Legg Mason, Inc. (Legg Mason) is a global asset management company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, provides investment management and related services to institutional and individual clients, company-sponsored mutual funds and other pooled investment vehicles. It offers these products and services directly and through various financial intermediaries. It provides its asset management services through a number of asset managers, each of which generally markets its products and services under its own brand name and, in many cases, distributes retail products and services through a centralized retail distribution network. Its investment advisory services include discretionary and non-discretionary management of separate investment accounts in a number of investment styles for institutional and individual investors. In July 2014, it acquired Martin Currie, based in the United Kingdom. Effective 24, July, 2014, Legg Mason Inc acquired Martin Currie Investment Management Ltd.