The Fund’s goal is to outperform the Russell 3000 Growth Index over a three to five year market cycle. The sub-advisor believes that competitive total returns can be achieved through a diversified portfolio of large, medium and small cap stocks with demonstrated potential for rapid growth and above average returns.
Clearbridge Advisors is an equity focused investment management firm, which was created as a result of Legg Mason, Inc.'s December 2005 acquisition of Citigroup Asset Management. The manager seeks to achieve long-term capital appreciation by combining the growth potential of small to medium cap stocks with the relative stability of high quality, large cap growth stocks. Clearbridge currently manages approximately $68.1 billion in assets under management.