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, 2019. 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 Opportunistic Fixed Income Composite has been examined for the periods January 1, 1998 through June 30, 2019. 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 Opportunistic Fixed Income Composite (the Composite) Inception date: January 1, 1998. Creation date: January 15, 2002. The Composite includes all fully discretionary, fee-paying, actively managed Global Fixed Income accounts with no minimum market value and flexible country, yield and/or credit quality mandates. Approximately 90% of the holdings consist of debts of governments or related agencies of developed countries with the remaining 10% in debts of governments of emerging countries and corporate high yield opportunities in developed countries that Brandywine believes are going to substantially increase in value due to improving fundamental factors that affect their valuation. The portfolios are typically invested in securities from 10 - 20 different countries.
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 December 2016, the secondary benchmark was changed from 90% FTSE WGBI / 5% BofA ML High Yield / 5% JPM EMBI+ to the Barclays Global Aggregate. The FTSE World Government Bond Index measures the performance of developed countries' global fixed income markets invested in debt issues of U.S. and non-U.S. governmental entities. The Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggregate provides a broad-based measure of the global investment-grade fixed income markets by including agencies, corporates and asset backed issues. 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. Prior to July 1, 2007, portfolios were included in the Composite beginning with the first full quarter of performance through the last full quarter of performance. After July 1, 2007, portfolios are included in the Composite beginning with the first full month of performance through the last full month of performance. Composite returns are reported on quarterly 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. Net of fee returns reflect the deduction of trading expenses and the highest investment management fees charged within the composite membership as stated in the fee schedule below. 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. Institutional Client Separate Account Management Fee Schedule (minimum initial investment: $75 million): 0.450% on the first $75 million; and 0.350% on any portion of assets in excess of $75 million. Institutional Client Commingled Account Management Investment Trust Fee Schedule (minimum initial investment: $5 million): 0.450% on the first $50 million; 0.400% on the next $50 million, and 0.350% on any portion of the assets in excess of $100 million. 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.