David Hoffman started his career in 1979 at INA Capital Management. He then spent time working at Columbus Circle Investors and Hoffman Capital between 1983 and 1995 before joining Legg Mason in 1995. He is currently a managing director and lead portfolio manager on the Legg Mason Brandywine Global Fixed Income Fund. David is a CFA Charterholder.
Originally from Jeffersonville, Indiana, Jack McIntyre graduated from the University of Massachusetts, the New York University and Stern Graduate Business School and holds an MBA in Finance and International Business. Also a CFA Charterholder, he currently manages global long-only and absolute return bond funds at Legg Mason. Based in Philadelphia, outside of work Jack enjoys golf and shooting.
Stephen Smith is an economics and business graduate of Xavier University in the US city of Cincinnati. He began his career at First Pennsylvania Bank, where he was vice president and fixed income portfolio manager. Prior to joining Provident Capital Management in 1984, Stephen founded Munsch and Smith Management. At Provident, he served as senior vice president overseeing taxable fixed income, similar to a role he subsequently held at Mitchell Hutchins. In 1991, Stephen joined Brandywine as managing director and portfolio manager. Here, he adopts an active, top-down, value investment style over his range of global bond funds. Stephen uses real yield and currencies as the firm’s primary measures of value. Other factors he takes into account include macroeconomic trends and political risks, and both cash and derivatives are used for efficient portfolio management.
The Fund seeks to maximise total return, consisting of capital appreciation and income, by investing at least two-thirds of its Net Asset Value in debt securities that are listed or traded anywhere in the world, including Emerging Market Countries. At least 65% of the Fund's Net Asset Value will be invested in debt securities with an Investment Grade credit quality rating. The manager follows a value approach to investing and will concentrate investments in undervalued markets that the manager believes will provide the best opportunity for declining interest rates and a return to lower real rates over time.
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