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SICAV
Global Technology Equity Fund
An actively managed, global, all-cap fund that seeks to invest in companies that can benefit from innovation in technology. We invest in around 30-80 high conviction ideas seeking to identify secular growth themes and companies positioned on the right side of change. The fund is categorised as Article 8 under Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR).
ISIN LU1244139827
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31-Mar-2024 - Dom Rizzo, Portfolio Manager,
We remain focused on finding companies that sell linchpin or indispensable technology, innovating in secular growth markets, with improving fundamentals and reasonable valuations. We will continue to invest in artificial intelligence-themes (AI) responsibly through digital semiconductor, semi-cap equipment, and memory companies, among others, and to pick up excess-market returns where we can outside of AI.

Overview
Strategy
Fund Summary
Our fundamental company research and bottom-up analysis aims for early identification of disruptive technology trends and to identify future winners and losers of technological change. We invest in primarily mid- to large-sized companies with strong and/or increasing market share and product pipelines that appear to be strategically poised for long-term growth. 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.
30-Jun-2022 - Alan Tu, Portfolio Manager,

Despite the ongoing macroeconomic challenges, we have remained steadfast in our investment approach, which is based on the twin pillars of our careful fundamental research and our willingness to be patient in times of volatility. We believe that our holdings' fundamentals have remained largely consistent throughout this volatile period, helping to reinforce our conviction and continued focus on longer-term prospects.

Software

Within software, we invest in companies that benefit from strong secular growth drivers, sustaining demand in the face of macro uncertainty, and have limited supply chain exposure. Many of the software companies that we favor develop innovative solutions that are valued by their customers precisely for their ability to create greater efficiencies. We believe these efficiencies should lead to higher productivity and lower costs.

  • We initiated a position in Salesforce, a leading provider of customer relationship management software. Shares dropped mid-quarter on concerns that protracted economic weakness could undermine enterprise technology spending, and we believe this created an attractive valuation for a company that is in a privileged market position and has a long growth runway driven by businesses prioritizing how they attract and serve customers. We also believe in management's efforts to make the business more profitable.
  • We downsized our position in Okta, a company providing software services for identity management solutions. Okta was negatively impacted by a security incident earlier in the year. However, we believe an increasingly mobile workforce, along with growing demand from enterprises for more robust network security, represents strong secular tailwinds for the firm.
  • We reduced our position in Hubspot, a provider of marketing and customer relationship management software for small businesses. Although e-commerce has decelerated and consumer spending has weakened, we believe HubSpot should continue to benefit from its strong management team, the secular shift from offline-to-online interactions, and the prospects for increased durable growth as it moves upmarket.

Semiconductors

We trimmed our position in semiconductors and maintained an underweight position given our concerns over the inventory cycle. However, we are becoming more constructive on certain holdings within the space given the recent increase in data center spending.

  • We sold shares in Taiwan Semiconductors, the world's largest dedicated foundry of semiconductor manufacturer capacity. We believe the company's sustained tech leadership in the semiconductor space and broadening demand from smartphones to personal computing, data centers, and automotive components can help it overcome cyclical demands within the industry. While we remain constructive on the position, we trimmed our holdings to capture some long-term profits.

Internet

Seeking to balance risk and reward, we trimmed certain names in internet, especially companies that are facing regulatory risks or increased competition.

  • MercadoLibre is the premier e-commerce marketplace in Latin America. We trimmed our position given signs of slowing online growth. While we continue to appreciate the company's vibrant marketplace ecosystem and proven experience in building two-sided networks, we have increased cautiousness on the company's ability to overdeliver on commerce volume growth expectations as we cycle through two years of elevated pandemic-related comparables in the quarters ahead.
  • We sold shares in Etsy to reduce our position size and on concerns about macroeconomic headwinds and slowing e-commerce demand. Etsy is an online marketplace for unique, creative, and often homemade goods that employs a flywheel strategy to drive organic revenue growth. We value the company for its strong market position, global growth opportunity, and very large total addressable market.

Media and Entertainment

We added to select holdings in the media and entertainment space.

  • We added to Roblox on recent weakness. We are attracted to the powerful social network effects Roblox utilizes in drawing in new active users and creators. This sets up a positive feedback loop and helps the platform widen its moat, expand its addressable market, and potentially deliver durable earnings.

Industrials

Supply chain problems continued to hamper electric vehicle makers' ability to meet robust demand. We reduced our exposure to the subsector during the quarter.

  • We sold shares of Tesla. Performance lagged as the company dealt with mixed messaging on staffing levels and production issues. We appreciate Tesla's ability to leverage its advantages in manufacturing, software, and brand, and we expect it to eventually be able to move down the cost curve and unlock new parts of the market while increasing unit margins. However, we sold shares during the period to manage risk/reward.
  • We eliminated our position in the electric vehicle manufacturer and developer Rivian Automotive. While the company reduced cash burn and has a projected liquidity runway to 2025 to provide runway for its production ramp-up, we sold shares on the belief that it remains a long road to scale. We feel the company will have to walk an execution tightrope to profitably produce its models, especially its SUV and pickup truck, and continue to add production volume while coming down the cost curve.
31-Jan-2024 - Dom Rizzo, Portfolio Manager,
We believe that enterprise software companies are the best conduit to artificial intelligence (AI) and will drive a powerful narrative in the market. We expect that application companies will benefit from price increases as they integrate AI into their products and charge for the value this new-found productivity provides. Infrastructure and data operations companies will also likely benefit from the additional software that will be written due to how much easier AI will make software development. One of our largest holdings in software is displaying strength in layering AI capabilities into its already-attractive suite of products, which creates new growth opportunities.

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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.

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.

Daily performance data is based on the latest available NAV.  

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.

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