SICAV
Middle East & Africa Equity Fund
A diversified portfolio of typically 50-80 stocks of companies from the Middle East and Africa region. Our investment approach is growth-orientated, unconstrained, and aims to deliver strong absolute performance by exploiting the inefficiencies of the local markets.
ISIN LU0310188205
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Risk & Reward ?
(SRRI)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Data as of: 31-Jul-2020
NAV
(USD)
$10.15
Data as of: 13-Aug-2020
1YR Return
(Annualised)
-21.24%
Data as of: 31-Jul-2020
Fund Size
(USD)
$4.2m
Data as of: 31-Jul-2020
Perf Change
(Daily)
0.10%
Data as of: 13-Aug-2020
3YR Return
(Annualised)
-5.08%
Data as of: 31-Jul-2020

Overview
Strategy
Fund Summary
Our fundamental analysis seeks to identify companies with a favourable combination of growth prospects and valuation relative to their local, regional, or global peers. We focus on finding companies with above-average revenue growth, strong management and good corporate governance, supported by macro and micro top-down perspectives.
SMALL-CAP
MID-CAP
LARGE-CAP

42
Holdings

Style
Growth
Risk & Reward Data
Information Ratio
-0.24
Sharpe Ratio
-0.24
Historical Tracking Error
5.27%
01 July 2018

Indicative Benchmark

Effective July 1, 2018, the “net” version of the indicative benchmark replaced the “gross” version of the indicative benchmark. The “net” version of the indicative benchmark assumes the reinvestment of dividends after the deduction of withholding taxes applicable to the country where the dividend is paid; as such, the returns of the new benchmark are more representative of the returns experienced by investors in foreign issuers. Historical benchmark performance has been restated accordingly.

Performance - Net of Fees
Current Year Performance
MTD
1.00%
Benchmark*
1.34%
Excess Return

-0.34%
QTD
2.84%
Benchmark*
4.75%
Excess Return

-1.91%
YTD
-20.20%
Benchmark*
-15.80%
Excess Return

-4.40%
Data as of 13-Aug-2020
1 Month
1.82%
Benchmark*
3.37%
Excess Return

-1.55%
3 Months
7.83%
Benchmark*
9.90%
Excess Return

-2.07%
Data as of 31-Jul-2020
 
Annualised Performance
1 YR
-21.24%
Benchmark*
-15.98%
Excess Return

-5.26%
3 YR
-5.08%
Benchmark*
-2.93%
Excess Return

-2.15%
5 YR
-3.39%
Benchmark*
-2.11%
Excess Return

-1.28%
10 YR
2.27%
Benchmark*
1.94%
Excess Return

0.33%
Manager Inception
3.96%
Benchmark*
2.01%
Excess Return

1.95%
Data as of 31-Jul-2020
Indicative Benchmark : Linked Benchmark Net
Fund Inception: 04-Sep-2007
Manager Inception: 10-Oct-2011

* The index shown is not a formal benchmark. It is shown only for comparison purposes.

Holdings
Total
Holdings
42
Largest
Naspers
9.65%
Was ( 31-Mar-2020 )

9.42%
Top 10
47.70%
Contributor
Naspers
By 3.03%
% of fund
9.49%
Detractor
Shoprite Holdings
By -0.51%
% of fund
2.29%
Purchase
Saudi Basic Industries (N)
3.30%
Was ( 31-Mar-2020 )
0.00%
Sale
Prosus
1.99%
Was ( 31-Mar-2020 )
4.10%
Data as of 30-Jun-2020
Sectors
Total
Sectors
8
Largest
Financials
46.12%
Was ( 30-Jun-2020 )
44.70%
Contributor
Consumer Discretionary
By 0.40%
Sector
0.04%
Selection
0.36%
Detractor
Materials
By -3.16%
Sector
-2.43%
Selection
-0.73%
Data as of 30-Jun-2020
Over
Consumer Staples
By 6.85%
Fund
12.61%
Benchmark*
5.76%
Under
Materials
By -12.15%
Fund
7.27%
Benchmark*
19.42%
Data as of 31-Jul-2020
Data as of 31-Jul-2020
Indicative Benchmark: MSCI Arabian Markets & Africa 10/40 IMI Index

* The index shown is not a formal benchmark. It is shown only for comparison purposes.

