Brandywine Global Investment Management, LLC Profile
Brandywine Global Investment Management is a private investment management company. The company can trace its history back to 1986 when it was incorporated as Brandywine Asset Management. Brandywine began with offering large and small cap domestic value strategies and expanded to fixed income and balanced strategies in 1992. The company continued to grow until it was acquired by Legg Mason in 1998, becoming a wholly owned by independent subsidiary of the company. The company’s $6 billion in assets has grown significantly to its amount today, and a variety of subsidiaries were created including Brandywine Global Investment Management (Asia) Pte. in 2003 and Global Investment Management (Europe) Limited in 2007, also changing its name to its current Brandywine Global Investment Management that year after relocating to its current headquarters in Cira Center, Philadelphia. The company focuses on value investing and has found that “value-style investing—whether in equity or fixed income markets, domestically or internationally—may provide excellent risk-adjusted returns over full investment cycles” through research and experience. Today the company has over $66 billion in total assets under management spread across over 2,000 accounts. Most of its assets are focused in fixed income, which alone makes up over three quarters of its assets, and the company also allocates assets in diversified value equity, large cap equity, absolute value equity, and multi asset equity, in order of decreasing portfolio allocation. The majority of Brandywine Global Investment Management’s clients are sub advisory companies, which alone makes up almost half of its total client base, and also includes employee benefits, government and municipal entities, public retirement, endowments and foundations, corporations, Taft-Hartley, and individual investors, in order of decreasing clientele. Some of the mutual funds that the company currently offers include the Global Opportunistic Fixed Income, Global High Yield, International Opportunistic Fixed Income (Non-U.S.), Global Opportunistic Absolute Return, and Dynamic Large Cap Value Equity Funds.