ClearBridge Investments - Lead Sponsor
ClearBridge Investments is a leading global equity manager with $158.1 billion in assets under management (as of September 30, 2020). We are committed to delivering long-term results through authentic active management and offer investment solutions that emphasize differentiated, bottom-up stock selection to move our clients forward. Owned by Franklin Resources, ClearBridge operates with investment independence from headquarters in New York and offices in Baltimore, London, San Francisco, Sydney and Wilmington.
We believe authentic active management and high-conviction portfolios provide clients the best opportunities to earn superior investment results over the long term. Our active approach combines the market knowledge of long-tenured portfolio managers with the original research of a specialized group of sector and portfolio analysts and the deep diligence of a dedicated risk management team. The firm offers global strategies focused on three primary client objectives in our areas of proven expertise: high active share, income solutions and low volatility. We integrate ESG considerations into our fundamental research process across all strategies. As part of this integration, we assign ESG ratings to companies across our coverage universe and utilize those ratings to drive company engagement.