Legg Mason Global Value ADR Balanced Portfolios is designed to provide investors with a value-based, balanced strategy that seeks to provide long-term total return along with the potential stability and additional income that fixed income can provide. Comprised of 60% ClearBridge Global Value ADR Equity Portfolios and 40% Western Asset Gov/Corp Portfolios, the Portfolio offers a balanced approach to diversification.
The strategy seeks to:
- Outperform its blended benchmark of 60% MSCI World Index (Net) (USD) and 40% Bloomberg Barclays Intermediate Government/Credit Bond Index over 3-5 years
- Achieve long-term capital appreciation
- Utilize fixed income as an anchor to manage volatility in the overall portfolio, as well as provide preservation of principal
- 60% allocation to global companies with American Depositary Receipts (ADRs) listed on the major U.S. exchanges whose market capitalizations exceed $100 million and whose market prices are attractive in relation to their underlying fundamentals
- 40% allocation to U.S. government and corporate debt securities
We believe that:
- A globally focused total return portfolio – combined with the potential added stability of bonds – has the potential to outperform over the long term
- Solid risk-adjusted returns may be achieved by balancing upside participation in good markets, while trying to limit downside risk during difficult markets
Equity investment process
Fixed Income investment process
Universe of securities
Identify publicly traded U.S.-listed and ADR securities across 10 macro sectors in both developed and emerging markets, each with a market capitalization greater than $100 million and sufficient liquidity
Interest rate exposure/Duration weighting
Western Asset’s investment team comprehensively analyzes a variety of domestic and international macroeconomic factors to establish a duration target
Sell stocks below their normal valuation levels by employing a quantitative model that compares current valuations (as measured by price-to-earnings, price-to-book and price-to-cash flow ratios) to historical valuations
Term structure weighting
The Firm carefully employs strategies in an attempt to take advantage of changes in the yield curve’s shape and shifts in the relationship between short-, intermediate-, and long-maturity securities.
To eliminate stocks with negative characteristics and barriers to success. These factors could include a declining quality of financial characteristics, deteriorating industry conditions or competitive position, or a lack of confidence in company management
Western Asset believes that the value can be added to a portfolio by actively rotating among, and within, different sectors of the bond market. The investment team studies the fundamental factors that influence sector spread relationships
Use a comprehensive fundamental research process to understand the business of each company and focus on long-term value, rather than short-term price or earnings forecasts
Using a bottom-up process, the Firm seeks to identify companies that may add value to the portfolio
Construct the portfolio consisting of 50-90 holdings. Positions are weighted based upon upside potential, downside risk, our fundamental conviction, and the impact on diversification
Offer a reward/risk trade-off on new investments that are more favorable than that of the existing holdings, or essential steps toward a successful recovery fail to materialize (within the allotted 18-month timeframe), causing a fundamental change in the security’s upside potential
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
One of the world’s leading global fixed income managers. Founded in 1971, the firm is known for team management, proprietary research and long-term fundamental value approach.
Global investment manager with over 50 years of experience and long-tenured portfolio managers who seek to build income, high active share or low volatility portfolios.
Paul D. Ehrlichman
Managing Director, Head of Global Value Equity, Portfolio Manager
Sean M. Bogda, CFA
Managing Director, Portfolio Manager
Safa R. Muhtaseb, CFA
Managing Director, Portfolio Manager
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. The managers invest the portfolios primarily in ADRs, but may also make limited investments in U.S.-traded stocks of non-U.S. and U.S. companies engaged in significant non-U.S. business. These limited investments may include U.S.-traded stocks that result from the conversion of ADRs, as well as other U.S.-traded stocks. The portfolios' investments in non-U.S. companies may include companies in developed and emerging markets which involve risks in addition to those ordinarily associated with investing in U.S.-traded stocks, including the potentially negative effects of currency fluctuation, political and economic developments, foreign taxation and differences in audition and other financial standards. These risks are magnified in emerging markets. 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. 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. U.S. Treasuries are direct debt obligations issued and backed by the "full faith and credit" of the U.S. government. The U.S. government guarantees the principal and interest payments on U.S. Treasuries when the securities are held to maturity. Unlike U.S. Treasury securities, debt securities issued by the federal agencies and instrumentalities and related investments may or may not be backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. government. Even when the U.S. government guarantees principal and interest payments on securities, this guarantee does not apply to losses resulting from declines in the market value of these securities. Tapering of the Federal Reserve Board's quantitative easing program and a general rise in interest rates may lead to increased portfolio volatility.
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.
Legg Mason Global Value ADR Balanced Portfolios included in the composite have target allocations of 60% to the ClearBridge Global Value ADR strategy and 40% to the Western Asset Gov/Corp strategy. The Index Mix is comprised of 60% MSCI World (Net) and 40% Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Intermediate Govt/Credit, and is rebalanced monthly. Unlike the Index Mix, Legg Mason Global Value ADR Balanced Portfolios are not automatically rebalanced each month to their target 60%/40% allocations.
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.
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 associated with hedge funds, alternative investments and other risks, performance and other important information. Review this information carefully before you make any investment decision.