Risk Management is integral to the investment process at ClearBridge Investments. Our Risk Management team's mandate is to provide business support, independent risk oversight, and management of both investment and business risk.
ClearBridge's approach to risk management is grounded in maintaining a risk-aware culture throughout the firm, which we believe is the foundation of a successful risk management program. The team's structure is based on three organizing principles: independence, flexibility and clarity.
Reporting directly to the President allows for independent oversight of our products and processes, timely escalation of potential issues to senior management, and helps ensure that a risk-aware culture is a priority for the entire firm.
The ability to respond dynamically to changing business needs and rapidly shifting market conditions is a key element of our program.
We believe that the clear definition of roles and responsibilities in managing risk is an important aspect of a risk-aware culture and leads to better process flow, improved communication between teams, and permits the leveraging of expertise across the firm.