Legg Mason acquisition positive, says Wells Fargo After Legg Mason agreed to buy international equity manager Martin Currie, Wells Fargo thinks the deal will enable Legg Mason to gain a foothold in international equity, while enabling Currie to leverage Legg Mason's retail distribution channel. The firm does not expect the deal to affect Legg Mason's share buybacks. It keeps an Outperform rating on the shares.
Legg Mason reports assets under management $704B as of June 30 This month's AUM included fixed income inflows of approximately $500M, equity outflows of approximately $200M and liquidity inflows of $9.6B. June AUM included a positive foreign exchange impact of approximately $1B.