Legg Mason Western Asset Global Multi Strategy Fund

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About The Fund

Investment Aim

The Fund seeks to maximise total return through income and capital appreciation by investing primarily in debt securities across the major fixed-income sectors and that are listed or traded in developed and emerging market countries and the face value of which is in U.S. dollars, Japanese yen, pound sterling, euro and a variety of other currencies.

Performance Benchmark

There is no Fund Benchmark
Month-end NAV:
Class A Acc (USD):USD 156.21
Class A Dis (M)(USD):USD 96.15
Class A Dis (M)(SGD)(Hedged):SGD 0.991
Fund Size:USD 703 million
Number of Holdings:281
Current Yield^:5.92%
Weighted Average Life:7.21 years
Effective Duration4.20 years
^ Current yield (gross of expenses), is not representative for an individual share class as the yield does not deduct the Total Expense Ratio or any applicable taxes and other locally costs
All data are as of 30 April 2019

About the Investment Strategy

  • The Fund is invested across global fixed income markets, sectors and currencies in both developed and emerging market countries.
  • The Fund's allocation among fixed income sectors is actively managed with a focus on sectors such as 'investment grade' and high yield corporate bonds, government bonds, asset-backed securities, and mortgage-backed securities.
  • As value investors, Western Asset may focus on sectors and issuers that are undervalued or out-of-favour in the market but have the potential to outperform.
  • The Fund aims to maintain an average credit quality of A-/A3.

About the Investment Team

Founded in 1971, Western Asset has decades of experience and is now one of the world's largest managers of fixed income investments. Western Asset follows a team-focused approach comprising groups of specialists dedicated to all the major areas of the fixed income market. Its expertise extends globally across major bond markets.


The Fund may invest in certain types of derivatives for investment and / or efficient portfolio management purposes. Please refer to the prospectus for more information. Distributing Plus share classes may pay dividend out of capital.The payment of dividends out of capital effectively amounts to a return or withdrawal of an investor’s original capital investment or of capital gains attributable to that original investment. Such distribution will result in a corresponding immediate decrease in the Net Asset Value of these share classes.

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