Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Founded in 1986, Brandywine offers an array of equity, fixed income and balanced portfolios that invest in U.S. and global markets. Brandywine, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Legg Mason, Inc., believes that companies with the lowest stock prices relative to current earnings, book value and free cash flow provide superior returns over market cycles. They combine the proven success of value investing with an emphasis on buying leading companies with strong management, solid financial positions and favorable earnings prospects.
Brandywine’s fixed income philosophy is a value-driven, active, strategic approach. They believe that a client’s portfolio should be invested in markets offering significant value, as defined by above-average real interest rates. They seek to capture excess returns through strategic investment in countries, currencies, sectors and securities, rather than by maintaining minimum, core commitments, reflective of the benchmark. Their investment strategy concentrates on top-down analysis of macroeconomic conditions to determine where the most attractive valuations exist.
Brandywine serves as a sub-advisor to the following funds: