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Specialized Expertise

Legg Mason offers institutional investors a comprehensive array of active managers who rank among the industry leaders in their respective areas of specialization. We’re proud to work with a wide range of institutions, all with distinct needs and objectives. To serve each one most effectively, we’ve developed innovative and customized solutions that cover the spectrum of asset classes and strategies.

Our clients also have unique servicing requirements, so our dedicated account and sales executives act as an extension of the overall team — with an intimate understanding of clients’ strategic goals and the resources we can marshal to help achieve them.

Retirement Platforms

Leveraging Our Specialized Expertise

With approximately $25 billion in plan assets under management1, Legg Mason is a leading manager in the defined contribution world. We harness an uncommon range of expertise and resources on behalf of retirement platform providers, third-party administrators and DC advisors.

A deep team of highly knowledgeable professionals1

  • 10 dedicated home-office partners
  • 6 specialized DC Sales Directors
  • 57 Sales Directors with extensive financial advisor relationships
  • Product specialists and portfolio managers

Innovative investment solutions based on the collective insight and experience of our affiliate managers

  • Diversified lineup of investment options
  • Retirement-specific vehicles, including target-retirement funds
  • Collective Investment Funds
  • Robust product development

Intellectual capital via value-add programs and thought leadership

  • Suite of retirement-centric initiatives, including the comprehensive ACES (The Advisor Commitment to 401(k) Education and Service) program
  • Proprietary research and white papers

1As of June 30, 2010

Variable Annuity and Sub-Advisory

Leveraging Our Specialized Expertise

Legg Mason is a true standout when it comes to the management of insurance assets. Partnering with 19 of the top 20 variable annuity providers1, we’ve been entrusted with the management of over $28.4 billion in variable annuity/sub-advisory assets2. We deploy an a highly diverse range of expertise and resources to meet our clients’ needs.

A dedicated team of highly knowledgeable professionals

Innovative investment solutions based on the collective insight and experience of our affiliate managers

  • Robust variable investment trust lineup

Intellectual capital via value-add programs and thought leadership

  • Business-building strategies
  • Speakers
  • Research and white papers
  • Webcasts/multimedia

 

1Top 20 variable annuity providers as ranked by Strategic Insight as of February 2010

2As of March 31, 2010

Wealth Management

Leveraging Our Specialized Expertise

Registered investment advisors, trust companies and private banks turn to Legg Mason for next-generation investment strategies that respond to the changing needs of the marketplace. They rely on us for an unusually wide range of expertise and resources to help them provide their clients with innovative investment solutions.

Robust lineup of mutual funds and managed accounts covering all market capitalizations and styles

A deep team of highly knowledgeable professionals

  • Dedicated wealth management group since 2001
  • Product specialists and portfolio managers

Intellectual capital via value-add programs and thought leadership

  • Suite of practice-management initiatives
  • Proprietary research and white papers
  • Quarterly thought leadership newsletter

National Broker/Dealers and Independent Advisory Firms

Leveraging Our Specialized Expertise

Research analysts at broker/dealers and independent advisory firms look to Legg Mason as a source for cutting-edge investment strategies that adapt to the marketplace’s ever-changing demands. They appreciate the compelling expertise and resources we can assemble for investors and advisors.

Innovative investment solutions based on the collective insight and experience of our affiliate managers

  • Robust lineup of open- and closed-end funds, separately managed accounts and models across all market capitalizations and styles

A deep team of highly knowledgeable professionals1

  • 7 dedicated home-office partners, supported by a team of product specialists
  • 57 Sales Directors with extensive financial advisor relationships
  • Affiliate-specific portfolio specialists and portfolio managers

Intellectual capital via value-add programs and thought leadership

  • Proprietary research and white papers
  • Quarterly newsletter delivers market insights, performance attribution and product commentaries in one packaged solution.

1As of June 30, 2010

Consultants and Plan Sponsors

Leveraging Our Specialized Expertise

Legg Mason closely partners with consultants and plan sponsors. We bring each of these communities a high level of investment expertise, resources and creativity — just what they need to best serve plan participants.

