Martin Currie racks up the frequent flyer miles for its employees. Boasting nearly �10 billion ($14.5 billion) under management, the investment firm is known for sending its managers around the world to investigate potential investments and nearly 90% of its funds are invested internationally. The investment firm offers unit trusts (similar to mutual funds in the US) and investment trusts (closed-end funds) to investors in the UK and overseas. Martin Currie counts individuals and institutions among its clients, including pension funds, foundations, and charities. Legg Mason acquired Martin Currie in October 2014, turning the firm into its flagship international active equity business.