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10 June 2020
The Fed Affirms Accommodative Policy
3:50
John Bellows was on CNBC’s Power Lunch discussing the Fed’s announcement that it will continue its bond purchases while also keeping interest rates low to support financial conditions and avoid medium-term risks to the financial outlook.
1 April 2020
The Fed’s Intervention and the Muni Market
3:08
Robert Amodeo was on Bloomberg TV to provide insight about the Federal Reserve’s (Fed) support for the municipal market and discuss how muni issuers are handling the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
1 April 2020
Credit Markets and COVID-19
7:52
Michael Buchanan was on Bloomberg Radio discussing the state of the credit markets and Western Asset’s investing approach following the initial shock of the COVID-19 pandemic.
18 March 2020
The Fed’s Fast Response
3:18
John Bellows was on CNBC’s Power Lunch discussing the speed and forcefulness of the Federal Reserve’s (Fed) policy reaction in response to the recent market turmoil related to COVID-19.
13 March 2020
Treasury Bonds and Market Volatility
2:06
Western Asset’s Michael Buchanan joined Bloomberg Real Yield to discuss the behavior of US Treasury bonds as market volatility spiked.
12 March 2020
Mortgages and the COVID-19 Crisis
4:21
Western Asset’s Harris Trifon was on Yahoo Finance to discuss the implications of historically low mortgage rates on refinancing and how mortgage bonds are holding up during this crisis.
28 February 2020
Market Expects Fed Reaction
2:24
Julien Scholnick, Western Asset Portfolio Manager, appeared on Yahoo Finance discussing the response of governments and the potential for a Federal Reserve (Fed) rate cut in reaction to the coronavirus/COVID-19 threat.
29 January 2020
The Fed’s Drive to Meet Its Mandates
2:26
John Bellows, Western Asset Portfolio Manager, was on CNBC discussing the motivations behind the Federal Reserve's (Fed) policy decisions. He asserted that while the Fed continues to evolve policy around its inflation goal, it must also fulfill its dual mandate to maintain maximum employment and keep prices stable.
27 January 2020
Market Shift on ESG?
5:50
Bonnie Wongtrakool, Western Asset’s Global Head of ESG Investments, explains on Yahoo Finance what ESG means in the fixed-income investment world. She weighs in on divestment from versus engagement with fossil fuel companies, and describes how Western Asset’s sector specialists make ESG decisions.
24 January 2020
Pros and Cons of Negative Interest Rates
5:23
Western Asset Portfolio Manager Mark Lindbloom weighs in with Bloomberg News on the function of, future of and the Fed’s possible position on negative interest rates. How have sub-zero rates affected reserves, and what does this mean for the bond market?
12 December 2019
The Risks of Below-Target Inflation
4:23
John Bellows, Western Asset Portfolio Manager, returned to Yahoo Finance after the Federal Reserve’s (Fed) last meeting to parse the language of its post-meeting statement and further examine its focus on inflation. John explains how the Fed arrived at its current target of 2% inflation and why the risks of below-target inflation are significant.
11 December 2019
The Fed’s Focus Is on Inflation
4:51
John Bellows, Western Asset Portfolio Manager, was on Bloomberg Markets ahead of the December Federal Reserve (Fed) meeting discussing the Fed’s rationale for rate policy. He highlighted the Fed’s increasing concern about the persistent problem of below-target inflation.
5 December 2019
Finding Value in Uncertain Times
4:38
Robert Abad, Western Asset Product Specialist, appeared on Yahoo Finance discussing the risks facing fixed-income investors, including social and political unrest, particularly in emerging markets. Robert stressed the importance of diversification and highlighted several areas for optimism in the global investment landscape.
30 October 2019
The Fed Cuts Again
17:55
Western Asset Portfolio Manager John Bellows was on CNBC's Power Lunch discussing why he believes the case for the Federal Reserve (Fed) rate cut is very straightforward, given slowing global growth and low inflation.
10 October 2019
ESG Thinking Has Evolved
3:36
Western Asset’s Head of ESG Investments, Bonnie Wongtrakool, appeared on Bloomberg to discuss investment opportunities within ESG, digging into third-party ratings and how ESG investment returns can vary across market conditions.