Innovative investment solutions based on the collective insight and experience of our affiliate managers

  • Robust lineup of mutual funds, collective funds and separate accounts covering all market capitalizations and styles

A deep team of highly knowledgeable professionals

  • Single point of contact
  • Product specialists and portfolio managers

Proprietary research and white papers

Quarterly thought leadership newsletter

Contact Information

For more information on how you can tap into the specialized expertise of Legg Mason, please contact us:

Retirement Platforms 1-866-807-0886 - prompt 1

Variable Annuity and Sub-Advisory 1-866-807-0886 - prompt 2

Wealth Management 1-866-807-0886 - prompt 3

National Broker/Dealers and Independent Advisory Firms 1-866-807-0886 - prompt 4

Consultants and Plan Sponsors 1-866-807-0886 - prompt 5

All investments involve risk, including loss of principal. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Please see each investment's individual web page for specific details regarding investment objective, risks, performance and other important information. Review this information carefully before you make any investment decision.

Click here for additional term definitions. An investor cannot invest directly in an index. Unmanaged index returns do not reflect any fees, expenses or sales charges. Click here for Index Definitions.

Mutual Funds:
Investors should consider the fund's investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses carefully before investing. Find this and other information in each fund's prospectus or if available, summary prospectus on the product specific pages of this website. Read it carefully before investing.

An investment in a money market fund is neither insured nor guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government agency. Although a money market fund seeks to preserve the value of your investment at $1.00 per share, it is possible to lose money by investing in the fund.

Separately Managed Accounts (SMA):
Managed Accounts/Separately Managed Accounts (SMAs) are investment services provided by Legg Mason Private Portfolio Group, LLC (LMPPG), a federally registered investment adviser. Client portfolios are managed based on investment instructions or advice provided by one or more of the following Legg Mason-affiliated sub-advisers: ClearBridge Investments and Western Asset Management Company. Management is implemented by LMPPG, the designated sub-adviser or, in the case of certain programs, the program sponsor or its designee.

Closed-End Funds:
The Closed-End Funds are not sold or distributed by Legg Mason Investor Services, LLC ("LMIS") or any affiliate of Legg Mason, Inc. Unlike open-end funds, shares are not continually offered. Like other public companies, closed-end funds have a one-time initial public offering, and once their shares are first issued, are generally bought and sold through non-affiliated broker/dealers and trade on nationally recognized stock exchanges. Share prices will fluctuate with market conditions and, at the time of sale, may be worth more or less than your original investment. Shares of exchange-traded closed-end funds may trade at a discount or premium to their original offering price, and often trade at a discount to their net asset value. Net Asset Value (NAV) is total assets less total liabilities divided by the number of shares outstanding. Market Price, determined by supply and demand, is the price an investor purchases or sells the fund. Investment return, market price and net asset value will fluctuate with changes in market conditions. The Funds are subject to investment risks, including the possible loss of principal invested. Note that unlike other closed-end funds, Western Asset Middle Market Debt Fund is not publicly traded and is closed to new investors.

529 - Scholars Choice:
An investor should consider the Program's investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses before investing. The Program Disclosure Statement at scholars-choice.com, which contains more information, should be read carefully before investing. If an investor and/or an investor's beneficiary are not Colorado taxpayers, they should consider before investing whether their home states offer 529 plans that provide state tax and other benefits only available to state taxpayers investing in such plans.

Investments in the Scholars Choice College Savings Program are not insured by the FDIC or any other government agency and are not deposits or other obligations of any depository institution. Investments are not guaranteed by the State of Colorado, CollegeInvest, Legg Mason Global Asset Allocation, LLC, Legg Mason Investor Services, LLC, or Legg Mason, Inc. or its affiliates and are subject to investment risks, including loss of principal amount invested.

Scholars Choice® is a registered service mark of CollegeInvest. CollegeInvest and the CollegeInvest logo are registered trademarks. Administered and issued by CollegeInvest and the state of Colorado. Legg Mason Global Asset Allocation, LLC, Investment Manager. Legg Mason Investor Services, LLC is the primary distributor of interest in the Program. Legg Mason Global Asset Allocation, LLC, Batterymarch Financial Management, Inc., Brandywine Global Investment Management, LLC, ClearBridge Investments, LLC, Royce & Associates, LLC, Western Asset Management Company, and Legg Mason Investor Services, LLC are Legg Mason, Inc. affiliates. Thornburg Investment Management, Inc. is not affiliated with Legg Mason, Inc.

INVESTMENT PRODUCTS: NOT FDIC INSURED | NO BANK GUARANTEE | MAY LOSE VALUE

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