Risk Considerations

  1. The Fund invests mainly in a diversified portfolio of stocks of large and medium sized “blue chip” companies in the United States.
  2. Investment in the Fund involves risks, including general investment risk, equity market risk, geographic concentration risk, small and mid-capitalisation stock risk and style risk which may result in loss of a part or the entire amount of your investment.
  3. The value of the Fund can be volatile and could go down substantially.
  4. You should not invest in the Fund unless the intermediary which sells you the Fund has advised you that the Fund is suitable for you.
  5. Investors should not invest in the Fund solely based on this website.
SICAV
US Blue Chip Equity Fund
Seeking growth opportunities from high quality US companies.
ISIN LU0133085943
FACTSHEET
KFS
YTD
Return
19.62%
1YR Return
(Annualised)
9.17%
3YR Return
(Annualised)
20.31%
NAV (USD)
at 16-Jul-2019
$55.54
NAV Change
(Daily)
0.20%
Fund Size
(USD)
$745.4m
Larry J. Puglia,
Portfolio Manager
Larry J. Puglia is a portfolio manager in the U.S. Equity Division and is lead manager for the firm's US Large-Cap Core Growth Equity Strategy. He has been managing U.S. Large-Cap Core Growth Portfolios since 1993 and has had lead responsibility for all institutional accounts and other investment products within the strategy since 1997.

Overview
Strategy
Fund Summary
Long-term capital growth through investment in a diversified portfolio of large- and medium-sized US ‘Blue Chip’ companies.
SMALL-CAP
MID-CAP
LARGE-CAP

128
Holdings

Style
Growth
Risk & Reward Data
Information Ratio
0.51
Sharpe Ratio
0.88
Historical Tracking Error
7.07%
Performance - Net of Fees
Current Year Performance
1 Month
5.53%
Indicative Benchmark
7.00%
Excess Return

-1.47%
3 Months
3.76%
Indicative Benchmark
4.15%
Excess Return

-0.39%
6 Months
19.62%
Indicative Benchmark
18.18%
Excess Return

1.44%
YTD
19.62%
Indicative Benchmark
18.18%
Excess Return

1.44%
Annualised Performance
1 YR
9.17%
Indicative Benchmark
9.75%
Excess Return

-0.58%
3 YR
20.31%
Indicative Benchmark
13.50%
Excess Return

6.81%
5 YR
13.66%
Indicative Benchmark
10.03%
Excess Return

3.63%
Inception
10.73%
Indicative Benchmark
9.47%
Excess Return

1.26%
Data as of 30-Jun-2019
Indicative Benchmark : S&P 500 Net 30% Withholding Tax
Share Class Inception Date: 05-Feb-2003
Holdings
Total
Holdings
128
Largest
Amazon.com
9.84%
Was ( 31-Mar-2019 )

9.74%
Top 10
44.47%
Largest Contributor
Amazon.com
By 3.71%
% of fund
9.61%
Largest Detractor
Alphabet
By -1.38%
% of fund
4.81%
Largest Purchase
Facebook
5.81%
Was ( 31-Mar-2019 )
4.93%
Largest Sale
Eli Lilly
0.05%
Was ( 31-Mar-2019 )
0.83%
Data as of 30-Jun-2019
Sectors
Total
Sectors
11
Largest
Information Technology
30.01%
Was ( 31-May-2019 )
29.98%
Largest Contributor
Information Technology
By 0.67%
Sector Weight
0.14%
Stock Selection
0.53%
Largest Detractor
Health Care
By -0.49%
Sector Weight
-0.24%
Stock Selection
-0.24%
Data as of 30-Jun-2019
Overweight
Consumer Discretionary
By 11.32%
Fund
21.51%
Indicative Benchmark
10.19%
Underweight
Financials
By -7.80%
Fund
5.27%
Indicative Benchmark
13.07%
Data as of 30-Jun-2019
Data as of 30-Jun-2019
Indicative Benchmark: S&P 500 Index

Team
Larry J. Puglia,
Portfolio Manager
Larry J. Puglia is a portfolio manager in the U.S. Equity Division and is lead manager for the firm's US Large-Cap Core Growth Equity Strategy. He has been managing U.S. Large-Cap Core Growth Portfolios since 1993 and has had lead responsibility for all institutional accounts and other investment products within the strategy since 1997.
Portfolio Manager since
2001
Years at
T. Rowe Price
27
Years investment experience
28
Julian Cook,
Portfolio Specialist
Julian Cook is a portfolio specialist in the Equity Division covering the US Large-Cap Growth and Blue Chip Growth Equity Strategies.
Years at T. Rowe Price
1
Years investment experience
25
How to Invest
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Unless otherwise specified, all fund ratings, awards and data are as of 30-Jun-2019 and sourced from T. Rowe Price. 

SICAV refers to 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”).

Source for performance: T. Rowe Price. Fund performance is calculated using the official NAV with dividends reinvested in the share class currency, 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. Indicative benchmark returns are shown with gross dividends reinvested.   

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Performance returns for share classes less than 1 year old (and associated benchmarks) are cumulative rather than annualised.  

The calendar year performance of a share class in its year of inception is calculated from its inception date to the last day of that year, which is not a full year return.

Issued in Hong Kong by T. Rowe Price Hong Kong Limited, 21/F, Jardine House, 1 Connaught Place, Central, Hong Kong. T. Rowe Price Hong Kong Limited is licensed and regulated by the Securities & Futures Commission (“SFC”). This has not been reviewed by the SFC.

All Risk & Reward Data shown is specific to the particular share class shown, and is not necessarily representative of the fund as a whole. The data is calculated based upon the return and standard deviation of the selected share class over 3 years (if the share class has a track record of between 3 and 5 years) or 5 years, once the share class has sufficient performance history. Risk & Reward Data is not available for share classes with under 3 years’ performance history. 

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.

Where Top 10 Contributor and Detractor figures are shown (within the Holdings sections), these represent the Top 10 contributing/detracting securities by percentage of positive or negative contribution to performance as of 30-Jun-2019.

Where individual top contributor/detractor figures are shown, these are the largest contributors/detractors by percentage of fund size, out of the Top 10 contributors/detractors to fund performance as of 30-Jun-2019.

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