Brandywine Global Investment Management, LLC (the "Firm") is a wholly owned, independently operated, subsidiary of Legg Mason, Inc. Brandywine Global Investment Management, LLC claims compliance with the Global investment Performance Standards (GIPS®) and has prepared and presented this report in compliance with the GIPS standards. Brandywine Global Investment Management, LLC has been independently verified for the periods January 1, 1993 through June 30, 2018. Verification assesses whether (1) the firm has complied with all the composite construction requirements of the GIPS standards on a firm-wide basis and (2) the firm's policies and procedures are designed to calculate and present performance in compliance with the GIPS standards. The Global Unconstrained Fixed Income Composite has been examined for the periods July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2018. The verification and performance examination reports are available upon request. Policies for valuing portfolios, calculating performance, and preparing compliant presentations are available upon request. Disclosed total firm assets represent the total market value of all discretionary and nondiscretionary, fee-paying and non-fee-paying assets under the Firm's management. The Global Unconstrained Fixed Income Composite (the "Composite") Inception date: June 1, 2008. Creation date: June 1, 2012. The Composite includes all fully discretionary, fee-paying, actively managed Global Unconstrained Fixed Income accounts with limited client mandated restrictions. Portfolios are constructed by synthetically reproducing the alpha (independent of the beta) generated by the Firm's Global Opportunistic Fixed Income Strategy. The use of derivatives (currency forwards and futures) will increase risk in the strategy. Alpha can be synthetically reproduced based on securities held in the portfolio, or as an overlay on securities held by clients outside of the portfolio (Unfunded Notional Value). The Unfunded Notional Value (in millions) was $210.4 at Dec 31, 2010; $229.5 at Dec 31, 2009; and $350.9 at Dec 31, 2008. This Unfunded Notional value is used in the asset-weighted composite return, but is not included in the Composite Market Value. No Commercial Paper will be employed to implement the Composite's strategy. The Composite utilizes over-the-counter forward exchange rate contracts to manage its currency exposure, these contracts are valued daily using closing forward exchange rates. Brandywine Global uses WM/Reuters daily FX rates taken at 4 p.m. London time. Benchmark indices' exchange rates may vary from Brandywine's exchange rates periodically. Effective March 31, 2016, the composite was changed from "Global Opportunistic Absolute Return" to more accurately reflect the strategy's investable universe. The FTSE 3-Month U.S. Treasury Bill Index is comprised of a single issue purchased at the beginning of the month and held for a full month. Each month the index is rebalanced and the issue selected is the outstanding Treasury Bill that matures closest to, but not beyond 3 months from the rebalancing date. The U.S. 3-Month LIBOR Index represents the performance of the 3 Month London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) Fixing for U.S. Dollar. The rate is an average derived from the quotations provided by the banks determined by the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) Benchmark Administration. USD LIBOR is calculated on an ACT/360 basis. Preliminary data, if so noted, reflects unreconciled data for the most recent reporting period. Portfolios are valued daily on a trade date basis and include dividends and interest as well as all realized and unrealized capital gains and losses. Return calculations at the portfolio level are time-weighted to account for periodic contributions and withdrawals. Performance results are calculated on a before tax, total return basis. The Composite returns consist of size-weighted portfolio returns using beginning of period values to weight the portfolio returns. Monthly linking of interim performance results is used to calculate quarterly and annual returns. Composite's valuations and returns are computed in U.S. Dollars ("USD"). The results are presented in USD or in other currencies (to accommodate overseas investors), the latter by converting monthly USD returns into other currency returns using the appropriate currency exchange rate returns. Gross returns reflect the deduction of trading expenses. The net of fee return does not include a performance incentive fee; it's comprised solely of the base management fee. Composite dispersion is calculated using the asset-weighted standard deviation method for all portfolios that were in the Composite for the entire year. Composite dispersion is not presented for periods with five or fewer portfolios. The number of accounts and market values are as of the end of the period. The three-year annualized standard deviation measures the variability of the composite and the benchmark returns over the preceding 36-month period. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. A complete list describing the Firm's composites as well as any additional information regarding the Firm's policies for calculating and reporting performance results is available upon request. The Institutional Client Separate Account Management Fee Schedule (minimum initial investment: $75 million): 0.700% on the first $75 million; 0.650% on any portion of assets in excess of $75 million or a base fee of 0.20% plus 15.00% of performance in excess of the 3 month Treasury Bill (FTSE Index). Institutional Client Commingled Account Management Fee Schedule (minimum initial investment: $1 million): 0.650% Flat fee on all assets or a base fee of 0.20% plus 15.00% of performance in excess of the 3 month Treasury Bill (FTSE Index) Additional information on the Firm's fee schedule can be found in Form ADV Part 2A which is available upon request.
In rendering portfolio management services, Brandywine Global Investment Management, LLC may use the portfolio management services, research and other resources of its affiliates.
Characteristics, region and currency weightings are subject to change and should not be considered as investment recommendations. It should not be assumed that investment in the regions or currencies listed and account quality ratings or duration ranges were or will prove profitable, or that investment decisions we make in the future will be profitable. Region and currency weights, account quality ratings or duration ranges with regard to any particular client account may vary based on any investment restrictions applicable to the account.
International securities and ADRs may be subject to market/currency fluctuations, investment risks, and other risks involving foreign economic, political, monetary, taxation, auditing and/or legal factors. There may be additional risks associated with international investments. These risks are magnified in emerging markets. International investing may not be suitable for everyone.
Fixed income instruments are subject to credit risk and investment rate risk.
Ratings by S&P or another Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Organization.
Brandywine Global believes that transactions in any option, future, commodity, or other derivative product are not suitable for all persons, and that accordingly, clients should be aware of the risks involved in trading such instruments. There may be significant risks which should be considered prior to investing. Derivatives transactions may increase liquidity risk and introduce other significant risk factors of a complex character. All securities trading, whether in stocks, options or other investment vehicles, is speculative in nature and involves substantial risk of loss.
Indices are unmanaged and not available for direct investment.
This information should not be considered a solicitation or an offer to provide any Brandywine Global service in any jurisdiction where it would be unlawful to do so under the laws of that jurisdiction.
Returns are presented gross and net of management fees and include the reinvestment of all income. Gross returns presented do not reflect the deduction of investment advisory fees. A client's returns will be reduced by the advisory fee and other expenses incurred in the management of the account. Net of fee performance was calculated using the highest management fee as described in Part 2A of the firm's ADV, which is available upon request.
Please refer to our GIPS presentation, which includes performance footnotes, fee schedules, index descriptions and disclosures.
Past performance is no guarantee of future results.