- Seeks to invest in high-quality stocks with an attractive or improving dividend profile
- Seeks a combination of dividend income, dividend growth and long-term capital appreciation
- Uses fundamental analysis to select a diversified portfolio of companies with long histories of paying and raising dividends
Meet your managers
With a legacy dating back over 50 years, ClearBridge Investments is a leading global equity manager committed to delivering differentiated long-term results through authentic active management.
Meet Your Managers
John Baldi (industry since 1998), Michael Clarfeld, CFA (industry since 2000), Scott Glasser (industry since 1991), and Peter Vanderlee, CFA (industry since 1999) are co-managers of your portfolio and oversee the allocation between equity and fixed-income.
ClearBridge offers institutional and individual investors a variety of traditional and alternative equity strategies. With an investment heritage dating back over 50 years, ClearBridge offers distinctive manager insights and proprietary fundamental research.
Legg Mason's unique structure provides you with access to this specialized expertise. We offer a powerful portfolio of solutions through our independent investment management firms.
Managing Director, Senior Portfolio Analyst, Portfolio Manager
Michael Clarfeld, CFA
Managing Director, Portfolio Manager
Co-Chief Investment Officer, Managing Director, Portfolio Manager
Peter Vanderlee, CFA
Managing Director, Portfolio Manager
What I Should Know
Equity securities are subject to price fluctuation and possible loss of principal. Real estate investment trusts (REITs) are closely linked to the performance of the real estate markets. REITs are subject to illiquidity, credit and interest rate risks, and risks associated with small and mid-cap investments. Small- and mid-cap stocks involve greater risks and volatility than large-cap stocks. Short selling is a speculative strategy. Unlike the possible loss on a security that is purchased, there is no limit on the amount of loss on an appreciating security that is sold short. International investments are subject to special risks, including currency fluctuations and social, economic and political uncertainties, which could increase volatility. These risks are magnified in emerging markets. Derivatives, such as options and futures, can be illiquid, may disproportionately increase losses, and have a potentially large impact on Fund performance. Dividends may fluctuate and a company may reduce or eliminate its dividend at any time. Fixed-income securities involve interest rate, credit, inflation, and reinvestment risks; and possible loss of principal. As interest rates rise, the value of fixed-income securities falls.
IMPORTANT HOLDINGS INFORMATION: Portfolio holdings are based on total portfolio, and are subject to change at any time. Holdings are provided for informational purposes only and should not be construed as a recommendation to purchase or sell any security. Any negative allocations or allocations in excess of 100% are primarily due to unsettled trade activities.
Derivatives, such as options and futures, which can be illiquid, may disproportionately increase losses and have a potentially large impact on Fund performance.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Past performance is no guarantee of future results. These portfolios are available as investment options under a variable annuity or variable life contract. Shares of the portfolios are offered only to insurance company separate accounts that fund certain variable annuity or life contracts. These portfolios may not be available in all states and may only be offered in certain variable products. Please refer to the prospectuses. Variable annuities are long-term, tax-deferred investment vehicles designed for retirement purposes. Gains from tax-deferred investments are taxable as ordinary income upon withdrawal. Withdrawals made prior to age 59 1/2 are subject to a 10% IRS penalty charge and/or surrender charges. Investments in a variable annuity are subject to market risks, including loss of principal. Guarantees are based on the claims-paying ability of the insurer.
VARIABLE ANNUITIES ARE SOLD BY PROSPECTUS ONLY. AN INVESTOR SHOULD CONSIDER THE INVESTMENT OBJECTIVES, RISKS, CHARGES AND EXPENSES OF THE INSURANCE CONTRACT AND THE UNDERLYING PORTFOLIO CAREFULLY BEFORE INVESTING. THE PROSPECTUSES CONTAIN THIS AND OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE INSURANCE CONTRACT AND THE UNDERLYING PORTFOLIO. FOR A FREE PROSPECTUS ON THE UNDERLYING PORTFOLIO, PLEASE CLICK ON THE PROSPECTUS LINK. AN INVESTOR SHOULD READ THE PROSPECTUSES CAREFULLY BEFORE INVESTING.
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FINANCIAL ADVISORS: Please note that not all share classes may be available for sale at your firm. Please call the Legg Mason Sales Desk 1-800-822-5544 or your Legg Mason Sales contact for more information.