4 October 2019
Low Wage Growth Drags on Inflation
7:00
Western Asset Portfolio Manager John Bellows appeared on Yahoo Finance to discuss the September jobs report and what it means to central banks and the inflation outlook.
12 September 2019
ECB Cuts Rate, Explicitly Targets Inflation
4:28
John Bellows, Western Asset Portfolio Manager, appeared on Yahoo Finance’s “On the Move” to discuss the European Central Bank’s rate cut and its implications for Federal Reserve policy.
6 September 2019
Recession Fears Are Premature
3:22
John Bellows, Western Asset Portfolio Manager, appeared on CNBC’s Squawk Alley to weigh in on recent jobs and manufacturing data, recession speculation, and the significance of the Fed’s shifting outlook.
28 August 2019
We Watch Fundamentals Over Headlines
3:24
Bonnie Wongtrakool, Western Asset’s Head of ESG Investments, appeared on CNBC’s Squawk on the Street discussing the latest bond market news, including the inversion of the yield curve, recession risk and the abundance of negative-yielding debt worldwide.
22 August 2019
Fed Chair Powell to Clarify “Big Picture”
2:57
Western Asset Portfolio Manager John Bellows was on CNBC’s Power Lunch providing insight about what we can likely expect from Federal Reserve (Fed) Chair Jerome Powell’s remarks at this year’s Jackson Hole symposium.
31 July 2019
Fed Attempts to Re-Establish Inflation Credibility
5:38
John Bellows, Western Asset Portfolio Manager, appeared on Yahoo Finance just ahead of the Fed’s expected rate cut to discuss why the Fed is lowering rates for the first time since the 2008 financial crisis.
30 July 2019
2Q19 Earnings Stronger for US-Focused Firms
3:13
Bonnie Wongtrakool, Western Asset’s Head of ESG Investments, appeared on Bloomberg Daybreak Americas discussing the stark difference in 2Q earnings between companies generating revenues from within the US versus those with a more global focus, which are currently disadvantaged by trade risk. She also described the appeal of EM bonds given the current backdrop.
30 July 2019
Fed Preps Preventive Measures
4:23
Western Asset’s Bonnie Wongtrakool was on Bloomberg Daybreak Americas to provide the fixed-income investor’s perspective ahead of the Fed’s expected rate cut, commenting on inflation, earnings, consumer savings and the effect of technological efficiencies.
23 July 2019
No Recession in Our 2020 Outlook
6:53
Mike Buchanan, Western Asset Deputy CIO, was featured on Bloomberg Radio discussing his views on the global economy, Europe, emerging markets and today’s most attractive fixed-income sectors.
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The Fed Affirms Accommodative Policy  10 June 2020
John Bellows was on CNBC’s Power Lunch discussing the Fed’s announcement that it will continue its bond purchases while also keeping interest rates low to support financial conditions and avoid medium-term risks to the financial outlook.
3:50
The Fed’s Intervention and the Muni Market  1 April 2020
Robert Amodeo was on Bloomberg TV to provide insight about the Federal Reserve’s (Fed) support for the municipal market and discuss how muni issuers are handling the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
3:08
Credit Markets and COVID-19  1 April 2020
Michael Buchanan was on Bloomberg Radio discussing the state of the credit markets and Western Asset’s investing approach following the initial shock of the COVID-19 pandemic.
7:52
The Fed’s Fast Response  18 March 2020
John Bellows was on CNBC’s Power Lunch discussing the speed and forcefulness of the Federal Reserve’s (Fed) policy reaction in response to the recent market turmoil related to COVID-19.
3:18
Treasury Bonds and Market Volatility  13 March 2020
Western Asset’s Michael Buchanan joined Bloomberg Real Yield to discuss the behavior of US Treasury bonds as market volatility spiked.
2:06
Mortgages and the COVID-19 Crisis  12 March 2020
Western Asset’s Harris Trifon was on Yahoo Finance to discuss the implications of historically low mortgage rates on refinancing and how mortgage bonds are holding up during this crisis.
4:21
Market Expects Fed Reaction  28 February 2020
Julien Scholnick, Western Asset Portfolio Manager, appeared on Yahoo Finance discussing the response of governments and the potential for a Federal Reserve (Fed) rate cut in reaction to the coronavirus/COVID-19 threat.
