Emerging Markets Bond Fund

Invests at least 80% in the government or corporate debt securities of emerging nations.

Fund holdings may include the lowest-rated bonds, including those in default. Possible higher short-term volatility than U.S. investments as political instability may impact emerging economies. Investing internationally involves special risks, including economic and political uncertainty and currency fluctuation. To the extent the funds use futures, swaps, and other derivatives, they are exposed to additional volatility and potential losses.

PREMXCUSIP 77956H872
Fund Story Prospectus

Morningstar (Category)

Morningstar
(Overall Rating)1

Emerging Markets Bond
  (224 funds)

Data as of 02/28/2019

Data as of 02/28/2019

Fund Manager Tenure2

Net Assets3
(USD)

24yrs
$5.9b

Data as of 02/28/2019

Data as of 02/28/2019

Price
(USD)

Daily Price Change

$11.70
$-0.03

Data as of 03/22/2019

Data as of 03/22/2019

Morningstar Ratings™ are based on risk-adjusted returns. Click on "Overall Rating" for the fund's 3-, 5-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Ratings™.

Michael J.  Conelius
Michael J. Conelius, Portfolio Manager

Michael Conelius is a portfolio manager in the Fixed Income Division at T. Rowe Price. Mr. Conelius is lead manager of T. Rowe Price's Emerging Markets Bond Strategy. He is a vice president of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc., T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc., and T. Rowe Price International Ltd.

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Strategy

Investment Objective

The fund seeks to provide high income and capital appreciation.

Morningstar Fixed Income Style

Low / Extensive

Data as of 02/28/2019

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Morningstar Rating

Period Rating Funds In Category (Emerging Markets Bond)
Overall 224
3 Years 224
5 Years 174
10 Years 48

The Morningstar Rating™ for funds, or "star rating", is calculated for funds with at least a three-year history. Exchange-traded funds and open-ended mutual funds are considered a single population for comparative purposes. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product's monthly excess performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of products in each product category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics.

Yields & Dividends (Investor Class)

30-Day SEC Standardized Yield
with waiver
5.31%

Data as of 02/28/2019

without waiver
5.31%

Data as of 02/28/2019

30-Day Annualized Dividend Yield
with waiver
5.14%

Data as of 03/22/2019

Monthly Dividend
(USD)
$0.048117037

Data as of 02/28/2019

Monthly Dividend
Rate
0.04%

Data as of 03/22/2019

Average Annual Total Returns (Investor Class)

1 YR
-7.23%
Benchmark
-4.61%
Value
-2.62% -2.15%

Data as of 12/31/2018

3 YR
5.04%
Benchmark
4.74%
Value
0.30% 1.13%
5 YR
3.78%
Benchmark
4.18%
Value
-0.40% -0.07%
10 YR
7.77%
Benchmark
7.79%
Value
-0.02% 0.18%

Expense Ratio

Gross
0.92%
Net
0.92%

Redemption Fee

90 days or less
2.00%

Benchmark: J.P. Morgan Emerging Markets Bond Index Global

Fund Inception: 12/30/1994

Current performance may be lower or higher than the quoted past performance, which cannot guarantee future results. Share price, principal value, and return will vary and you may have a gain or loss when you sell your shares. Average annual total return figures include changes in principal value, reinvested dividends, and capital gain distributions.

The 30-day dividend yield represents the average daily dividends for the 30-day period, annualized and divided by the net asset values per share at the end of the period; it is available the first quarter after the fund's inception. The SEC standardized yield is computed under an SEC standardized formula and reflects an estimated yield to maturity (assuming all portfolio securities are held to maturity); it is available the first month after the fund's inception.

The performance information shown does not reflect the deduction of a 2.00% redemption fee on shares held for 90 days or less; if it did, the performance would be lower.

The gross expense ratio reflects the fund expenses as stated in the fee table of the fund's prospectus prior to the deduction of any waiver or reimbursement. The net expense ratio reflects fund expenses after the deduction of any waiver or reimbursement.  If a fund has an active contractual expense limitation, the expiration date is shown below the gross and net expense ratio values above.  Expense ratios are as of the most recent prospectus.

