The Europe Equity Composite seeks long-term capital appreciation primarily through investment in established companies, in developed European markets, with faster earnings growth and reasonable valuation levels relative to market/sector averages. The strategy generally includes 0-10% exposure to emerging-market stocks, as defined by inclusion in the European segment of the MSCI's Emerging Markets (Free) Index.
Valuations and performance are computed in USD and converted to EUR. When converting U.S. Dollar composite returns, benchmarks, dispersion and asset data, the same exchange rate source is used consistently. Total returns in non-U.S. Dollar currencies are calculated by adjusting U.S. Dollar performance by the percent change in the U.S. Dollar/foreign currency exchange rate (as determined by an independent third party) for the time periods selected. Net of fees performance is calculated using the currency-converted gross performance and then deducting the highest applicable EUR fee without the benefit of breakpoints.
- Fundamental research is critical to successfully identify and assess long-term investment opportunities. We look for companies with high returns on capital and capable of providing sustainable earnings across the market cycle.
- Style agnostic, focus on quality. By avoiding style constraints, we can invest in quality companies and maintain a balanced portfolio through market cycles.
- Disciplined approach to valuation. We aim to buy businesses at a clear discount to their intrinsic value.
- Risk management is essential and is assisted by diversification, quantitative analysis and automatic stabilizers built in to our investment process.
- Typically 50-80 stocks
- Individual position size up to 4.0% relative to the benchmark
- Sector ranges: typically +/-10% relative to benchmark
- Country ranges: typically +/-10% relative to benchmark
- Expected Tracking Error: typically 3.0% to 6.0%
- Information Ratio objective: >0.5
- Cash target range: fully invested, typically less than 5.0%
- Turnover range: 40%-100%
|1 YR||3 YR
|Composite Gross %||2.07%||4.55%||2.72%||10.16%|
|Composite Net %||1.56%||4.03%||2.21%||9.61%|
|Excess Return (Gross) %||7.55%||4.04%||1.42%||3.59%|
|3 MonthsData as of 30-Jun-2020||Year to DateData as of 30-Jun-2020|
|Composite Gross %||14.44%||-6.89%|
|Composite Net %||14.30%||-7.13%|
|Excess Return (Gross) %||1.84%||5.95%|
Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance.
Returns for time periods greater than one year are annualised.
Gross performance returns are presented before management and all other fees, where applicable, but after trading expenses. Net of fees performance reflects the deduction of the highest applicable management fee that would be charged based on the fee schedule contained within this material, without the benefit of breakpoints. Gross and net performance returns reflect the reinvestment of dividends and are net of all non-reclaimable withholding taxes on dividends, interest income, and capital gains.
Index returns shown with reinvestment of dividends after the deduction of withholding taxes.
Consumer DiscretionaryNet Contribution 1.90%
Health CareNet Contribution -1.34%
Industrials & Business Services
United KingdomNet Contribution 1.01%
SwitzerlandNet Contribution -0.39%
Tobias Mueller is the portfolio manager for the European Select Strategy, effective October 2018. Previously, he covered the technology, medical technology and exchange sectors as a research analyst in the Equity Division. Mr. Mueller is a vice president of T. Rowe Price International Ltd.
Mr. Mueller has 13 years of investment experience, eight of which have been with T. Rowe Price. He completed an internship at the firm in 2010, and prior to joining T. Rowe Price in 2011, he worked at Lehman Brothers in the Principal Finance Group, London, where he focused on distressed fixed income assets.
Mr. Mueller has earned an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and is a graduate of business administration from the University of Applied Sciences in Munich, Germany. He also has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
- Portfolio manager2020
- Years at9
T. Rowe Price
- Years investment14
Andrew Clifton is a portfolio specialist in the Equity Division at T. Rowe Price. He is a vice president of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc., and T. Rowe Price International Ltd.
Mr. Clifton has over 30 years of investment experience, nine of which have been at T. Rowe Price. Prior to joining the firm in 2010, he was an executive director at UBS Global Asset Management. Prior to that, he was a vice president at Merrill Lynch.
Mr. Clifton earned a B.Sc. in economics from the London School of Economics and an M.Sc. in econometrics from the University of Southampton.
- Years at10
T. Rowe Price
- Years investment31