2:24
The Fed’s Drive to Meet Its Mandates  29 January 2020
John Bellows, Western Asset Portfolio Manager, was on CNBC discussing the motivations behind the Federal Reserve's (Fed) policy decisions. He asserted that while the Fed continues to evolve policy around its inflation goal, it must also fulfill its dual mandate to maintain maximum employment and keep prices stable.
2:26
Market Shift on ESG?  27 January 2020
Bonnie Wongtrakool, Western Asset’s Global Head of ESG Investments, explains on Yahoo Finance what ESG means in the fixed-income investment world. She weighs in on divestment from versus engagement with fossil fuel companies, and describes how Western Asset’s sector specialists make ESG decisions.
5:50
Pros and Cons of Negative Interest Rates  24 January 2020
Western Asset Portfolio Manager Mark Lindbloom weighs in with Bloomberg News on the function of, future of and the Fed’s possible position on negative interest rates. How have sub-zero rates affected reserves, and what does this mean for the bond market?
5:23
The Risks of Below-Target Inflation  12 December 2019
John Bellows, Western Asset Portfolio Manager, returned to Yahoo Finance after the Federal Reserve’s (Fed) last meeting to parse the language of its post-meeting statement and further examine its focus on inflation. John explains how the Fed arrived at its current target of 2% inflation and why the risks of below-target inflation are significant.
4:23
The Fed’s Focus Is on Inflation  11 December 2019
John Bellows, Western Asset Portfolio Manager, was on Bloomberg Markets ahead of the December Federal Reserve (Fed) meeting discussing the Fed’s rationale for rate policy. He highlighted the Fed’s increasing concern about the persistent problem of below-target inflation.
4:51
Finding Value in Uncertain Times  5 December 2019
Robert Abad, Western Asset Product Specialist, appeared on Yahoo Finance discussing the risks facing fixed-income investors, including social and political unrest, particularly in emerging markets. Robert stressed the importance of diversification and highlighted several areas for optimism in the global investment landscape.
4:38
The Fed Cuts Again  30 October 2019
Western Asset Portfolio Manager John Bellows was on CNBC's Power Lunch discussing why he believes the case for the Federal Reserve (Fed) rate cut is very straightforward, given slowing global growth and low inflation.
17:55
ESG Thinking Has Evolved  10 October 2019
Western Asset’s Head of ESG Investments, Bonnie Wongtrakool, appeared on Bloomberg to discuss investment opportunities within ESG, digging into third-party ratings and how ESG investment returns can vary across market conditions.
3:36
Low Wage Growth Drags on Inflation  4 October 2019
Western Asset Portfolio Manager John Bellows appeared on Yahoo Finance to discuss the September jobs report and what it means to central banks and the inflation outlook.
7:00
ECB Cuts Rate, Explicitly Targets Inflation  12 September 2019
John Bellows, Western Asset Portfolio Manager, appeared on Yahoo Finance’s “On the Move” to discuss the European Central Bank’s rate cut and its implications for Federal Reserve policy.
4:28
Recession Fears Are Premature   6 September 2019
John Bellows, Western Asset Portfolio Manager, appeared on CNBC’s Squawk Alley to weigh in on recent jobs and manufacturing data, recession speculation, and the significance of the Fed’s shifting outlook.
3:22
We Watch Fundamentals Over Headlines  28 August 2019
Bonnie Wongtrakool, Western Asset’s Head of ESG Investments, appeared on CNBC’s Squawk on the Street discussing the latest bond market news, including the inversion of the yield curve, recession risk and the abundance of negative-yielding debt worldwide.
3:24
Fed Chair Powell to Clarify “Big Picture”  22 August 2019
Western Asset Portfolio Manager John Bellows was on CNBC’s Power Lunch providing insight about what we can likely expect from Federal Reserve (Fed) Chair Jerome Powell’s remarks at this year’s Jackson Hole symposium.
2:57
Fed Attempts to Re-Establish Inflation Credibility  31 July 2019
John Bellows, Western Asset Portfolio Manager, appeared on Yahoo Finance just ahead of the Fed’s expected rate cut to discuss why the Fed is lowering rates for the first time since the 2008 financial crisis.
