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Richard Freeman

Managing Director, Portfolio Manager
40 Years experience
33 Years at ClearBridge

"A good aggressive growth company doesn't just seize new opportunities - it can also create them."

Richie co-manages the Aggressive Growth, Multi Cap Growth and All Cap Growth strategies and various Energy MLP Closed-End Funds. He is a member of the ClearBridge Investments Management Committee. He has been fascinated by the stock market since 1966, when at the age of 13 he would sit in a local brokerage firm after school and watch the ticker. Richie has 40 years of investment industry experience.

In 1983 Richie joined Shearson American Express, a predecessor organization, as co-manager of an aggressive growth mutual fund. He became a portfolio manager for ClearBridge Multi Cap Growth portfolios in 1991. His prior positions include vice president for trusts and investments at Chemical Bank and vice president of research at Drexel Burnham Lambert.

Richie received his BS in Accounting from Brooklyn College, and his MBA in Finance from New York University's Leonard N. Stern School of Business. Richie is a New York baseball enthusiast and enjoys playing golf in his spare time.


  • 40 years of investment industry experience
  • Joined a predecessor organization in 1983
  • Member of the ClearBridge Management Committee
  • Shearson American Express - Portfolio Manager of the Shearson Aggressive Growth Fund - 1983; Portfolio Manager of Mid/Small Capitalization Growth Portfolios - 1991
  • Chemical Bank - Vice President, Trusts and Investments
  • Drexel Burnham Lambert - Vice President, Research
  • MBA in Finance from New York University's Leonard N. Stern School of Business
  • BS in Accounting from Brooklyn College


  • Aggressive Growth Strategy
    January 2017 Commentary: With major indexes trading near all-time highs, we believe active stock selection and sector allocation are at a premium.
  • All Cap Growth Strategy
    4Q16 Commentary: A post-election rally has placed a greater emphasis on stock and sector selection.
  • Multi Cap Growth Strategy
    4Q16 Commentary: The quarter closed a period of optimism that has lifted stocks broadly and tempered our outlook.
  • Aggressive Growth Strategy
    4Q16 Commentary: A broad post-election rally has made us more selective in identifying attractive growth opportunities.
  • Aggressive Growth Strategy
    November 2016 Commentary: Ongoing cyclical rebounds in energy and technology drove monthly results.
  • Aggressive Growth Strategy
    October 2016 Commentary: Pre-election volatility weighed on the U.S. equity market.
  • Multi Cap Growth ESG Strategy
    3Q16 Commentary: Growing support for climate change proposals confirms the importance of environmental factors for companies.
  • All Cap Growth Strategy
    3Q16 Commentary: Volatility should continue to present buying opportunities in quality growth companies across the market.