Legg Mason Global Funds plc (Dublin)

Fund Company

Legg Mason Global Funds plc (Dublin) - http://www.leggmason.co.uk
 
Legg Mason, Inc. is one of the world's largest asset managers, dedicated solely to managing money. With over 100 years of history Legg Mason has built up a strong heritage and now manages US$627 Billion (as at 31 May 2012) across global equity and fixed income markets.

Legg Mason's presence extends worldwide with offices based in the US, Canada, UK, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Spain, Poland, Australia, Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Chile and Brazil.

The most distinctive feature of Legg Mason is its specialised approach to managing money. It houses a selection of prestigious investment management businesses, each focusing on its own area of expertise.  These specialist investment managers include Legg Mason Capital Management, Western Asset, Royce & Associates, Brandywine Global Investment Management and Batterymarch Financial Management — each a wholly owned subsidiary of Legg Mason.


Investors with Legg Mason don't just have access to a single asset class or manager — they have access to a world of investment possibilities, where managers offer a wide variety of investment disciplines. And Legg Mason's position as one of the world's largest asset management firms, combined with its dedication to money management, provides it with the freedom, flexibility and focus necessary to pursue its goal — to be one of the leading asset managers in the world. 


  • Investment independence of Legg Mason's Investment Managers

Legg Mason's structure is carefully designed to provide diversity. Its specialist investment managers offer access to every major investment class around the world and operate with investment independence that allows them to focus on and excel at their unique competences. Together, they form a powerful combination of investment expertise.


  • Experienced portfolio management teams

Legg Mason’s investment managers consist of experienced portfolio management teams. They utilise proven processes and follow time-tested philosophies in their particular area of expertise to help them pursue performance across different market and economic conditions.


  • Global presence

The combined resources of these investment managers results in a global presence with investment teams — covering both equity and fixed income — which have recognised local and regional portfolio management expertise on-the-ground around the world.


Company

Fund Name

ISIN

Currency

Inception Date

Rating

Risk

Profile

Legg Mason Global Funds Plc (Dublin)

Legg Mason Gl Cap Mgm Value A Dis

IE0002270589

USD

23/03/1998

1

High

The fund’s objective is to achieve long-term capital appreciation by investing principally in securities of US Issuers, which the Investment Manager believes are undervalued. The Investment Manager follows a value discipline in selecting securities, and therefore seeks to purchase securities at large discounts to the Investment Manager's assessment of their intrinsic value. Intrinsic value, according to the Investment Manager, is the value of the issuer measured, to different extents depending on the type of company, on factors such as, but not limited to, the discounted value of its projected future free cash flows, the company's ability to earn returns on capital in excess of its cost of capital, private market values of similar companies, the value of its assets, and the costs to replicate the business.

Legg Mason Global Funds Plc (Dublin)

Legg Mason Ro Us Small/Cap Equity A

IE0031619046

USD

08/11/2002

2

High

The Fund seeks to achieve long-term capital appreciation by investing at least 70% of its Total Asset Value in a diversified portfolio of equity securities issued by small and micro-cap U.S. companies (market capitalizations of less than US$2.5 billion). The Sub-Investment Manager attempts to take advantage of what it believes are opportunistic situations for undervalued securities.

Legg Mason Global Funds Plc (Dublin)

Legg Mason Roy US Sm Op A EUR Cap

IE00B19Z4C24

EUR

12/07/2007

2

High

The Fund seeks to achieve long-term capital appreciation by investing at least 70% of its Total Asset Value in a diversified portfolio of equity securities issued by small and micro-cap U.S. companies (market capitalizations of less than US$2.5 billion). The Sub-Investment Manager attempts to take advantage of what it believes are opportunistic situations for undervalued securities.

Legg Mason Global Funds Plc (Dublin)

Legg Mason Battyrymarch Em Mkt Dis

IE00B241GW60

GBP

30/04/2008

2

High

The fund’s objective is to provide long-term capital appreciation. The Fund invests at all times at least 70 per cent of its Total Asset Value in equity securities (including common stocks and preferred shares) of companies whose seat, registered office or principal activities are in Emerging Market Countries and that are listed or traded on Regulated Markets, subject to applicable limitations established by such countries on investments by foreign investors.

Legg Mason Global Funds Plc (Dublin)

Legg Mason WA Asian Opps A EUR Cap

IE00B2Q1FK59

EUR

02/07/2008

3

High

The Fund’s investment objective is to maximise total return, through income and capital appreciation. The Fund invests at least 70 per cent of its Total Asset Value in debt securities issued by Asian issuers and in derivatives on Asian interest rates and currencies, which debt securities and derivatives are listed or traded on Regulated Markets.