- Invests in a broad range of asset classes and investment styles using a multi-manager, "fund-of-funds" approach
- Offers multiple layers of risk management to help reduce the effects of market volatility on the portfolio
- Employs strategies that shift allocations to and from cash or cash-like investments in response to market conditions and guards against sudden drops in portfolio value
Meet Your managers
QS Investors is a quantitative asset manager that provides multi-asset class and global equity solutions. Their approach unites intellectual and academic precision with the power of data and technology in their quest to elevate the certainty of outcomes they deliver.
Meet Your Managers
Thomas Picciochi (industry since 1987) and Lisa Wang (industry since 2006) are the Portfolio Managers of your Fund.
QS Investors is a quantitative asset manager that provides multi-asset class and global equity solutions built on a deeper understanding of investment and human dynamics. They believe quantitative investing provides a better framework to be more creative when solving for client challenges. Their approach unites the intellectual and academic precision of science, engineering, mathematics, finance and investment expertise with the power of data and technology in their quest to elevate the certainty of the outcomes they deliver. Western Asset Management Company and QS Investors act as sub-advisers to your Fund.
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.
Thomas Picciochi, CAIA
Head of Multi-Asset Portfolio Management
Lisa Wang, CFA
What I Should Know
All investments involve risk, including possible loss of principal. Fixed income securities are subject to interest rate, credit, inflation, and reinvestment risk. As interest rates rise, the value of fixed income securities falls. In rapidly declining markets, significant losses will likely occur. Conversely, when markets are rapidly accelerating, market appreciation may not be fully realized due to the fund's more conservative allocation.
Equity securities are subject to price fluctuation and possible loss of principal. International investments are subject to special risks including currency fluctuations, social, economic and political uncertainties, which could increase volatility. These risks are magnified in emerging markets. Small- and mid-cap stocks involve greater risks and volatility than large-cap stocks. In addition to the fund's operating expenses, you will indirectly bear the operating expenses of the underlying funds. Each underlying fund may engage in active and frequent trading, resulting in higher portfolio turnover and transaction costs. Certain of the underlying funds may engage in short selling, which is a speculative strategy that involves special risks. Unlike the possible loss on a security that is purchased, there is no limit on the amount of loss on an appreciating security that is sold short. The model used to manage a fund's assets provides no assurance that the recommended allocation will either maximize returns or minimize risks. Derivatives, such as options and futures, can be illiquid, may disproportionately increase losses, and have a potentially large impact on fund performance. Please see the prospectus for more information.
Keep in mind, however, that because the Portfolio invests in other underlying funds, the managers may not be able to shift allocations in time to capture an immediate or sudden spike in the market. The Fund is a fund of funds and is subject to the risks of the underlying funds in which it invests.
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.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Past performance is no guarantee of future results. These portfolios are available as investment options under a variable annuity or variable life contract. Shares of the portfolios are offered only to insurance company separate accounts that fund certain variable annuity or life contracts. These portfolios may not be available in all states and may only be offered in certain variable products. Please refer to the prospectuses. Variable annuities are long-term, tax-deferred investment vehicles designed for retirement purposes. Gains from tax-deferred investments are taxable as ordinary income upon withdrawal. Withdrawals made prior to age 59 1/2 are subject to a 10% IRS penalty charge and/or surrender charges. Investments in a variable annuity are subject to market risks, including loss of principal. Guarantees are based on the claims-paying ability of the insurer.
VARIABLE ANNUITIES ARE SOLD BY PROSPECTUS ONLY. AN INVESTOR SHOULD CONSIDER THE INVESTMENT OBJECTIVES, RISKS, CHARGES AND EXPENSES OF THE INSURANCE CONTRACT AND THE UNDERLYING PORTFOLIO CAREFULLY BEFORE INVESTING. THE PROSPECTUSES CONTAIN THIS AND OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE INSURANCE CONTRACT AND THE UNDERLYING PORTFOLIO. FOR A FREE PROSPECTUS ON THE UNDERLYING PORTFOLIO, PLEASE CLICK ON THE PROSPECTUS LINK. AN INVESTOR SHOULD READ THE PROSPECTUSES CAREFULLY BEFORE INVESTING.
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FINANCIAL ADVISORS: Please note that not all share classes may be available for sale at your firm. Please call the Legg Mason Sales Desk 1-800-822-5544 or your Legg Mason Sales contact for more information.