ClearBridge All Cap Growth Portfolios

Investment Overview

ClearBridge All Cap Growth Portfolios (ACG) seeks long-term capital appreciation through investment in large-, mid-, and small- capitalization stocks that have the potential for above average long-term earnings and/or cash flow growth.

Investment Philosophy

We believe that:

  • Competitive returns may be achieved by investing in a diversified portfolio of large-, medium-, and small-capitalization stocks that have the potential for above-average long-term growth and returns.
  • An intensive, bottom-up investment process can help find inefficiently priced companies with strong fundamentals, incentive-driven management teams, dominant positions in niche markets, and/or goods and services customers are practically compelled to use.
  • Consistency in our investment process, research, performance and client service is the key to excellence.

Portfolio Positioning

  • Core growth option, which can be complemented by other investments or asset classes for further diversification.
  • Designed for investors looking for a growth portfolio that invests across multiple market capitalizations with a buy-and-hold strategy. This strategy does not force buy or sell decisions based on market capitalization. The potential result may be reduced portfolio turnover over time.

Key Differentiators

  • The strategy combines the expertise of four seasoned portfolio managers.
  • High-conviction stock selection that offers potential for growth across market cycles.
  • Portfolio managers evaluate each position daily and may decide to invest portfolios gradually or all at once based on market conditions, valuations and/or factors they consider to be relevant.

ACG portfolios invest primarily in large-capitalization stocks, investing much smaller portions of the portfolios in small- and mid-capitalization company stocks.

Market, security and/or other investment considerations may result in higher turnover from time to time. Also, all capitalization ranges will not necessarily be represented in an individual account.

Diversification does not guarantee a profit or protect against a loss.

There is no guarantee that the Portfolio's objectives will be met.



Idea generation

Identify companies with strong business models, capital structures and management teams, generally with market capitalizations of $3 billion or greater.

Fundamental analysis

Determine valuation considering the size of a business’s addressable market, free cash flow yield, P/E, EV/Sales, PEG Ratio. Identify key risks and potential downside.

Portfolio construction

Actively select investments across the growth spectrum, allocated into three growth buckets (Cyclical, Stable and Select) with distinct risk/return characteristics. Managers are willing to pay a premium for companies with sustainable growth characteristics and superior ROIC.

Risk management/Evaluation discipline

Understand security level and portfolio level risks. Actively review investment rationales, position sizes and diversification metrics.

The investment process may change over time. The characteristics set forth above are intended as a general illustration of some of the criteria the strategy team considers in selecting securities for client portfolios. There is no guarantee investment objectives will be achieved.



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.

Evan Bauman

Managing Director, Portfolio Manager

Peter Bourbeau

Managing Director, Portfolio Manager

Richard Freeman

Managing Director, Portfolio Manager

Margaret Vitrano

Managing Director, Portfolio Manager

Active share is a measure of the percentage of stock holdings in a manager's portfolio that differs from the benchmark index.

To find out more about the ClearBridge All Cap Growth Portfolios, talk to your financial advisor.

What I Should Know
Before Investing

All investments involve risk, including loss of principal and there is no guarantee that investment objectives will be met.  In addition to investments in large-capitalization companies, investments may be made in speculative and/or small-cap and mid-cap companies which involve a higher degree of risk and volatility than investments in larger, more established companies. In addition, because the investments may be concentrated in a limited number of industries and companies, the portfolios may involve heightened risk.  While most investments are in U.S. companies, investments may also be made in ADRs and other securities of non-U.S. companies in developed and emerging markets which involve risks in addition to those ordinarily associated with investing in domestic securities, including the potentially negative effects of currency fluctuation, political and economic developments, foreign taxation and differences in auditing and other financial standards. These risks are magnified in emerging markets. 


The performance shown is final and was updated on February 3, 2021.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Management and performance of individual accounts may vary for reasons that include the existence of different implementation practices and model requirements in different investment programs.

Pure Gross performance shown does not reflect the deduction of investment management fees and certain transaction costs, which will reduce portfolio performance. Net performance includes the deduction of a 3% annual wrap fee for equity and balanced portfolios and a 1.5% annual wrap fee for fixed income portfolios. These deducted fees amounts are the maximum anticipated wrap fees. Actual fees may vary. For fee schedules, contact your financial professional or, if you enter into an agreement directly with Legg Mason Private Portfolio Group, LLC ("LMPPG"), refer to LMPPG's Form ADV disclosure document. Returns reflect the reinvestment of dividends and other earnings.

An investor cannot invest directly in an index. Unmanaged index returns do not reflect any fees, expenses or sales charges. 

Please see GIPS® endnotes for important additional information regarding the portfolio performance shown and for effects of fees. 

Performance Source: Franklin Resources, Inc.

Hypothetical growth of dollars: For illustrative purposes only. Assumes no withdrawals or contributions. The performance results shown were calculated assuming reinvestment of dividends and income and take into account both realized and unrealized capital gains and losses.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Separately Managed Accounts (SMAs) are investment services provided by Legg Mason Private Portfolio Group, LLC (LMPPG), a federally registered investment adviser. Client portfolios are managed based on investment instructions or advice provided by one or more of the following Franklin Resources, Inc affiliated sub-advisers: ClearBridge Investments, LLC. Management is implemented by LMPPG, the designated sub-adviser or, in the case of certain programs, the program sponsor or its designee.

Professional money management may not be suitable for all investors. Factual information relating to the securities discussed was obtained from sources believed to be reliable, but there can be no guarantee as to its accuracy. It should not be assumed that investments made in the future will be profitable or will equal the performance of the securities discussed in the material.


