NEW YORK, Jan. 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- ClearBridge Investments today announced that Charlotte Walsh, CFA, has joined the firm as Director, Institutional Sales. She will report to Lori McEvoy, Head of Institutional Sales, out of ClearBridge's New York headquarters effective immediately. Ms. Walsh will be focused primarily on institutional consultant relations.
"Charlotte's deep-rooted institutional knowledge makes her the perfect hire to broaden ClearBridge's reach within the institutional consultant community. As central bank accommodation subsides and interest rates rise, we believe there is significant opportunity for our active strategies to add value. We are seeing greater institutional interest in ClearBridge," said Terrence Murphy, Chief Executive Officer of ClearBridge Investments. "As that interest grows, we have made a concerted effort to bolster the resources available to investment consultants and institutional clients. Charlotte's many years of industry experience make her a great fit for our firm."
Ms. Walsh started her career in the investment industry at Mercer Investments. Prior to joining ClearBridge, Ms. Walsh was a Consultant Relations Director at Putnam Investments in Boston, and has worked at a number of investment consulting and investment management firms in Chicago and New York, including Ranieri Partners, Allegiant Asset Management, Oppenheimer Capital and JPMorgan Asset Management. She also co-founded her own direct marketing firm for asset managers, Glen Point Partners, in 2009.
Ms. Walsh is a CFA® charterholder.
ClearBridge Investments is a leading global equity manager with $112 billion in assets under management (as of December 31, 2016). We are committed to delivering long-term results through active management, as we have for more than 50 years, and continue to offer investment solutions that emphasize differentiated, bottom-up stock selection to move our clients forward. Owned by Legg Mason, ClearBridge operates with investment independence from headquarters in New York and offices in Baltimore, London, Wilmington and San Francisco.
About Legg Mason
Legg Mason is a global asset management firm with assets under management of $710 billion as of December 31, 2016. The Company provides active asset management in many major investment centers throughout the world. Legg Mason is headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, and its common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: LM).
SOURCE ClearBridge Investments