Legg Mason has been identifying investment opportunities and delivering successful portfolio solutions for over a century. Driven by our mission of ‘Investing to Improve LivesTM , we continually seek to enhance the quality of life of our clients and the communities in which we operate.
Today we manage over A$1 trillion1 globally across a full range of equities, fixed income, alternatives and multi-asset strategies. Listed on the New York Stock Exchange, we are headquartered in Baltimore USA and employ more than 3300 employees in 39 offices around the world, including Melbourne and Sydney.
Legg Mason is a highly differentiated business, owning nine dedicated asset management companies, each of which is a specialist in their respective field. These investment affiliates include world renowned businesses such as Western Asset, Brandywine Global, Martin Currie, Clarion Partners, EnTrustPermal and QS Investors that all manage funds tailored to Australian investors. Our affiliates are all active managers that focus on delivering superior investment returns.
Our business model purposefully enables our affiliates to focus on delivering investment excellence whilst Legg Mason, the parent company, provides the administration, distribution, regulatory, operational and client service capabilities required to meet our clients’ objectives in today’s fast paced world.
What We Do Makes a Difference for Our Clients
Legg Mason’s Australian business was established in 1954 and has earned a reputation as one of the country’s most highly acclaimed investment managers. The business was awarded the coveted Money Management/Lonsec Fund Manager of the Year in 2015, 2017 and 2018. Several of our affiliate managers have also won asset class and individual fund awards and many Legg Mason funds enjoy high ratings from independent research specialists.
More than ever before, investors need innovative and thoughtful solutions to navigate today’s complex global markets. We strive to help our clients expand beyond traditional strategies, meaningfully diversify their portfolios, mitigate risk and generate attractive investment returns to help them reach their goals.
Global Scale, Strong Local Presence
Legg Mason brings to clients the skills and investment insights of nine specialist investment affiliates, with expertise across asset classes and active investment styles.
1 As at 31 December 2018