Fixed Income

Legg Mason Western Asset Australian Bond Fund

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Legg Mason Western Asset Australian Bond Fund
Investment Objective
The Fund aims to earn an after fee return in excess of the Benchmark over rolling three-year periods.
  • Actively managed Australian bond portfolio that invests across Australian government and semi-government bonds, corporate bonds and assetbacked securities
  • Adds value through multiple actively managed sources, including interest rate management (duration), yield curve positioning, sector and security selection
  • Strong focus on risk management through credit research, diversification of holdings and investment guidelines

  • Risks   

    It is important to understand that the value of the investments may go up and down, investment returns are not guaranteed and investors may lose some of their money. The appropriate level of risk for each person depends on a range of factors, including age, investment time frame and the investor’s risk tolerance.

    For more detailed information relating to the risks of the Fund, please refer to the relevant Product Disclosure Statement.

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  • Total net returns represent past performance only. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance. Returns of the Fund can be volatile and in some periods may be negative. The returns shown have been calculated using the net asset value of the Fund from one period to the next and are after fees and expenses. The return of capital is not guaranteed.

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Sector breakdown (%)

As of 30/04/2019
Corporate Investment Grade 41.29
Semi-Government 21.75
Government 18.38
Supranational 15.06
Mortgage and Asset Backed 2.42
Index-Linked 1.09

Credit quality breakdown (%)

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AAA 40.68
AA 28.76
A 23.03
BBB 7.53

Country of issue (%)

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Australia 68.70
Supranational 5.23
United States 5.14
Germany 4.60
Netherlands 2.50
Canada 2.27
South Korea 1.63
Switzerland 1.42
New Zealand 1.39
Norway 1.11
United Kingdom 1.09
Japan 0.73
Belgium 0.68
France 0.67
Sweden 0.55
Hong Kong 0.40
China 0.26
Finland 0.21
Singapore 0.19
Denmark 0.13
Cash & Cash Equivalents 1.09

  • Portfolio holdings and allocation breakdowns are subject to change at any time without notice. The information provided is provided for information purposes only and should not be considered a recommendation to purchase or sell any particular security in the industries shown. 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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Top 10 Holdings (%)

As of 30/04/2019
CGL 2.25PCT MATURING 21/05/202 2.2500% 2.56
AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT BOND 4.5 4.5000% Mat 04/21/2033 1.82
AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT 3.00PCT 3.0000% Mat 03/21/2047 1.72
AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT 3.75PCT 3.7500% Mat 04/21/2037 1.58
AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT 2.75% 21NOV2027 Mat 11/21/2027 1.46
AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT 3.25PCT 3.2500% Mat 04/21/2029 1.43
AUSTRALIAN GOVERNAMNT 4.75PCT 4.7500% Mat 04/21/2027 1.22
AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT 2.75% 21NOV2028 Mat 11/21/2028 1.17
QUEENSLAND TREASURY CORP 4.75P 4.7500% Mat 07/21/2025 1.14

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. The information provided is provided for information purposes only and should not be considered a recommendation to purchase or sell any particular security. Due to rounding totaled percentages may not equal 100%.

Qualitative & Quantitative Ratings
The Legg Mason Western Asset Australian Bond Fund received an overall rating of 5 stars out of 85 Bonds – Australia funds as of 30 April 2019.
The Morningstar Analyst Rating™ for Legg Mason Western Asset Australian Bond strategy is ‘Silver’ as at October 2018.

  • You should refer to respective research houses (and their disclaimers on this page) to obtain further information about the meaning of the rating and the rating scale. Ratings are only one factor to be taken into account when deciding whether to invest. Ratings are subject to change without notice and may not be regularly updated.  Ratings are current as at date(s) stated. 

  • Western Asset

    Western Asset Management is one of the world’s leading fixed-income managers. With a focus on long-term fundamental value investing that employs a top-down and bottom-up approach, the firm has nine offices around the globe and deep experience across the range of fixed-income sectors. Founded in 1971, Western Asset has been recognized for an approach emphasizing team management and intensive proprietary research, supported by robust risk management.

  • About Legg Mason

    Guided by a mission of Investing to Improve LivesTM, Legg Mason helps investors globally achieve better financial outcomes by expanding choice across investment strategies, vehicles and investor access through independent investment managers with diverse expertise in equity, fixed income, alternative and liquidity investments. Legg Mason has won the Fund Manager of the Year three times over the last four years in 2015, 2017 and 2018.

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  • Legg Mason Asset Management Australia Ltd (ABN 76 004 835 849 AFSL 240827) is part of the Global Legg Mason Inc. group. Any reference to Legg Mason Australia is a reference to Legg Mason Asset Management Australia Limited. Legg Mason Australia is the Responsible Entity of the Legg Mason Western Asset Australian Funds. Before making an investment decision you should read the Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) for the Fund carefully and you need to consider, with or without the assistance of a financial advisor, whether such an investment is appropriate in light of your particular investment needs, objectives and financial circumstances. The PDS is available and can be obtained by contacting Legg Mason Australia on 1800 679 541. This product has not been prepared to take into account the investment objectives, financial objectives or particular needs of any particular person. Neither Legg Mason Australia, nor any of its related parties guarantees any performance or the return of capital invested. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future performance. Investments are subject to risks, including, but not limited to, possible delays in payments and loss of income or capital invested. These opinions are subject to change without notice and do not constitute investment advice or recommendation.