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Dec 16, 2014, 09:00 ET

Legg Mason Affiliates Believe 2015 Should Provide Ample Opportunities In US And Global Markets - But The Details Will Matter

Looking back on 2014 as year-end approaches, and looking forward to 2015, the affiliates of global asset manager Legg Mason offer a diversity of...

Dec 16, 2014, 09:00 ET

Low U.S. Treasury Bond Returns Turning Fixed Income Investors' Eyes Overseas

 With U.S. Treasury bonds offering safety but low returns, many fixed income investors are turning to other markets in pursuit of greater...

Dec 11, 2014, 14:00 ET

Western Asset CIO Continues To Be Moderately Optimistic About Prospects For Global Economic Growth

 In his latest webcast on the prospects for worldwide fixed-income markets, S. Kenneth Leech, Chief Investment Officer of Western Asset...

Dec 10, 2014, 07:58 ET

Legg Mason Reports Assets Under Management and Flows For November 2014

 Legg Mason, Inc. (NYSE: LM) reported preliminary assets under management of $707.4 billion as of November 30, 2014.  This month's AUM...

Dec 08, 2014, 09:00 ET
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ClearBridge Investments Encouraged By Opportunities In Global Small Cap Equity Markets

In a Masterclass segment focused on international investing on Asset TV, Paul Ehrlichman, the head of Legg Mason affiliate ClearBridge Investment's...

Dec 04, 2014, 09:00 ET

Defined Benefit Pension Plans Must Manage Short-Term Risks

The first task of any long-term investor is to survive in the short term.  For a defined benefit (DB) pension plan to have a high probability...

Dec 02, 2014, 11:00 ET

Legg Mason Partners With Hand Benefits & Trust On 401(k) Roadmap Funds™

Legg Mason (NYSE:LM) today announced the launch of a new series of nine target retirement collective investment funds, the 401(k) Roadmap Funds...

Dec 01, 2014, 18:08 ET

Nelson Peltz Resigns From Legg Mason Board of Directors

Legg Mason, Inc. (NYSE: LM) today announced that Nelson Peltz, Chief Executive Officer and a founding partner of Trian Fund Management, L.P., has...

Nov 20, 2014, 12:04 ET

U.S. Economic Growth Moderate Yet Steady As Global Growth And Inflation Downshift

In a Market Commentary issued by Western Asset Management, a Legg Mason Affiliate, Chief Investment Officer Ken Leech expects continued U.S....

Nov 20, 2014, 09:00 ET

Value Opportunities In Today's Municipal Bond Markets Can Be Unearthed With Research

 Over the past year, municipal bond markets have experienced resurgences that have made them increasingly attractive to a broad range of...

Nov 20, 2014, 09:00 ET

Value Opportunities In Today's Municipal Bond Markets Can Be Unearthed With Research

 Over the past year, municipal bond markets have experienced resurgences that have made them increasingly attractive to a broad range of...

Nov 13, 2014, 07:58 ET

Legg Mason Reports Assets Under Management and Flows For October 2014

 Legg Mason, Inc. (NYSE: LM) reported preliminary assets under management of $719.5 billion as of October 31, 2014.  This month's AUM...

Nov 12, 2014, 09:00 ET

Where In The World Should Fixed Income Investors Search For Opportunity?

 With global economic recovery sluggish outside the U.S., and some European and Asian economies tottering, investors must be careful....

Nov 06, 2014, 11:00 ET

Legg Mason Announces Joseph A. Sullivan, Chairman & CEO, To Present At Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2014 Banking & Financial Services Conference

 Legg Mason, Inc. (NYSE: LM) today announced that Joseph A. Sullivan, Chairman & CEO is scheduled to speak at the Bank of America Merrill...

Oct 31, 2014, 06:58 ET

Legg Mason Reports Results for Second Fiscal Quarter 2015

Legg Mason, Inc. (NYSE: LM) today reported its operating results for the second fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2014.  The Company reported...

Oct 29, 2014, 09:00 ET

Fixed Income Opportunities Highlighted By Selected High Yield Sectors

 Fixed-income markets remain volatile: Europe is challenged, Brazil might struggle, and China is dealing with a potential property bubble....

Oct 28, 2014, 08:30 ET

Legg Mason Names Joseph A. Sullivan Chairman

The Board of Directors of Legg Mason, Inc. (NYSE: LM) announced that Joseph A. Sullivan, President and Chief Executive Officer, was elected...

Oct 23, 2014, 10:00 ET

Western Asset CIO Advocates For Unconstrained Fixed Income Investing

 Ken Leech, the renowned Chief Investment Officer of Legg Mason affiliate Western Asset Management, believes fixed income investors should be...

Oct 22, 2014, 09:00 ET

Chuck Royce Bullish In The Wake Of Recent Market Gyrations

 In an investor forum held by Legg Mason the day after the U.S. stock market's most recent "correction," one of the leading equity experts with...

Oct 20, 2014, 09:00 ET
Chicago Fed's National Financial Conditions Index (NFCI) provides a comprehensive weekly update on U.S. financial conditions in money markets, debt and equity markets, and the traditional and "shadow" banking systems.

Western Asset Portfolio Manager Sees Opportunity Even As Fed Begins Raising Rates

 Market watchers have come to believe the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank will soon start the process of raising interest rates.  Amid nods in...