5:38
2Q19 Earnings Stronger for US-Focused Firms  30 July 2019
Bonnie Wongtrakool, Western Asset’s Head of ESG Investments, appeared on Bloomberg Daybreak Americas discussing the stark difference in 2Q earnings between companies generating revenues from within the US versus those with a more global focus, which are currently disadvantaged by trade risk. She also described the appeal of EM bonds given the current backdrop.
3:13
Fed Preps Preventive Measures  30 July 2019
Western Asset’s Bonnie Wongtrakool was on Bloomberg Daybreak Americas to provide the fixed-income investor’s perspective ahead of the Fed’s expected rate cut, commenting on inflation, earnings, consumer savings and the effect of technological efficiencies.
4:23
No Recession in Our 2020 Outlook  23 July 2019
Mike Buchanan, Western Asset Deputy CIO, was featured on Bloomberg Radio discussing his views on the global economy, Europe, emerging markets and today’s most attractive fixed-income sectors.
6:53

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The opinions and views expressed in this video are as of 10 June 2020. Such opinions are subject to change and may differ from others in the Firm, or the Firm as a whole. This video is for informational purposes only and is not intended as an offer or solicitation with respect to the purchase or sale of any security or product. Statements in this video should not be considered investment advice and are not intended to be relied upon as a factual prediction or forecast of future events or performance or a guarantee of future results. Likewise, past results are not indicative of future investment results. Employees and/or clients of Western Asset Management may have a position in the securities mentioned.
The opinions and views expressed in this video are as of 1 April 2020. Such opinions are subject to change and may differ from others in the Firm, or the Firm as a whole. This video is for informational purposes only and is not intended as an offer or solicitation with respect to the purchase or sale of any security or product. Statements in this video should not be considered investment advice and are not intended to be relied upon as a factual prediction or forecast of future events or performance or a guarantee of future results. Likewise, past results are not indicative of future investment results. Employees and/or clients of Western Asset Management may have a position in the securities mentioned.
The opinions and views expressed in this video are as of 1 April 2020. Such opinions are subject to change and may differ from others in the Firm, or the Firm as a whole. This video is for informational purposes only and is not intended as an offer or solicitation with respect to the purchase or sale of any security or product. Statements in this video should not be considered investment advice and are not intended to be relied upon as a factual prediction or forecast of future events or performance or a guarantee of future results. Likewise, past results are not indicative of future investment results. Employees and/or clients of Western Asset Management may have a position in the securities mentioned.
The opinions and views expressed in this video are as of 18 March 2020. Such opinions are subject to change and may differ from others in the Firm, or the Firm as a whole. This video is for informational purposes only and is not intended as an offer or solicitation with respect to the purchase or sale of any security or product. Statements in this video should not be considered investment advice and are not intended to be relied upon as a factual prediction or forecast of future events or performance or a guarantee of future results. Likewise, past results are not indicative of future investment results. Employees and/or clients of Western Asset Management may have a position in the securities mentioned.
The opinions and views expressed in this video are as of 13 March 2020. Such opinions are subject to change and may differ from others in the Firm, or the Firm as a whole. This video is for informational purposes only and is not intended as an offer or solicitation with respect to the purchase or sale of any security or product. Statements in this video should not be considered investment advice and are not intended to be relied upon as a factual prediction or forecast of future events or performance or a guarantee of future results. Likewise, past results are not indicative of future investment results. Employees and/or clients of Western Asset Management may have a position in the securities mentioned.
The opinions and views expressed in this video are as of 12 March 2020. Such opinions are subject to change and may differ from others in the Firm, or the Firm as a whole. This video is for informational purposes only and is not intended as an offer or solicitation with respect to the purchase or sale of any security or product. Statements in this video should not be considered investment advice and are not intended to be relied upon as a factual prediction or forecast of future events or performance or a guarantee of future results. Likewise, past results are not indicative of future investment results. Employees and/or clients of Western Asset Management may have a position in the securities mentioned.
The opinions and views expressed in this video are as of 28 February 2020. Such opinions are subject to change and may differ from others in the Firm, or the Firm as a whole. This video is for informational purposes only and is not intended as an offer or solicitation with respect to the purchase or sale of any security or product. Statements in this video should not be considered investment advice and are not intended to be relied upon as a factual prediction or forecast of future events or performance or a guarantee of future results. Likewise, past results are not indicative of future investment results. Employees and/or clients of Western Asset Management may have a position in the securities mentioned.
