Legg Mason Balanced Income W/ Munis Portfolios pursue an objective of long-term growth and high current income through a combination of asset allocation and fundamental security analysis. Legg Mason’s ClearBridge Investments subsidiary determines the portfolios’ allocations among equities, fixed income securities and cash equivalents and also selects equity investments for the portfolios. Fixed income investments are managed on the basis of investment instructions furnished by Western Asset.
The strategy seeks to:
- achieve long term capital growth. provide a high level of current income some of which is taxable and some of which is exempt from regular U.S. income tax
- combination of conservative capital growth and steady income can be achieved in a single portfolio by investing in high-quality, undervalued companies and high quality municipal securities
- blending top-down macroeconomic research with bottom-up fundamental analysis may enhance the portfolio’s overall return.
Define the investment universe
- Consider high-quality, tax-exempt municipal bonds best suited to client’s objectives
Determine portfolio position
- Determine interest-rate outlook by actively monitoring market and other data
Select securities and construct portfolio
- Select municipal bonds from well-known, active issuers whose bonds have good market access and a large number of market makers
- Actively manage the portfolio and adjust holdings as necessary to respond to changes in economic and market conditions and client’s profile
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.
meet your manager
One of the world’s leading global fixed income managers. Founded in 1971, the firm is known for team management and proprietary research, supported by robust risk management and a long-term fundamental value approach.
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.
Mark McAllister, CFA
Managing Director, Portfolio Manager
Peter Vanderlee, CFA
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.
What I Should Know
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. Fixed income securities are subject to illiquidity risk, which is the risk that securities may be difficult to sell at certain prices when no market participants are willing to purchase the securities at such prices. Fixed income securities are subject to interest rate and credit risk, which is a possibility that the issuer of a security will be unable to make interest payments and repay the principal on its debt. As interest rates rise, the price of fixed income securities falls. Investments may include ETFs representing U.S. securities markets, industry and market capitalization sectors, non-U.S. country and regional markets, and other types of non-U.S. markets and sectors. In addition, a client will bear a proportionate share of the separate fees and expensed incurred by any ETF in which the clients’ account is invested.
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.
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, and Western Asset Management Company. 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.
Holdings, sector weightings, market capitalization and portfolio characteristics are subject to change at any time and are based on a representative portfolio. Holdings, sector weightings, market capitalization and portfolio characteristics of individual client portfolios in the program may differ, sometimes significantly, from those shown. This information does not constitute, and should not be construed as, investment advice or recommendations with respect to the securities and sectors listed.
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*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.
Legg Mason Private Portfolio Group, LLC ("LMPPG") claims compliance with the Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS®) and has prepared and presented this report in compliance with the GIPS standards. Legg Mason Private Portfolio Group, LLC has been independently verified for the periods January 1, 2013 - December 31, 2017. 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.
Legg Mason Private Portfolio Group, LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Legg Mason, Inc. LMPPG, together with their Subadvisers ClearBridge Investments, LLC ("ClearBridge") and Western Asset, provides investment advisory services primarily in investment programs sponsored by Sponsor Firms. The investment advisory services LMPPG and the Subadvisers provide differ depending on the type of Sponsor Firm investment program in which a client participates. ClearBridge and Western Asset claim compliance with the Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS®) and have been independently verified through December 31, 2017. 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 composi te presentation. LMPPG has used a sub advisor for all periods presented.
The Legg Mason Balanced Income with Muni 70/30 composite consists of discretionary wrap accounts with an account minimum of US $25,000. The strategy seeks an objective of long-term growth and high current income through a combination of asset allocation and fundamental security analysis. The main risks of this strategy are General Investment Risk, Small Cap Risk, Mid Cap Risk, Credit Risk, Interest Rate Risk, Illiquidity Risk and Asset Allocation 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. 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. Data prior to January 2013 is not displayed because that data is non GIPS compliant. The three-year annualized ex-post standard deviation is not available prior to 2015 because the composite did not have 36 months of GIPS compliant data. 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.
The composite uses the following blended benchmark 70% Russell 1000® Value / 30% Bloomberg Barclays Municipal 5 Year which is rebalanced monthly.
The Russell 1000® Value Index measures the performance of the large-cap value segment of the U.S. equity universe.
The Bloomberg Barclays Municipal 5 Year is a capitalization weighted bond index intended to be representative of major municipal bonds of all quality ratings with an average maturity of approximately five years.
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.