Martin Currie Australia (formerly Legg Mason Australian Equities) is an Australian equities fund manager offering a focused range of specialist investment strategies to institutional, intermediated and private investors.
Following the announcement to the New York Stock Exchange in July 2014 regarding the acquisition of Martin Currie by Legg Mason, Martin Currie Australia is now delighted to be part of a global active equity specialist firm. This is an exciting and positive development as we combine our resources and know-how to deliver better outcomes for our clients.
Legg Mason acquires Martin Currie
The Legg Mason Australian Equities team will become part of Martin Currie.
The business now known as Martin Currie Australia has a history that dates back to 1954, when the merchant bank, Australia United Corporation, launched its balanced fund to Australian investors. Since then, the business has developed under various world-class brands, including JP Morgan, Citigroup and Legg Mason. The multiple-brand history is a positive and differentiating part of the firm’s fabric; Martin Currie Australia has been exposed, like few other fund managers, to a wide range of insights from different cultures and business models.
Martin Currie Australia seeks to:
In an asset class with a comprehensive choice of fund managers, Martin Currie Australia distinguishes itself with a range of competitive advantages that benefit clients, including:
We have a proud history of investing on behalf of Australian and international clients. Our client list includes government agencies; domestic and international institutions; dealer groups; family offices; charities; and retail platforms. Client loyalty, which is not often highlighted in the investment industry, is not easily acquired; it's typically earned through hard work and consistent investment performance over many years.
Martin Currie Australia is a division of Legg Mason Asset Management Australia Limited, whose ultimate company is Legg Mason, Inc.
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Martin Currie Australia
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