WESTERN ASSET

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Ahead of the 2023 Fund Manager of the Year Awards on 22 June, Money Management spoke to finalists of the Australian Fixed Income Fund of the Year....

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Solving today’s sustainability challenges will be funded by debt, writes Chris Dastoor, meaning it is worth investors considering ESG in their fixed income allocations. ...

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Investors should remain cautious about extrapolating short-term cyclical boosts into a presumption of a higher secular trend rate of growth or inflation, according to Wes...

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Western Asset is optimistic on Australian fixed income, favouring semi-government bonds despite the reduction in the cash rate as it believes “very easy” monetary conditi...

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Issues such as narrow sector issuance, currency issues and credit quality are starting to be addressed to allow the asset class to play a good role in portfolios, accordi...

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The banking industry’s low risk business model and balance sheet strength remain largely underestimated by the markets, according to Western Asset. ...

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According to Western Asset’s base case scenario outlook, investors should expect longer, U-shaped global economic recovery....

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Although emerging markets offer unique exposure to both COVID-19 and the oil price crash, Western Asset sees value in the higher quality part of the market....

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Franklin Templeton is to acquire Legg Mason in an all-cash deal for US$4.5 billion ($6.7 billion) to create a combined US $1.5 trillion asset manager....

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Legg Mason has announced that its Western Asset Australian Bond Fund has passed $1 billion in funds under management....

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Zenith Investment Partners has granted either ‘highly recommended’ and ‘recommended’ ratings to four of Legg Mason’s global fixed income funds....

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People & Products

Lonsec has awarded its highest rating to the BetaShares Legg Mason Australian Bond Fund which was launched in November last year....

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Legg Mason and BetaShares have together launched their third active exchange traded fund, and Australia’s first fixed income active ETF....

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Two Legg Mason global funds have been added to investment platform, Macquarie Wrap....

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The robust economy has continued to underpin Australian credit markets, which means there is no imminent threat to the current credit cycle, according to Western Asset....

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