Legg Mason adds 17 funds to UK’s IMA sectors
Legg Mason has added its $1bn Brandywine Global Fixed Income fund and 16 other offshore offerings to the IMA’s fund sectors for the first time.
The group said the inclusion of the funds will allow advisers to compare a selection of key Legg Mason strategies with UK equivalents on a like-for-like basis.
Legg Mason Brandywine Global Fixed Income and the $745 Legg Mason Western Asset Asian Opportunities fund have joined the IMA Global Bonds sector, and the group has also listed five different funds in the IMA North America sector.
Legg Mason said it will put forward other offshore funds for inclusion in due course.
“The ability to promote our offshore funds on an equal footing will be a significant benefit as we seek to raise awareness of strategies we believe will appeal to advisers seeking strong offerings from specialist managers across a number of key asset classes,” said Adam Gent (pictured), Legg Mason’s head of UK sales.
|Fund name||IMA sector|
|Legg Mason Batterymarch Emerging Markets Equity fund||Global Emerging Markets|
|Legg Mason Batterymarch European Equity fund||Europe inc UK|
|Legg Mason Brandywine Global Fixed Income fund||Global Bonds|
|Legg Mason Capital Management Growth fund||North America|
|Legg Mason ClearBridge US Aggressive Growth fund||North America|
|Legg Mason ClearBridge US Appreciation fund||North America|
|Legg Mason ClearBridge US Fundamental Value fund||North America|
|Legg Mason ClearBridge US Large Cap Growth fund||North America|
|Legg Mason GC Global Equity fund||Global Growth|
|Legg Mason LMHK China fund||China/Greater China|
|Legg Mason Royce European Smaller Companies fund||European Smaller Companies|
|Legg Mason Royce Global Smaller Companies fund||Global Growth|
|Legg Mason Royce US Small Cap Opportunity fund||North American Smaller Companies|
|Legg Mason Western Asset Asian Opportunities fund||Global Bonds|
|Legg Mason Western Asset Global High Yield fund||Global Bonds|
|Legg Mason Brandywine Global Opportunistic fund||Global Bonds|
|Legg Mason Capital Management Opportunity fund||North America|
Source: Legg Mason
This article first appeared in Investment Week