Regions
Data as of
Countries
Total
Countries
14
Largest
South Africa
28.44%
Was ( 30-Jun-2020 )
28.40%
Contributor
Netherlands
By 0.39%
Country
0.39%
Selection
0.00%
Detractor
South Africa
By -3.84%
Country
-0.59%
Selection
-3.25%
Data as of 30-Jun-2020
Over
United Kingdom
By 7.12%
Fund
7.12%
Benchmark*
0.00%
Under
Saudi Arabia
By -12.51%
Fund
22.03%
Benchmark*
34.54%
Data as of 31-Jul-2020
Data as of 31-Jul-2020
Indicative Benchmark: MSCI Arabian Markets & Africa 10/40 IMI Index

* The index shown is not a formal benchmark. It is shown only for comparison purposes.


Team
Oliver Bell,
Portfolio Manager
Oliver Bell is lead portfolio manager and chairman of the Investment Advisory Committee for the T. Rowe Price Middle East & Africa Equity Strategy and also the Frontier Markets Equity Strategy.
Portfolio Manager since
2011
Years at
T. Rowe Price
8
Years investment experience
22
Seun Oyegunle, CFA,
Portfolio Manager
Seun Oyegunle is co-portfolio manager with Oliver Bell on the Middle East & Africa Equity Fund and will become sole portfolio manager effective January 1, 2021.
Portfolio Manager since
2020
Years at T. Rowe Price
6
Years investment experience
10
Charles Knudsen,
Portfolio Specialist
Chuck Knudsen is a portfolio specialist in the Equity Division of T. Rowe Price.
Years at
T. Rowe Price
15
Years investment experience
33
How to Invest
Fees Minimum Initial Investment and Holding Amount Minimum Subsequent Investment Sales Charge (up to) Investment Management Fee Ongoing
Charges1

Indicative Benchmark Data Source: Standard & Poor's. Copyright © 2018, S&P Global Market Intelligence (and its affiliates, as applicable). Reproduction of S&P 500 Index in any form is prohibited except with the prior written permission of S&P Global Market Intelligence (“S&P”). None of S&P, its affiliates or their suppliers guarantee the accuracy, adequacy, completeness or availability of any information and is not responsible for any errors or omissions, regardless of the cause or for the results obtained from the use of such information. In no event shall S&P, its affiliates or any of their suppliers be liable for any damages, costs, expenses, legal fees, or losses (including lost income or lost profit and opportunity costs) in connection with any use of S&P information.

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. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance.

Middle East & Africa Equity

Effective 30 September 2010, the benchmark was changed to S&P Emerging Market/Frontier Middle East & Africa Broad Market Index ex Israel. Prior to 30 September 2010, the benchmark was MSCI Arabian Markets and Africa Index. Prior to 1 July 2009, the benchmark was S&P IFCG Africa and Middle East ex-Saudi Arabia and ex-Israel. Prior to 1 September 2008, this benchmark also excluded Kuwait. The benchmark composition changes were made because the portfolio manager viewed the new benchmark composition to be a better representation of the investment strategy of the sub-fund. Historical benchmark representations have not been restated.

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 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 and via www.troweprice.com.

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 © 2020 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.

The Global Industry Classification Standard ("GICS") was developed by and is the exclusive property and a service mark of Morgan Stanley Capital International Inc, ("MSCI") and Standard & Poor's, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. ("S&P") and is licensed for use by [Licensee]. Neither MSCI, S&P nor any third party involved in making or compiling the GICS or any GICS classifications makes any express or impIied warranties or representations with respect to such standard or classification (or the results to be obtained by the use thereof), and all such parties hereby expressly disclaim all warranties of originality, accuracy, completeness, merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose with respect to any or such standard or classification, Without limiting any or the foregoing, in no event shall MSCI, S&P, any of their affiliates or any third party involved in making or compiling the GICS or any GICS classifications have any liability for any direct, indirect, special, punitive, consequential or any other damages (including lost profits) even if notified of the possibility of such damages.

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.  

1 Please note that the Ongoing Charges figure is inclusive of the Investment Management Fee and is charged per annum.

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