Legg said in a statement its current business strategy has not changed.
The Post had cited sources as saying Legg had been weighing a move that could see one or more private-equity investors, including Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., buy it and spin off many of its numerous funds.
A Legg Mason spokesperson had told the paper it was “categorically untrue” that the company was in talks surrounding going private. A Kohlberg Kravis Roberts spokesperson declined to comment to the paper.
(Reporting by Muralikumar Anantharaman in Boston, with additional reporting by Ajay Kamalakaran in Bangalore; writing by Christopher Kaufman in New York)