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SICAV
Asian Opportunities Equity Fund
An actively managed, high conviction portfolio of around 40-70 Asia ex-Japan companies that we believe can reliably compound earnings and sustain strong cash flow generation over time. Put simply, we aim to buy high quality businesses run by high quality people. The fund is categorised as Article 8 under Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR).
ISIN LU1044871900
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FACTSHEET
KID
SFDR DISCLOSURE
31-May-2024 - Jihong Min, Portfolio Manager,
We believe Asia ex-Japan equities offer diverse investment opportunities; we like companies with durable growth potential, quality cyclical businesses and firms with idiosyncratic tailwinds. In China, we think early signs of economic improvement, an encouraging earnings season, and the stock market’s historically low valuation may prompt investors to take another look at the country.

Overview
Strategy
Fund Summary
Our Asia-based investment team employs bottom-up, fundamental analysis to identify established companies with leading market positions, characterised by returns-focused capital allocation, and run by good management teams who care about shareholder returns. We believe taking a long-term view can exploit mispricings in the region caused by short-term investing. 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.

31-May-2024 - Jihong Min, Portfolio Manager,
Asia ex-Japan equities rose in May amid divergent performances across the region’s markets. Strength in large Taiwanese technology stocks and fresh policy support for China’s housing sector were bright spots, whereas currency concerns held back Indonesian and Philippine equities. Within the portfolio, stock selection in Taiwan boosted relative returns. Shares of a semiconductor chip designer rallied after it flagged artificial intelligence (AI) applications for data centres and auto chips as key growth drivers in the next decade. We expect the company to achieve strong earnings growth over time as it expands in new areas related to AI and other emerging technologies. Our stock choices in South Korea were another relative contributor. An insurer’s shares gained after it posted better-than-expected earnings. The company also raised its shareholder return target, which corresponds with our belief that it can better manage its excess capital. Conversely, our overweight position and stock selection in Indonesia hurt relative performance. Shares of a bank fell as sentiment toward Indonesia’s economy weakened amid currency pressures. Nonetheless, we have seen structural improvements in the bank and believe they can help its valuation rerate.
31-Jan-2024 - Jihong Min, Portfolio Manager,
Financials commanded the largest absolute sector position and overweight against the benchmark in January. We trimmed our overall exposure to Indian banks but invested in a South Korean insurer, whose valuation we expect to improve as uncertainty around new accounting rules fades. We also like its healthy dividend yield and see room for it to return excess capital to shareholders. Our next largest sector allocation was in information technology, where we were overweight. Diversifying our exposure to the recovering memory chip market, we started a position in a chipmaker, which is also a major supplier of artificial intelligence chips.
31-Jan-2024 - Jihong Min, Portfolio Manager,
Our biggest absolute country exposure in January was to China, where we turned more underweight against the benchmark. We still see structural growth or cyclical improvement potential in a variety of companies but selectively adjusted our holdings amid the economy’s weaker-than-expected recovery. We sold out of a beer company facing declining sales volumes and a housing developer sensitive to the property market cycle. In India, our next largest absolute market position, we also widened our underweight stance. We sold shares of an Indian private-sector bank as we reassessed its potential for rapid growth without hurting its margins and profitability.

Benchmark Data Source: MSCI. MSCI index returns are shown with reinvestment of dividends after the deduction of withholding taxes. MSCI and its affiliates and third party sources and providers (collectively, “MSCI”) makes no express or implied warranties or representations and shall have no liability whatsoever with respect to any MSCI data contained herein. The MSCI data may not be further redistributed or used as a basis for other indices or any securities or financial products. This report is not approved, reviewed, or produced by MSCI. Historical MSCI data and analysis should not be taken as an indication or guarantee of any future performance analysis, forecast or prediction. None of the MSCI data is intended to constitute investment advice or a recommendation to make (or refrain from making) any kind of investment decision and may not be relied on as such.

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.

Attribution Data: Analysis represents the total performance of the portfolio as calculated by the FactSet attribution model and is inclusive of other assets that that will not receive a classification assignment in the detailed structure shown. Returns will not match official T. Rowe Price performance because FactSet uses different exchange rate sources and does not capture intra-day trading. Performance for each security is obtained in the local currency and, if necessary, is converted to U.S. dollars using an exchange rate determined by an independent third party. Figures are shown with gross dividends reinvested.

Sources: Copyright © 2021 FactSet Research Systems Inc. All rights reserved. MSCI/S&P GICS Sectors; Analysis by T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. T. Rowe Price uses the MSCI/S&P Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS) for sector and industry reporting. Each year, MSCI and S&P make changes to the GICS structure. The last change occurred on September 28, 2018. T. Rowe Price will adhere to all future updates to GICS for prospective reporting.

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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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