Robert W. Sharps, CFA, President, Head of Investments, Group CIO
- B.S., Towson University
- M.B.A. , The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Rob Sharps is president, head of Investments, and group chief investment officer of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. He is chair of the Investment Management Steering Committee and serves on the firm's Management, International Steering, Equity Steering, Fixed Income Steering, Asset Allocation, and Product Strategy Committees.
Rob’s investment experience began in 1996, and he has been with T. Rowe Price since 1997, beginning as an analyst specializing in financial services stocks, including banks, asset managers, and securities brokers, in the U.S. Equity Division. He was the lead portfolio manager of the Institutional Large-Cap Growth Equity Strategy for 15 years until December 2016. Prior to T. Rowe Price, he completed an internship as an equity research analyst at Wellington Management. Rob also was employed by KPMG Peat Marwick as a senior management consultant, where he focused on corporate transactions, before leaving to pursue his M.B.A. in 1995.
Rob earned a B.S., summa cum laude, in accounting from Towson University and an M.B.A. in finance from the University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School. He also has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation. During his portfolio management tenure, T. Rowe Price was twice named Large-Cap Growth Equity Manager of the Year by Institutional Investor magazine. Rob currently serves on the St. Paul's School Board of Trustees and is chair of the Investment Committee. He previously served six years on Towson University's College of Business and Economics Alumni Advisory Board.
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- Years at T. Rowe Price23
- Years investment experience23