本基金尋求產生長期資本增值。 本基金將其資產淨值至少70%，投資於在美國受監管市場上市或買賣的美國公司股本證券。 本基金的投資將 包括普通股、優先股及股本相關證券。 副投資經理將物色增長及價值股，主要包括在其行業領域具有主導地位的藍籌公司。副投資經理亦可投資於具有持 續盈利增長前景及╱或周期性盈利紀錄的公司。本基金將通常投資於大、中型公司(即是屬於副投資經理不時釐定的 市值範圍內的公司) 的股本證券，但亦可投資於小市值公司。
Scott is Co-Chief Investment Officer and co-manages the Appreciation and Dividend strategies. He has 29 years of investment industry experience and is a member of ClearBridge's Management, Valuation and Risk Management Committees. He previously served as co-director of research for ClearBridge. Prior to joining the firm, Scott was a credit analyst specializing in fixed income investments for Bear Stearns. In 1993, Scott joined the research department of predecessor organization Shearson Lehman Brothers as a consumer analyst and transitioned into a role as a portfolio manager one year later. Scott graduated from Middlebury College in Vermont where he received his BA in Political Science and Spanish. He earned his MBA in Finance from Pennsylvania State University
"Michael manages the Large Cap Core strategy and co-manages the Appreciation strategy. He joined a predecessor organization in 1994 and has 29 years of investment industry experience. Michael is a member of the ClearBridge Management, Proxy and Brokerage Committees. Michael previously was employed as an equity analyst for Zweig Advisors and was portfolio manager of the Fidelity Select Construction and Housing Fund at Fidelity Investments. Michael received his BA in Economics from Harvard College and attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management. "