The opinions and views expressed in this video are as of 29 January 2020. Such opinions are subject to change and may differ from others in the Firm, or the Firm as a whole. This video is for informational purposes only and is not intended as an offer or solicitation with respect to the purchase or sale of any security or product. Statements in this video should not be considered investment advice and are not intended to be relied upon as a factual prediction or forecast of future events or performance or a guarantee of future results. Likewise, past results are not indicative of future investment results. Employees and/or clients of Western Asset Management may have a position in the securities mentioned.
The opinions and views expressed in this video are as of 27 January 2020. Such opinions are subject to change and may differ from others in the Firm, or the Firm as a whole. This video is for informational purposes only and is not intended as an offer or solicitation with respect to the purchase or sale of any security or product. Statements in this video should not be considered investment advice and are not intended to be relied upon as a factual prediction or forecast of future events or performance or a guarantee of future results. Likewise, past results are not indicative of future investment results. Employees and/or clients of Western Asset Management may have a position in the securities mentioned.
The opinions and views expressed in this video are as of 24 January 2020. Such opinions are subject to change and may differ from others in the Firm, or the Firm as a whole. This video is for informational purposes only and is not intended as an offer or solicitation with respect to the purchase or sale of any security or product. Statements in this video should not be considered investment advice and are not intended to be relied upon as a factual prediction or forecast of future events or performance or a guarantee of future results. Likewise, past results are not indicative of future investment results. Employees and/or clients of Western Asset Management may have a position in the securities mentioned.
The opinions and views expressed in this video are as of 12 December 2019. Such opinions are subject to change and may differ from others in the Firm, or the Firm as a whole. This video is for informational purposes only and is not intended as an offer or solicitation with respect to the purchase or sale of any security or product. Statements in this video should not be considered investment advice and are not intended to be relied upon as a factual prediction or forecast of future events or performance or a guarantee of future results. Likewise, past results are not indicative of future investment results. Employees and/or clients of Western Asset Management may have a position in the securities mentioned.
The opinions and views expressed in this video are as of 11 December 2019. Such opinions are subject to change and may differ from others in the Firm, or the Firm as a whole. This video is for informational purposes only and is not intended as an offer or solicitation with respect to the purchase or sale of any security or product. Statements in this video should not be considered investment advice and are not intended to be relied upon as a factual prediction or forecast of future events or performance or a guarantee of future results. Likewise, past results are not indicative of future investment results. Employees and/or clients of Western Asset Management may have a position in the securities mentioned.
The opinions and views expressed in this video are as of 5 December 2019. Such opinions are subject to change and may differ from others in the Firm, or the Firm as a whole. This video is for informational purposes only and is not intended as an offer or solicitation with respect to the purchase or sale of any security or product. Statements in this video should not be considered investment advice and are not intended to be relied upon as a factual prediction or forecast of future events or performance or a guarantee of future results. Likewise, past results are not indicative of future investment results. Employees and/or clients of Western Asset Management may have a position in the securities mentioned.
The opinions and views expressed in this video are as of 30 October 2019. Such opinions are subject to change and may differ from others in the Firm, or the Firm as a whole. This video is for informational purposes only and is not intended as an offer or solicitation with respect to the purchase or sale of any security or product. Statements in this video should not be considered investment advice and are not intended to be relied upon as a factual prediction or forecast of future events or performance or a guarantee of future results. Likewise, past results are not indicative of future investment results. Employees and/or clients of Western Asset Management may have a position in the securities mentioned.
The opinions and views expressed in this video are as of 10 October 2019. Such opinions are subject to change and may differ from others in the Firm, or the Firm as a whole. This video is for informational purposes only and is not intended as an offer or solicitation with respect to the purchase or sale of any security or product. Statements in this video should not be considered investment advice and are not intended to be relied upon as a factual prediction or forecast of future events or performance or a guarantee of future results. Likewise, past results are not indicative of future investment results. Employees and/or clients of Western Asset Management may have a position in the securities mentioned.
