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SICAV
US Aggregate Bond Fund
The actively managed diversified portfolio aims to generate revenue from investment in a portfolio of US government, corporate, and asset-backed debt. Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) considerations are integrated into the investment process as a component of the investment decision. The fund is categorised as Article 8 under Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR).
ISIN LU0181329318
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FACTSHEET
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SFDR DISCLOSURE
30-Apr-2024 - Steve Bartolini, Portfolio Manager,
We are careful with where to take risk and generally favour higher-quality and more-liquid securities. While tight credit spreads provide limited upside potential, we do not see a catalyst for materially wider spreads in the near term with the economy remaining resilient and the US Federal Reserve looking to ease policy to support a continued expansion.

Overview
Strategy
Fund Summary
Our approach is based on proprietary fundamental research and relative value analysis. The investment manager seeks to add value primarily through sector allocation, duration management, and security selection. The investment process places a strong emphasis on risk management practices and portfolio diversification to manage the overall risk profile. The promotion of environmental and/or social characteristics is achieved through the fund's commitment to maintain at least 10% of the value of its portfolio invested in Sustainable Investments, as defined by the SFDR. Additionally, we apply a proprietary responsible screen (exclusion list). The manager is not constrained by the fund’s benchmark, which is used for performance comparison purposes only.
Performance - Net of Fees

Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance.

30-Apr-2024 - Steve Bartolini, Portfolio Manager,
The US investment-grade (IG) fixed income market, as measured by the Bloomberg US Aggregate Bond Index, recorded negative returns in April amid rising US Treasury yields. Within the portfolio, our short overall average duration position helped as Treasury yields increased, while our positioning on the yield curve was also a modest contributor. Sector allocation was positive overall, led by our off-benchmark allocation to Treasury inflation protected securities, which benefitted from higher-than-expected consumer inflation as well as some upside surprises in economic growth data that led to a rise in inflation expectations. An overweight to IG corporates and out-of-benchmark allocation to collateralised loan obligations also added value. Conversely, an overweight exposure to agency mortgage-backed securities detracted as the rate-sensitive sector underperformed amid rising Treasury yields. Security selection was supportive largely due to our positioning in the IG corporate sector, where the portfolio benefitted from holding bonds in a variety of segments.
30-Jun-2022 - Brian J. Brennan, Portfolio Manager,

Overall portfolio risk levels, which had been running at the low end of the longer-term range since the middle of last year, moved lower over the quarter. Although valuations for credit sectors looked more compelling after recent spread widening, we remain cautious in an environment where the Fed is tightening policy earnestly while growth is already slowing. In keeping with the portfolio's lower-risk profile, our allocation to cash for liquidity purposes increased as some credit allocations were reduced.�

Moved to Neutral Duration; Moderated Flattening Bias

We ended the quarter with a neutral duration posture following the significant drop in interest rates that occurred in late June as recession concerns moved to the forefront. In our view, slowing growth; uncomfortably high, but peaking, inflation; and Fed policy appearing to be less hawkish at the margin signaled stable or lower yields.

We also moderated the portfolio's flattening bias as the yield curve lacked clear direction. However, we still preferred to hold more duration at the longer end of the curve, which is more responsive to the economy's growth trajectory than to the Fed's monetary policy path.

Focused on Shorter-Maturity IG Corporates

The portfolio maintained a nominal overweight to IG corporate bonds but remained underweight on a risk-weighted basis. Our holdings within the sector are focused on shorter maturities, helping to dampen the impact of credit spread volatility.

Reduced Emerging Market Exposure

We reduced our small positions in emerging market (EM) corporate bonds. In the investment-grade space where the portfolio focuses, many EM corporate bonds looked richly valued relative to U.S. corporates. We are always mindful that liquidity for EM credit can be ephemeral, particularly during periods of market stress. Additionally, we pared our exposure to EM sovereign and quasi-sovereign debt as we eliminated positions in South Africa, Chile, and Peru.

Lowered Target Allocations to Non-Agency RMBS, CMBS

Near period-end, we lowered our target allocations for non-agency RMBS and CMBS after our securitized team downgraded its conviction in the asset class to neutral. While valuations across securitized sectors have cheapened and fundamentals are generally strong, there appear to be few near-term catalysts that could propel spreads tighter. In anticipation of a bumpy second half of the year, a general theme in the portfolio's securitized credit positioning has been to trim more volatile positions with greater spread duration while looking to swap into or hold onto lower-duration bonds that offer high carry and lower spread risk.

31-Jan-2024 - Steve Bartolini, Portfolio Manager,
We added to our allocations in Treasury inflation protected securities (TIPS) and asset-backed securities (ABS) during the month. We believe TIPS could benefit from a near-term rebound in economic data, while ABS looked attractive relative to corporate bonds. Conversely, we reduced our overweight allocation to investment-grade corporates as credit spreads tightened, while also increasing our underweight to nominal US Treasuries and reducing our position in the fundamentally challenged commercial mortgage-backed securities sector to near zero.

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Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance.

Source for performance: T. Rowe Price. Fund performance is calculated using the official NAV with dividends reinvested, if any. The value of an investment and any income from it can go down as well as up. Investors may get back less than the amount invested. It will be affected by changes in the exchange rate between the base currency of the fund and the subscription currency, if different. Sales charges (up to a maximum of 5% for the A Class), taxes and other locally applied costs have not been deducted and if applicable, they will reduce the performance figures.

Daily performance data is based on the latest available NAV.  

The Funds are sub-funds of the T. Rowe Price Funds SICAV, a Luxembourg investment company with variable capital which is registered with Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier and which qualifies as an undertaking for collective investment in transferable securities (“UCITS”). Full details of the objectives, investment policies and risks are located in the prospectus which is available with the key investor information documents and/or key information document (KID) in English and in an official language of the jurisdictions in which the Funds are registered for public sale, together with the articles of incorporation and the annual and semi-annual reports (together “Fund Documents”). Any decision to invest should be made on the basis of the Fund Documents which are available free of charge from the local representative, local information/paying agent or from authorised distributors. They can also be found along with a summary of investor rights in English at www.troweprice.com. The Management Company reserves the right to terminate marketing arrangements.

Please note that the Fund typically has a risk of high volatility.

Hedged share classes (denoted by 'h') utilise investment techniques to mitigate currency risk between the underlying investment currency(ies) of the fund and the currency of the hedged share class.  The costs of doing so will be borne by the share class and there is no guarantee that such hedging will be effective.

The specific securities identified and described in this website do not represent all of the securities purchased, sold, or recommended for the sub-fund and no assumptions should be made that the securities identified and discussed were or will be profitable.

A full list of the currently issued Share Classes including Distributing, Hedged, and Accumulating Categories may be obtained, free of charge and upon request, from the registered office of the Company.  

 

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