SICAV
Frontier Markets Equity Fund
Seeking to identify long-term market leaders in countries on the cusp of rapid development.
ISIN LU1079765662
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COMMENTARY

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Fund Size
(USD)
$261.0m
Perf Change
(Daily)
-0.27%
NAV
(USD)
$10.90
1YR Return
(Annualised)
-0.53%
3YR Return
(Annualised)
7.40%

Overview
Strategy
Fund Summary
Long-term capital growth by investing in a diverse portfolio of high quality companies from across the entire frontier universe.
SMALL-CAP
MID-CAP
LARGE-CAP

74
Holdings

Style
Core
Risk & Reward Data
Information Ratio
0.49
Sharpe Ratio
0.09
Historical Tracking Error
5.23%
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.

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
-3.11%
Benchmark*
-1.31%
Excess Return

-1.80%
QTD
-0.37%
Benchmark*
1.16%
Excess Return

-1.53%
YTD
10.32%
Benchmark*
13.18%
Excess Return

-2.86%
Data as of 19-Aug-2019
1 Month
2.83%
Benchmark*
2.51%
Excess Return

0.32%
3 Months
6.64%
Benchmark*
7.13%
Excess Return

-0.49%
Data as of 31-Jul-2019
 
Annualised Performance
1 YR
-0.53%
Benchmark*
3.75%
Excess Return

-4.28%
3 YR
7.40%
Benchmark*
8.80%
Excess Return

-1.40%
5 YR
1.94%
Benchmark*
-0.61%
Excess Return

2.55%
Inception
2.34%
Benchmark*
-0.09%
Excess Return

2.43%
Manager Inception
2.34%
Benchmark*
-0.09%
Excess Return

2.43%
Data as of 31-Jul-2019
Indicative Benchmark : MSCI Frontier Market Index Net
Fund Inception: 24-Jun-2014
Manager Inception: 24-Jun-2014

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

Holdings
Total
Holdings
74
Largest
National Bank of Kuwait
9.81%
Was ( 31-Mar-2019 )

9.23%
Top 10
41.27%
Contributor
National Bank of Kuwait
By 6.50%
% of fund
9.76%
Detractor
Military Commercial Joint Stock Bank
By -1.42%
% of fund
4.21%
Purchase
Kuwait Finance House KSCP (N)
8.91%
Was ( 31-Mar-2019 )
0.00%
Sale
Grupo Financiero Galicia
1.79%
Was ( 31-Mar-2019 )
4.77%
Data as of 30-Jun-2019
Sectors
Total
Sectors
11
Largest
Financials
54.74%
Was ( 30-Jun-2019 )
54.46%
Contributor
Real Estate
By 0.81%
Sector
0.12%
Selection
0.68%
Detractor
Financials
By -1.07%
Sector
0.08%
Selection
-1.15%
Data as of 30-Jun-2019
Over
Consumer Discretionary
By 7.13%
Fund
7.31%
Benchmark*
0.18%
Under
Communication Services
By -9.75%
Fund
3.36%
Benchmark*
13.12%
Data as of 31-Jul-2019
Data as of 31-Jul-2019
Indicative Benchmark: MSCI Frontier Markets Index

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

Regions
Total
Regions
5
Largest
Middle East & Africa
50.64%
Was ( 30-Jun-2019 )
54.75%
Contributor
Latin America
By 0.90%
Country
1.34%
Selection
-0.44%
Detractor
EM EMEA
By -0.74%
Country
-0.28%
Selection
-0.46%
Data as of 30-Jun-2019
Over
Pacific Ex Japan
By 9.63%
Fund
30.97%
Benchmark**
21.34%
Under
Middle East & Africa
By -17.35%
Fund
50.64%
Benchmark**
67.99%
Data as of 31-Jul-2019
Data as of 31-Jul-2019
Indicative Benchmark: MSCI Frontier Markets Index

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

Countries
Total
Countries
25
Largest
Kuwait
31.51%
Was ( 30-Jun-2019 )
31.80%
Contributor
Argentina
By 0.90%
Country
1.34%
Selection
-0.44%
Detractor
Kuwait
By -0.71%
Country
-0.36%
Selection
-0.34%
Data as of 30-Jun-2019
Over
Argentina
By 6.27%
Fund
6.27%
Benchmark*
0.00%
Under
Bahrain
By -5.73%
Fund
0.20%
Benchmark*
5.93%
Data as of 31-Jul-2019
Data as of 31-Jul-2019
Indicative Benchmark: MSCI Frontier Markets 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
2014
Years at
T. Rowe Price
5
Years investment experience
19
Charles Knudsen,
Portfolio Specialist
Chuck Knudsen is a portfolio specialist in the Equity Division of T. Rowe Price.
Years at
T. Rowe Price
12
Years investment experience
30
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: MSCI. 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.

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.

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 © 2019 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.

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.

The Morningstar rating is sourced from Morningstar.

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