The opinions and views expressed in this video are as of 4 October 2019. Such opinions are subject to change and may differ from others in the Firm, or the Firm as a whole. This video is for informational purposes only and is not intended as an offer or solicitation with respect to the purchase or sale of any security or product. Statements in this video should not be considered investment advice and are not intended to be relied upon as a factual prediction or forecast of future events or performance or a guarantee of future results. Likewise, past results are not indicative of future investment results. Employees and/or clients of Western Asset Management may have a position in the securities mentioned.
The opinions and views expressed in this video are as of 12 September 2019. Such opinions are subject to change and may differ from others in the Firm, or the Firm as a whole. This video is for informational purposes only and is not intended as an offer or solicitation with respect to the purchase or sale of any security or product. Statements in this video should not be considered investment advice and are not intended to be relied upon as a factual prediction or forecast of future events or performance or a guarantee of future results. Likewise, past results are not indicative of future investment results. Employees and/or clients of Western Asset Management may have a position in the securities mentioned.
The opinions and views expressed in this video are as of 6 September 2019. Such opinions are subject to change and may differ from others in the Firm, or the Firm as a whole. This video is for informational purposes only and is not intended as an offer or solicitation with respect to the purchase or sale of any security or product. Statements in this video should not be considered investment advice and are not intended to be relied upon as a factual prediction or forecast of future events or performance or a guarantee of future results. Likewise, past results are not indicative of future investment results. Employees and/or clients of Western Asset Management may have a position in the securities mentioned.
The opinions and views expressed in this video are as of 28 August 2019. Such opinions are subject to change and may differ from others in the Firm, or the Firm as a whole. This video is for informational purposes only and is not intended as an offer or solicitation with respect to the purchase or sale of any security or product. Statements in this video should not be considered investment advice and are not intended to be relied upon as a factual prediction or forecast of future events or performance or a guarantee of future results. Likewise, past results are not indicative of future investment results. Employees and/or clients of Western Asset Management may have a position in the securities mentioned.
The opinions and views expressed in this video are as of 22 August 2019. Such opinions are subject to change and may differ from others in the Firm, or the Firm as a whole. This video is for informational purposes only and is not intended as an offer or solicitation with respect to the purchase or sale of any security or product. Statements in this video should not be considered investment advice and are not intended to be relied upon as a factual prediction or forecast of future events or performance or a guarantee of future results. Likewise, past results are not indicative of future investment results. Employees and/or clients of Western Asset Management may have a position in the securities mentioned.
The opinions and views expressed in this video are as of 31 July 2019. Such opinions are subject to change and may differ from others in the Firm, or the Firm as a whole. This video is for informational purposes only and is not intended as an offer or solicitation with respect to the purchase or sale of any security or product. Statements in this video should not be considered investment advice and are not intended to be relied upon as a factual prediction or forecast of future events or performance or a guarantee of future results. Likewise, past results are not indicative of future investment results. Employees and/or clients of Western Asset Management may have a position in the securities mentioned.
The opinions and views expressed in this video are as of 30 July 2019. Such opinions are subject to change and may differ from others in the Firm, or the Firm as a whole. This video is for informational purposes only and is not intended as an offer or solicitation with respect to the purchase or sale of any security or product. Statements in this video should not be considered investment advice and are not intended to be relied upon as a factual prediction or forecast of future events or performance or a guarantee of future results. Likewise, past results are not indicative of future investment results. Employees and/or clients of Western Asset Management may have a position in the securities mentioned.
The opinions and views expressed in this video are as of 30 July 2019. Such opinions are subject to change and may differ from others in the Firm, or the Firm as a whole. This video is for informational purposes only and is not intended as an offer or solicitation with respect to the purchase or sale of any security or product. Statements in this video should not be considered investment advice and are not intended to be relied upon as a factual prediction or forecast of future events or performance or a guarantee of future results. Likewise, past results are not indicative of future investment results. Employees and/or clients of Western Asset Management may have a position in the securities mentioned.
The opinions and views expressed in this video are as of 23 July 2019. Such opinions are subject to change and may differ from others in the Firm, or the Firm as a whole. This video is for informational purposes only and is not intended as an offer or solicitation with respect to the purchase or sale of any security or product. Statements in this video should not be considered investment advice and are not intended to be relied upon as a factual prediction or forecast of future events or performance or a guarantee of future results. Likewise, past results are not indicative of future investment results. Employees and/or clients of Western Asset Management may have a position in the securities mentioned.