Portfolio characteristics (Source: FactSet)

Source: FactSet. Portfolio characteristics are based on a model portfolio, not an actual client account. The model portfolio is a hypothetical portfolio whereby the portfolio characteristics are based on simulated trading and account activity of a client account invested in this strategy. The model portfolio assumes no withdrawals, contributions or client-imposed restrictions.

Portfolio characteristics of individual client accounts may differ from those of the model portfolio as a result of account size, client-imposed restrictions, the timing of client investments, market conditions, contributions, withdrawals and other factors. 

ClearBridge All Cap Growth SMA GIPS® Endnotes Strategy Inception Date: July 1996. Composite Creation Date: June 2008. Reporting Currency: USD.
Total Return (Net, %)
Total Return (*Pure Gross, %)
Benchmark Return
% of Bundled Fee Portfolios in the Composite
3 Yr.
St. Dev. (%)
3 Yr.
St. Dev. (%)
Composite Assets at End of Period (USD million)
Percentage of Firm Assets
Firm Assets at End of Period (USD million)
2019 26.94 30.68 35.85 2,282 100 0.64 13.64 13.38 2,187.7 1.7 128,740.4
2018 -5.62 -2.77 -2.12 2,357 100 0.47 12.78 12.47 1,836.5 1.7 106,083.4
2017 20.21 23.76 29.59 2,180 100 0.43 11.67 10.77 2,158.3 1.8 119,187.1
2016 5.86 9.03 7.39 2,076 100 0.53 12.54 11.50 1,823.4 1.8 100,936.9
2015 1.54 4.59 5.09 1,918 100 0.38 11.97 10.95 1,887.0 2.0 92,536.4
2014 11.84 15.16 12.44 1,751 100 0.32 10.94 9.87 1,937.9 1.9 100,721.5
2013 37.34 41.36
34.23 1,557 100 1.05 14.40 12.66 1,709.9 2.0 85,024.7
2012 18.42
15.21 7,533 100 0.69 18.02 16.21 1,278.2 2.3 54,624.3
2011 -3.49 -0.58 2.18 7,976 100 0.68 20.46 18.43 1,243.9 2.4 50,870.8
2010 15.16
18.58 17.64 8,995 100 0.88 n/a n/a 1,440.2 2.6 55,366.5

*Pure gross of fee returns do not reflect the deduction of any expenses, including transaction costs, and are presented as supplemental to the net of fee returns.

Compliance Statement:
ClearBridge Investments, LLC claims compliance with the Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS®) and has prepared and presented this report in compliance with the GIPS standards. ClearBridge Investments, LLC has been independently verified for the periods January 1, 1997 - December 31, 2018. The verification reports are available upon request.

Verification assesses whether (1) the firm has complied with all the composite construction requirements of the GIPS standards on a firm-wide basis and (2) the firm's policies and procedures are designed to calculate and present performance in compliance with the GIPS standards. Verification does not ensure the accuracy of any specific composite presentation.

Firm Information:
ClearBridge Investments, LLC ("ClearBridge") is a wholly owned subsidiary of Legg Mason, Inc. ("Legg Mason").  The investment advisory business now known as ClearBridge was registered in September 2005 to facilitate Legg Mason's acquisition of substantially all the equity asset management businesses known as Citigroup Asset Management.  These former businesses serve as the foundation of ClearBridge and its claim of GIPS compliance for institutional accounts through predecessor firms, effective as of January 1997.   In June 2008, ClearBridge combined this business with its retail business to form a single GIPS firm.   As of April 1, 2013 and January 1, 2016, ClearBridge's affiliates, Global Currents Investment Management, LLC, and ClearBridge, LLC, respectively, have become part of the ClearBridge GIPS firm.

Composite Information:
The ClearBridge All Cap Growth SMA composite consists of discretionary wrap accounts with an account minimum of US $25,000.  Accounts within the composite seek long-term capital appreciation by investing in a mix of large, mid and small capitalization stocks believed to have substantial growth potential.  The strategy is implemented by Legg Mason Private Portfolio Group, LLC (LMPPG).  LMPPG claims compliance with the Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS®).  LMPPG has been independently verified for the periods January 1, 2013 - December 31, 2018.  LMPPG is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Legg Mason, Inc and together with its sub-advisers, including ClearBridge, provides investment services primarily in investment programs sponsored by Sponsor Firms. To obtain a compliant presentation and/or the firm's list of composite descriptions, please contact  The main risks of this strategy are General Investment Risk, Industry and Issuer Concentration Risk, Small Cap Risk, Mid Cap Risk,High Volatil ity Risk, and Non-U.S. Investment Risk.

Input and Calculation Data:
The fee schedule currently in effect is 3.00% on all assets.  Net of fee composite returns are calculated by reducing each monthly composite pure gross rate of return by the highest "bundled" fee charged (3.00%) annually, prorated to a monthly ratio.  The "bundled" fee includes transaction costs, investment management, custodial, and other administrative fees.  Effective January 1, 2013, the number of portfolios reflects a change from prior periods due to an aggregation of accounts as reported by one sponsor.  As of January 2014, the internal dispersion of annual returns is measured by the asset-weighted standard deviation of portfolio returns included in the composite for the entire year.  For prior years, the equal-weighted standard deviation was used.  The composite employed a 10% significant cash flow policy which was discontinued in January 2012.  A list of composite descriptions is available upon request.  Policies for valuing portfolios, calculating performance, and preparing compliant presentations are available upon request.  Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results.

Benchmark Information:
The Russell 3000® Growth Index measures the performance of those Russell 3000 Index companies with higher price-to-book ratios and higher forecasted growth values.  Benchmark returns are not covered by the report of independent verifiers.

All investments involve risk, including loss of principal. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Please see each product’s webpage for specific details regarding investment objective, risks, performance and other important information. Review this information carefully before you make any investment decision.

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