Introducing the Investment Managers
Richard Booth is a Portfolio Manager and Research Analyst and has been with Western Asset since 1999. He has 25 years of industry experience and is a member of the Firm’s Global Investment Strategy Committee. As a mem-ber of the Global Portfolios team, Mr. Booth is responsible for the day-to-day management of global and global inflation-linked portfolios alongside the development and implementation of global investment strategy and is the lead Portfolio Manager for the Firm’s European strategies. Before joining the Firm, he was a Research Analyst at Foreign & Colonial Asset Management.Western Asset Management
Gordon Brown is Co-Head of Global Portfolios at Western Asset, and has 27 years of industry experience. As a member of the Global Portfolios Team and the Global Investment Strategy Committee, Gordon is responsible for the day-to-day management of global portfolios alongside the development and implementation of global investment strategy. He is also a member of the Global Multi-Sector Investment Team, Emerging Markets Team, and Un-constrained Asset Allocation Committee. Gordon joined the Firm in 2011 from Baillie Gifford & Co., where he was Senior Investment Manager in Emerging Market Rates and Currencies. Formerly, he served as Head of Global Fixed-Income in London at State Street Global Advisors, Senior Portfolio Manager at Commerz International Management, and Fixed-Income Analyst at Dunedin Fund Managers.Western Asset Management
The Fund intends to invest (directly or indirectly) at least 70% in non-Sterling denominated government and non-government fixed and variable interest rate securities.
The Fund may also invest in other transferable securities (for example, Sterling denominated fixed and variable interest rate securities), units in collective investment schemes, (including exchange traded funds and other schemes managed by the ACD or its associates) money market instruments, deposits, warrants, cash, near cash and deposits as detailed in the Prospectus.
Use may also be made of stock lending, temporary borrowing and cash holdings.
Derivatives may be used for both investment purposes and for efficient portfolio management.
Exchange rate fluctuations may cause the value of your investment to go down as well as up.