Rule 2a-7 of the Investment Company Act of 1940 provides that money market funds may not acquire any security other than a “weekly liquid asset” unless, immediately following such purchase, at least 30% of its total assets would be invested in weekly liquid assets. In addition, the Rule provides that taxable money market funds may not acquire any security other than a “daily liquid asset” unless, immediately following such purchase, at least 10% of its total assets would be invested in daily liquid assets.
Daily Liquid Assets include (i) cash; (ii) direct obligations of the U.S. Government; and (iii) securities that will mature or are subject to a demand feature that is exercisable and payable within one business Day. May include the effect of receivables from pending sales and payables from pending purchases.
Weekly Liquid Assets include (i) cash; (ii) direct obligations of the U.S. Government; (iii) U.S. Government securities issued by a person controlled or supervised by and acting as an instrumentality of the U.S. Government pursuant to authority granted by the U.S. Congress, that are issued at a discount to the principal amount to be repaid at maturity and have a remaining maturity of 60 days or less; and (iv) securities that will mature or are subject to a demand feature that is exercisable and payable within five business Days. May include the effect of receivables from pending sales and payables from pending purchases.
Shadow NAV is the market-based net asset value per share of a fund calculated based on current market factors, before applying the amortized cost method. The Funds do not use a market-based NAV for purchase and sale transactions in Fund shares.
- Seeks to provide liquidity and as high a level of current income as is consistent with the preservation of capital.
- Invests in a wide array of high-quality money market instruments, including bank obligations, commercial paper, asset-backed securities, structured investments, repurchase agreements and other short-term debt securities.
- These instruments may be issued or guaranteed by all types of issuers, including U.S. and foreign banks and other private issuers, the U.S. government or any of its agencies or instrumentalities, U.S. states and municipalities, or foreign governments.
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What I Should Know
You could lose money by investing in the Fund. Although the Fund seeks to preserve the value of your investment at $1.00 per share, it cannot guarantee it will do so. The Fund may impose a fee upon sale of your shares or may temporarily suspend your ability to sell shares if the Fund's liquidity falls below required minimums because of market conditions or other factors. An investment in the Fund is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government agency. The Fund’s sponsor has no legal obligation to provide financial support to the Fund, and you should not expect that the sponsor will provide financial support to the Fund at any time. The Fund's yield may be affected by changes in interest rates and changes in credit ratings. Please see the Fund's prospectus for additional fund specific risks.
IMPORTANT PERFORMANCE INFORMATION: The performance data quoted represents past performance, which is no guarantee of future results, and current performance may be higher or lower than the performance shown. Average annual total returns and calendar year returns assuming reinvestment of all distributions at net asset value and the deduction of all fund expenses. Performance would have been lower if fees had not been reimbursed or waived in various periods. Performance for other share classes will vary due to differences in sales charge structure and class expenses. All classes of shares are not available through all distribution channels.
The Current SEC 7-day yield represents net interest income generated by the investments for the past 7 days and assumes that the same income is generated each week over a 365-day period. The 7-day yield more closely reflects current fund earnings than does total returns. Yields for other share classes may vary due to differences in sales charge structure and class expenses. The Fund's yields reflect expense reimbursements or fee waivers, if any; absent these expense reimbursements and/or fee waivers, performance would have been lower.
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**Gross expenses are the Fund's total annual operating expenses for the share class(es) shown. Net expenses for Class(es) A reflect contractual fee waivers and/or reimbursements, where these reductions reduce the Fund's gross expenses, which cannot be terminated prior to Dec 31, 2019 without Board consent.
Weighted Average Maturity (WAM) is a weighted average of all the maturities of the securities held in a fund. WAM for money market funds can be used as a measure of sensitivity to interest rate changes. Generally, the longer the maturity, the greater the sensitivity. Weighted Average Life (WAL) is the weighted average of the life of the securities held in a fund or portfolio and can be used as a measure of sensitivity to changes in liquidity and/or credit risk. Generally, the higher the value, the greater the sensitivity. However, unlike WAM, WAL does not include interest rate resets in its calculation. Effective Maturity is a measure of a bond's maturity which takes into consideration the possibility that the issuer may call the bond before its maturity date.
IMPORTANT DISTRIBUTION INFORMATION: The fund's policy is to declare daily, and pay monthly, dividends from net investment income. Each day on which the fund declares a dividend distribution is ex date.
The per share distribution amounts presented above reflect the distribution rates that were paid to shareholders on the indicated payable dates. The character of distributions for certain funds may have been subsequently adjusted for tax purposes. Shareholders can determine which funds may have reclassified the tax character of distributions by visiting the Tax Center in Account Services. Information on reclassifications for distributions paid during the current calendar year will not be available until the first quarter of the following year.
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION: All investments involve risk, including loss of principal. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Please see each product’s web page 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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Legg Mason Partners Fund Advisor, LLC is the investment manager and Western Asset Management Company is the subadviser of the Fund and Portfolio. Legg Mason Investor Services, LLC, Legg Mason Partners Fund Advisor, LLC and Western Asset Management Company are subsidiaries of Legg Mason, Inc.