Current Year Performance (Investor Class)

Daily YTD
7.52%
Benchmark
6.34%
Value
1.18%

Data as of 03/22/2019

Monthly YTD
6.52%
Benchmark
5.07%
Value
1.45%

Data as of 02/28/2019

One Month
0.50%
Benchmark
0.62%
Value
-0.12%
Three Months
7.78%
Benchmark
6.60%
Value
1.18%

Benchmark: J.P. Morgan Emerging Markets Bond Index Global

Fund Inception: 12/30/1994

Asset Allocation

Net Assets
(USD)
$5.9b
Largest Global ex-US Bonds 96.21% $5.7b
Other View complete Asset Allocation

Data as of 02/28/2019

Holdings

Total
Holdings
442
Largest Holding PETROBRAS GLOBAL FINANCE 3.09% Was (09/30/2018) 0.31%
Other View complete Full Holdings
Top 10 Issuers 47.21% View the latest Top 10 Issuers

Data as of 12/31/2018

Quality

N/A

Maturity

Weighted Average

10.54 Years

Duration

Weighted Average

6.58 Years

Top

B
32.51%
Was (01/31/2019) 32.07%

Top

7-10 Years
33.23%
Was (01/31/2019) 33.23%

Top

5-7 Years
34.13%
Was (01/31/2019) 34.99%

Over

B
By 13.24%
Fund 32.51%
Benchmark 19.26%

Over

7-10 Years
By 11.61%
Fund 33.23%
Benchmark 21.62%

Over

5-7 Years
By 10.97%
Fund 34.13%
Benchmark 23.16%

Under

A
By -16.96%
Fund 3.07%
Benchmark 20.03%

Under

10+ Years
By -9.35%
Fund 24.57%
Benchmark 33.92%

Under

1-3 Years
By -9.80%
Fund 8.36%
Benchmark 18.16%

Data as of 02/28/2019

Benchmark: J.P. Morgan Emerging Markets Bond Index Global

Sectors

Total
Sectors
5
Largest Sector Sovereign 52.66% Was (01/31/2019) 53.23%
Other View complete Sector Diversification

Data as of 02/28/2019

Benchmark: J.P. Morgan Emerging Markets Bond Index Global

Over

Corporate
By 18.83%
Fund 18.83%
Benchmark 0.00%

Under

Sovereign
By -22.37%
Fund 52.66%
Benchmark 75.03%

Data as of 02/28/2019

Regions

Total
Regions
5
Largest Region Latin America 45.32% Was (01/31/2019) 46.18%
Other View complete Region Diversification

Data as of 02/28/2019

Benchmark: J.P. Morgan Emerging Markets Bond Index Global

Over

Latin America
By 3.13%
Fund 45.32%
Benchmark 42.18%

Under

Asia
By -5.47%
Fund 16.00%
Benchmark 21.48%

Data as of 02/28/2019

Countries

Total
Countries
61
Largest Country Mexico 12.45% Was (01/31/2019) 13.67%
Other View complete Country Diversification

Data as of 02/28/2019

Benchmark: J.P. Morgan Emerging Markets Bond Index Global

Over

Brazil
By 5.06%
Fund 8.93%
Benchmark 3.87%

Under

China
By -2.19%
Fund 3.12%
Benchmark 5.31%

Data as of 02/28/2019

Numbers may not add due to rounding and/or the exclusion of reserves and other assets.  Excludes cash and derivatives.

Currency

Total
Currencies
23
Largest Currency U.S. dollar 99.22% Was (01/31/2019) 99.03%
Other View complete Currency Diversification

Data as of 02/28/2019

Benchmark: J.P. Morgan Emerging Markets Bond Index Global

Over

Serbia dinar
By 0.26%
Fund 0.26%
Benchmark 0.00%

Under

U.S. dollar
By -0.78%
Fund 99.22%
Benchmark 100.00%

Data as of 02/28/2019

Team (As of )

Michael J.  Conelius

Michael J. Conelius
Portfolio Manager

Michael Conelius is a portfolio manager in the Fixed Income Division at T. Rowe Price. Mr. Conelius is lead manager of T. Rowe Price's Emerging Markets Bond Strategy. He is a vice president of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc., T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc., and T. Rowe Price International Ltd.

  • Fund manager
    since 1994
  • Years at
    T. Rowe Price 30
  • Years investment
    experience 30
Benjamin Robins, CFA

Benjamin Robins, CFA
Portfolio Specialist

Ben Robins is a portfolio specialist in the Fixed Income Division at T. Rowe Price. He supports our emerging market debt strategies, which includes hard currency- and local currency-denominated sovereign and corporate debt, working closely with clients, consultants, and prospects. Mr. Robins is a vice president of T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc.

  • Years at
    T. Rowe Price 2
  • Years investment
    experience 18

For a complete list of the members of the fund's Investment Advisory Committee, please refer to the fund's prospectus.

How to Invest

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Share Class Min Initial Investment (USD) Min Subsequent Investment (USD) 12b-1 Fee Expense Ratio
Gross Net Limitation Type Limitation Expiration Date
Investor Class
Cusip 77956H872
$2,500 $100 0.00% 0.92% 0.92% N/A N/A
Advisor Class
Cusip 77956H492
$2,500 $100 0.25% 1.29% 1.20% Contractual
04/30/2020
I Class
Cusip 77956H534
$1,000,000* N/A 0.00% 0.79% 0.79% N/A
N/A

* Minimum initial investment $1,000,000, certain exceptions may apply. Minimum waived for I Classes offered through Workplace Retirement plans.

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