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Macro Opportunities


The strategy is an unconstrained, global macro strategy that focuses on long-term value investing and active management of duration, yield curve and volatility. It does this primarily by identifying relative value among securities and sectors in global fixed-income markets.

Investment Vehicles

Performance as of March 31, 2022

Returns for periods greater than one year are annualized. Please see the Performance and Risk Disclosures for more detail.

Portfolio Characteristics as of March 31, 2022

Leverage None
Credit Quality BBB+
Effective Duration 6.62 years
Spread Duration 4.30 years
Yield-to-Worst 8.61%


Strategy AUM: Total Macro Opportunities Assets:
USD8.8 billion (as of March 31, 2022)
Benchmark: There is no benchmark available which appropriately reflects the strategy.
Inception Date: 01 Apr 12

Sector Allocation as of March 31, 2022

Sectors Portfolio (%)
IG Credit 29.1
HY Credit 10.0
Peripheral Europe3 0.2
Emerging Markets3 27.9
Foreign Exchange4 17.9
Municipals 0.4
Note: Sector allocation includes look-through to any underlying commingled vehicles if held. Data may not sum to total due to rounding.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: All investments involve risk including loss of principal. Past performance is not indicative of future investment results. This information is only for use by professional clients, eligible counterparties or qualified investors. It is not aimed at, or for use by, retail clients.
1 The information provided is supplemental to the Macro Opportunities Composite. Please see performance disclosure.
2 Western Asset believes that attribution is not a hard science, but rather a means of evaluating strategies to determine their relative impact on overall portfolio performance. The intent of the manager, therefore, is critical in the evaluation of different strategies, and the return attribution for any sector or strategy could be over or understated due to its inclusion in another component. Data will not sum to 100% due to the exclusion of government-related cash bonds/derivatives and cash/cash equivalents.
3 Emerging Markets and Peripheral Europe exposures are denominated in both USD and local currency. Local currency exposure is reflected in Foreign Exchange as well as in the Emerging Markets and Peripheral Europe sectors.
4Represents gross currency exposure.
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