go down as well as up and you may not get back the amount you originally invested. 


Calendar Year Performance (%)

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  • Return information presented is stated in U.S. Dollars and is calculated using the share class indicated above after all Fund operating expenses but before sales charges. The maximum sales charge for Class A Shares is 5.00% and 2.50% for Class E Shares. Class B Shares may be subject to a contingent deferred sales charge (“CDSC”) up to 5%, imposed on redemptions within the first five years after purchase. Class C Shares may be subject to a CDSC up to 1%, imposed on redemptions within the first year after purchase. Performance would have been lower if sales charges had been included. Investment return and principal value of an investment in the Fund will fluctuate, and shares may be worth more or less than their original cost when redeemed. Total return data is as of the date indicated and reflects the reinvestment of distributions. Performance statistics are for the share class indicated only; return figures and other data for other classes of shares will vary. Cumulative returns and returns of less than one year are not annualized. The performance data shown represents past performance and is no guarantee of future results. It is not possible to invest directly in an index and unmanaged index returns do not reflect any fees, expenses or sales charges.

    From 25 March 2019, the pricing of securities held in the Fund will use the mean (or mid) value of the bid and ask prices, to calculate the Fund’s Net Asset Values (“NAV”). The Fund previously used a bid price methodology for fixed income securities, and last traded price for equity securities.

    Total Expense Ratio (“TER”): The TER represents the Fund’s actual operating expenses over the past 12 months as of the date indicated. The TER includes investment management fees, custody and administration fees, shareholder service fees, and other expenses. For those share classes which have not been active for an entire year the TER presented is annualized. The Gross Expense ratio reflects the Fund’s actual total expenses incurred and do not reflect any fee waivers and/or expense reimbursements. The Net Expense is the Gross Expense less the advisory fee waivers and/or expense reimbursements. Net Expense reflects the expenses being charged to the fund or share class and reflected in the Net Asset Value. The fee waivers and/or expense reimbursements are voluntary and can be eliminated at any time.


  • Performance shown includes periods prior to the Fund’s inception date, reflecting performance of a predecessor fund with a substantially similar investment objective and policy and whose assets were transferred into this Fund on the date indicated above. The performance data should be used for illustrative purposes only, as performance prior to the inception date has not been adjusted to reflect the higher fees of the Fund.

Investment Risks

Fund Facts

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Fund codes

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  • Sharpe Ratio: A risk-adjusted measure, calculated using standard deviation and excess return to determine reward per unit of risk. The higher the sharpe ratio, the better the fund’s historical risk-adjusted performance. 
    Tracking Error: Dispersal of differences between the returns obtained by the Fund and the benchmark variation.
    Information Ratio: The ratio of annualized expected residual return to residual risk.
    Risk adjusted alpha: A measure of performance vs. a benchmark on a risk-adjusted basis. A positive alpha of 1.0 means the portfolio has outperformed its benchmark index by 1%. Correspondingly, a similar negative alpha would indicate an underperformance of 1%.
    Beta: Measures the sensitivity of the fund to the movements of its benchmark.
    R-Squared: Measures the strength of the linear relationship between the fund and its benchmark. R-Squared at 100 implies perfect linear relationship and zero implies no relationship exists.
    Standard Deviation: Measures the risk or volatility of an investment’s return over a particular time period; the greater the number, the greater the risk.

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Statistics

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Sector Allocation (%)

As of 31/12/2019
Non-US Dollar (gross exposure) 46.78
Emerging Markets 37.29
Investment Grade Credit 25.19
Peripheral Europe 8.16
High Yield Credit 5.74
MBS/ ABS 3.85
Municipal 0.50

Currency Exposure (%)

As of 31/12/2019
US Dollar 59.18
Russian Ruble 8.58
Brazilian Real 8.49
Mexican Peso 6.07
British Pound 3.79
Indonesian Rupiah 3.15
Indian Rupee 2.81
Swedish Krona 1.75
Japanese Yen 1.73
Colombian Peso 1.62
Australian Dollar 1.61
Euro 1.26
Egyptian Pound 1.07
South African Rand 0.94
Argentine Peso 0.85
China Offshore Renminbi 0.04
Chilean Peso 0.02
Chinese Yuan Renminbi 0.01
South Korean Won (2.97)

Credit Quality Breakdown (%)

As of 31/12/2019
AAA 12.71
AA 2.38
A 15.70
BBB 33.83
BB 12.35
B 3.34
CCC 1.46
Not Rated 0.68
Cash & Cash Equivalents 17.55

Country Allocation (%)

As of 31/12/2019
United States 32.31
Russia 9.15
Mexico 6.70
Indonesia 5.82
Brazil 5.35
United Kingdom 2.82
India 2.19
Japan 2.01
Italy 1.98
France 1.73
Argentina 1.52
South Africa 1.41
Netherlands 1.15
Switzerland 1.10
Egypt 0.98
Spain 0.82
United Arab Emirates 0.78
Australia 0.65
Belgium 0.53
China 0.48
Ecuador 0.45
Canada 0.39
Denmark 0.38
Open Ended Investment Companies 0.34
Israel 0.33
Colombia 0.29
Costa Rica 0.21
Luxembourg 0.19
Supranational 0.17
Ireland 0.12
Macau 0.10
Ghana 0.03
Germany (0.04)
Cash & Cash Equivalents 17.55

  • Portfolio characteristics are based on the total portfolio and are subject to change at any time. Portfolio characteristics are provided for informational purposes only and should not be deemed a recommendation to buy or sell any security or sector. Due to rounding totaled percentages may not equal 100%.

    A negative cash position may be apparent, which is primarily due to the Fund’s unsettled trade activity. This is a more concise approach to defining the cash position and it best represents sector exposures in the Fund.


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One of the world’s leading global fixed income managers. Founded in 1971, the firm is known for team management and proprietary research, supported by robust risk management and a long-term fundamental value approach.

Investment Risks

  • All investments involve risk, including the possible loss of principal.


Top 10 Holdings (%)

As of 31/12/2019
MEXICO ST 7.75% 11/13/42 4.73
UNITED STATES TREASURY INFLATI 1.0000% Mat 02/15/2049 3.51
RUSSIA GOVT BOND - OFZ 7.0500% Mat 01/19/2028 2.32
RUSSIAN F 8.15% 02/03/27 2.29
US TSY N 1.625% 11/26 Mat 11/30/2026 1.73
INDONESIA 8.25% 05/15/29 1.59
US TSY N/B 2.25% 08/15/49 1.48
RUSSIA GOVT BOND - OFZ 7.7000% Mat 03/16/2039 1.38
WACHOVIA CAP TRUST III 5.5698% Mat 12/29/2049 1.38

Detailed Holdings

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Par/Shares Securities description Market value % of investments Country Maturity Date Asset Type S&P Credit Quality Moodys Credit Quality

  • Portfolio holdings are subject to change at any time without notice. This information is provided for information purposes only and should not be construed as a recommendation to purchase or sell any security. The summation of the "Total Net assets %" may not equal 100%. Any difference is due to the portfolio's allocation to cash and cash equivalents.

    Derivatives, if any, such as options and futures, which can be illiquid, may disproportionately increase losses and have a potentially large impact on Fund performance.


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  • Distributions are not guaranteed and are subject to change.


    The Funds are a sub-fund of the Legg Mason Global Funds plc, an umbrella fund, with segregated liability between sub-funds, established as an open-ended investment company with variable capital and incorporated with limited liability under the laws of Ireland with registered number 278601. It qualifies, and is authorized in Ireland by the Central Bank of Ireland as an undertaking for collective investment in transferable securities.