ClearBridge All Cap Value Portfolios

Investment Overview

The ClearBridge All Cap Value Portfolios -- headed by Sam Peters and Albert Grosman -- focus on large-, medium- and small-company stocks.


Investment objective

The strategy seeks: long-term capital growth. Current income is a secondary consideration.

Investment Philosophy

What we believe:

The stock market is a complex adaptive system

  • It dynamically aggregates the views of participants, providing assessments of investment value
  • As such, markets broadly adjust quickly to reflect new information, making it challenging for information-driven investment strategies to earn excess returns

Inefficiencies occur in markets

  • Inefficiencies occur, particularly when diversity of thought breaks down (e.g., investors panic or get greedy all at once), as well as when the time horizon extends beyond the market’s often myopic frame

To generate excess returns consistently, we must find and exploit these inefficiencies

  • We do this through an explicit analysis of market expectations, compared with the expectations we have developed through our review of the company’s economic returns, capital allocation and competitive strategy


Portfolio Positioning

  • Designed for investors seeking a value portfolio, with the ability to invest in all market capitalizations
  • Offers a long-term buy-and-hold strategy, which may reduce portfolio turnover

Key Differentiators


  • Repeatable, proprietary process designed to form explicit variant perceptions relative to expectations embedded in the stock price


  • Robust, frequent communication to surface diverse perspectives and to improve the questions we ask and the assumptions we make

Portfolio Construction

  • Diversification across industries, economic drivers and macroeconomic and quantitative factors to build a resilient portfolio that maximizes risk-adjusted returns and is able to outperform in a variety of market conditions

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

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.

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



Discovery: Diversity Breakdowns and Embedded Expectations

Look for diversity breakdowns:

  • High-level industry trends and competitive strategy
  • Quantitative screens covering multiple sources of return and risk

Embedded expectations for growth, returns and investment needs


Valuation: Probabilistic Analysis of Business Value and Variant Perception


  • Multiple analytical tools to understand drivers of business value

Probabilistic Approach:

  • Build scenario analysis and simulations to explore business value under different assumptions

Variant Perception:

  • Develop an explicit narrative of how investment case differs from embedded expectations

Systematic Updating:

  • Actively recalibrate model and probabilities based on new information


Portfolio Construction: Balance of Risk and Return

  • Bottom-up weighting decisions to maximize risk-adjusted potential return across industries, economic drivers of returns, as well as macroeconomic and quantitative factor exposures relative to strategy’s benchmark
  • Robust team discussions help avoid individual behavioral biases: overconfidence, anchoring, loss aversion, framing effects, confirmation bias

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.

Meet Your Managers

Sam Peters, CFA

Managing Director and Portfolio Manager

Albert Grosman

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 Value 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.  Investments may be made in small- and mid-cap companies, which involve a higher degree of risk and volatility than investments in large-cap companies.  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 managers may sometimes hold significant portions of portfolio assets in cash equivalents while waiting for buying opportunities. 


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: Legg Mason

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 Legg Mason-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 Value SMA GIPS® Endnotes Strategy Inception Date: January 1994. Composite Creation Date: June 2008. Reporting Currency: USD.
Period Total Return (Net, %)
Total Return (*Pure Gross, %)
Benchmark Return (%) Number
% of Bundled Fee Portfolios in the Composite
3 Yr.
St. Dev. (%)
3 Yr.
St. Dev. (%)
Total Composite Assets at End of Period (USD million)
Percentage of Firm Assets
Total Firm Assets at End of Period (USD million)
2018 -17.28 -14.76 -8.58 6 100 0.59 13.56 11.21 3.4 0.0 106,083.4
2017 14.59 17.99 13.19 364 100 0.46 12.61 10.48 495.5 0.4 119,187.1
2016 15.80 19.23 18.40 404 100 0.66 13.11 11.12 473.9 0.5 100,936.9
2015 -7.79 -5.01 -4.13 450 100 0.20 11.59 10.90 484.7 0.5 92,536.4
2014 6.06 9.22 12.70 486 100 0.22 10.12 9.49 651.4 0.6 100,721.5
2013 27.19 30.93 32.69 468 100 1.01 14.72 13.08 630.6 0.7 85,024.7
2012 11.52 14.83 17.55 3,027 100 0.44 18.16 16.03 528.0 1.0 54,624.3
2011 -8.71 -5.94 -0.10 3,265 100 0.34 21.16 21.34 559.1 1.1 50,870.8
2010 13.51 16.88 16.23 3,931 100 0.47 n/a n/a 699.6 1.3 55,366.5
2009 24.77 28.46 19.76 4,915 100 0.78 n/a n/a 735.2 1.4 53,522.7

*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 Value SMA composite consists of discretionary wrap accounts with an account minimum of US $25,000.  Accounts within the composite are primarily invested by applying value criteria to attempt to find the most inefficiently priced stocks in the small, mid and large capitalization sectors.  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 GeneralInvestm ent Risk, Small Cap Risk, Mid Cap 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® Value Index measures the performance of the broad value segment of the U.S. equity value universe.  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.