- Strives to provide long-term capital appreciation by investing in equity and equity-related securities of foreign companies
- Takes a high conviction, flexible approach to invest across sectors, geographies and market capitalizations, seeking to manage risk on an absolute basis, without regard to any specific benchmark
- Focuses on finding companies that have a strong history of offering high and sustainable returns on invested capital over time
The International Unconstrained Equity Strategy is not measured against a benchmark. There is no benchmark available which appropriately reflects the strategy. The MSCI All-Country World Index ex US is used for reference only.
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Martin Currie builds global, stock-driven portfolios based on fundamental research, devoting all of its resources to delivering optimum investment outcomes and superior client relationships.
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Ken Hughes (industry since 1994) and Zehrid Osmani (industry since 1997) co-manage your Fund.
Martin Currie is an active equity specialist that builds global, stock-driven portfolios based on fundamental research, devoting all of its resources to delivering optimum investment outcomes and superior client relationships.
Legg Mason's unique structure provides you with access to this specialized expertise. We offer a powerful portfolio of solutions through our independent investment management firms.
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What I Should Know
Equity securities are subject to price fluctuation and possible loss of principal. Small- and mid-cap stocks involve greater risks and volatility than large-cap stocks. The fund may be significantly overweight to underweight certain companies, industries or market sectors, which may cause the fund's performance to be more sensitive to developments affecting those companies, industries or sectors. International investments are subject to special risks including currency fluctuations, as well as social, economic and political uncertainties, which could increase volatility. These risks are magnified in emerging markets. To the extent the fund focuses its investments in a single country or only a few countries in a particular geographic region, economic, political, regulatory or other conditions affecting such country or region may have a greater impact on fund performance relative to a more geographically diversified fund. Derivatives, such as options and futures, can be illiquid, may disproportionately increase losses and have a potentially large impact on Fund performance. In addition to the Fund's operating expenses, the Fund will indirectly bear the operating expenses of any underlying funds. The fund is classified as "non-diversified," which means it may invest a larger percentage of its assets in a smaller number of issuers than a diversified fund. To the extent the fund invests its assets in a smaller number of issuers, the fund will be more susceptible to negative events affecting those issuers than a diversified fund.
IMPORTANT PERFORMANCE INFORMATION: Performance shown represents past performance and is no guarantee of future results. Current performance may be higher or lower than the performance shown. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate so shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than the original cost. For performance data including the effects of sales charges, Class A and Class A2 shares reflect the deduction of a maximum front-end sales charge of 5.75%. Class C1 shares have no initial or CDSC charge, but are subject to a 12b-1 fee. One-year returns for Class C shares reflect a CDSC of 1.0%. Total returns assume the reinvestment of all distributions at net asset value and the deduction of all Fund expenses. Total return figures are based on the NAV per share applied to shareholder subscriptions and redemptions, which may differ from the NAV per share disclosed in Fund shareholder reports. Performance shown excluding sales charges would have been lower, if the applicable sales charge been reflected. Had fees not been waived in various periods performance would have been lower. All classes of shares may not be available to all investors or through all distribution channels.
Different minimums may apply to clients of certain service agents. See the Fund's prospectus for additional information.
An investor cannot invest directly in an index. Unmanaged index returns do not reflect any fees, expenses or sales charges.
Effective April 15, 2019, Class C shares became eligible for conversion to Class A shares, after the shares have been held for 10 years. Class C share performance shown has not been adjusted to reflect the conversion. Customers of certain Service Agents may be subject to different terms or conditions as set by their Service Agent, including non-conversion. Please refer to the Prospectus for more information, or contact your Service Agent directly.
Net Asset Value (NAV): An investment option’s net asset value (“NAV”) per unit or unit price is calculated by dividing the value of its net assets by the total number of units outstanding.
The Morningstar Rating™ for funds, or "star rating", is calculated for managed products (including mutual funds, variable annuity and variable life subaccounts, exchange-traded funds, closed-end funds, and separate accounts) with at least a three-year history, and subject to change monthly. Exchange-traded funds and open-ended mutual funds are considered a single population for comparative purposes. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product's monthly excess performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of products in each product category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. The weights are: 100% three-year rating for 36-59 months of total return, 60% five-year rating/40% three-year rating for 60-119 months of total returns, and 50% 10-year rating/30% five-year rating/20% three-year rating for 120 or more months of total return. While the 10-year overall star rating formula seems to give the most weight to the 10-year period, the most recent three-year period actually has the greatest impact because it is included in all three rating periods. Ratings do not take into account the effects of sales charges and loads. Morningstar Rating is for the specified share class only; other classes may have different performance characteristics.
**Gross expenses are the Fund's total annual operating expenses for the share class(es) shown. Net expenses for Class(es) A, I & IS reflect contractual fee waivers and/or reimbursements, where these reductions reduce the Fund's gross expenses, which cannot be terminated prior to Dec 31, 2020 without Board consent.
IMPORTANT HOLDINGS INFORMATION: Portfolio holdings are based on total portfolio, and are subject to change at any time. Holdings are provided for informational purposes only and should not be construed as a recommendation to purchase or sell any security. Any negative allocations or allocations in excess of 100% are primarily due to unsettled trade activities.
Derivatives, such as options and futures, which can be illiquid, may disproportionately increase losses and have a potentially large impact on Fund performance.
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.
When the value of a fund holding increases, the fund has an unrealized capital gain until the fund sells or otherwise disposes of the holding. Upon disposition of the appreciated holding, the fund realizes the gain. Under U.S. tax laws, during its taxable year, a fund must distribute all capital gains that it has realized from the disposition of fund holdings, net of realized losses, so the fund will not be subject to an entity level income tax.
Consequently, a fund’s capital gain distribution in a particular year is a result of the disposition of holdings that may have appreciated in value, perhaps during prior years when the fund’s returns were positive. To the extent that a fund has long-term capital gains that exceed current period and deferred short-term capital losses from a prior year, a fund may have distributable gains that will be distributed to shareholders. Such gains would be distributed to shareholders as a long-term capital gain distribution no matter how long the shareholder has owned shares in the mutual fund.
While the fund may itself gain or lose value over the course of a year, a capital gain distribution paid by the fund may not be indicative of current performance of the fund. The distributable amount of net capital gains are calculated under U.S. tax laws and are paid on a per-share basis to all investors who hold shares of the fund on the record date of the distribution. A shareholder must report the amount of net gains distributed to them on their income tax return regardless of when the gains or losses arose in the fund.
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