Manufacturing Our Own Information Advantage
At ClearBridge, we maintain a flexible approach to analysis, with a common focus on real economic returns and cash flow. Both Portfolio Managers and analysts are responsible for research. Because many of our Portfolio Managers have a background in fundamental analysis, they will typically conduct their own research in addition to what our analysts produce, including regular interaction with corporate management teams.
We believe that having a seasoned Portfolio Management team also leads to a more robust vetting process for our research that in turn, improves the overall quality of our information. Our firm's established presence, with strong relationships in the marketplace, can translate into significant corporate access and unique insights.