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T. Rowe Price ("TRP") claims compliance with the Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS®) and has prepared and presented this report in compliance with the GIPS standards. T. Rowe Price has been independently verified for the twenty four-year period ended June 30, 2020, by KPMG LLP. The verification report is available upon request. A firm that claims compliance with the GIPS standards must establish policies and procedures for complying with all the applicable requirements of the GIPS standards. Verification provides assurance on whether the firm’s policies and procedures related to composite and pooled fund maintenance, as well as the calculation, presentation, and distribution of performance, have been designed in compliance with the GIPS standards and have been implemented on a firm-wide basis. Verification does not provide assurance on the accuracy of any specific performance report.

TRP is a U.S. investment management firm with various investment advisers registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the U.K. Financial Conduct Authority, and other regulatory bodies in various countries and holds itself out as such to potential clients for GIPS purposes. TRP further defines itself under GIPS as a discretionary investment manager providing services primarily to institutional clients with regard to various mandates, which include U.S, international, and global strategies but excluding the services of the Private Asset Management group.

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Strategy

Global Investment Grade Corporate Bond

The Global Investment Grade Corporate Bond Composite seeks capital appreciation primarily through investment in fixed income securities, floating rate bank loans and floating rate debt securities rated below investment grade (BB or below) by S&P, Moody’s or another nationally recognized securities rating organization (NRSRO).

3YR Return Annualised (Net)
(View Total Returns)

Tracking Error
(5 Years)

6.44%
1.95%

1YR Return (Net)
(View Total Returns)

Information Ratio
(5 Years)

4.12%
0.17

Inception Date 30-Jun-2015

Performance figures calculated in USD

Steve Boothe, CFA
Steve Boothe, CFA, Portfolio Manager

Steve Boothe is the head of Investment Grade and a portfolio manager in the Fixed Income Division. He has lead portfolio management responsibilities for the Global Investment Grade Corporate Bond and US Investment Grade Corporate Bond Strategies. He is a member of the Sector Strategy Advisory Group, with a focus on global and U.S. investment-grade corporate bond portfolios. Steve is a co-president and cochair of the Investment Advisory Committee of the Corporate Income Fund; an executive vice president and Investment Advisory Committee chairman of the Investment-Grade Corporate Multi-Sector Account Portfolio; and a vice president and Investment Advisory Committee member of the Global Multi-Sector Bond, New Income, and Institutional International Disciplined Equity Funds. In addition, he is a vice president of the Institutional Income, International, Global, and China Evolution Equity Funds and an Investment Advisory Committee member of the Institutional Long Duration Credit, Dynamic Credit, and International Disciplined Equity Funds. Steve also is a member of the Fixed Income Steering, Global Trading, and Core/Core Plus Strategy Committees. He is a vice president of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc., and T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc.

 

Strategy

Investment Approach

  • The investment manager’s approach is based on proprietary fundamental research harvested by our global research platform.
  • The investment process places a strong emphasis on risk management practices and portfolio diversification to manage the overall risk profile.

Portfolio Construction

  • Duration is managed within +/- 20% of benchmark
  • Non-Corporate Credit: 0-20%
  • Below Investment Grade: 0-20%, BB- minimum credit quality at time of purchase
  • Holdings: typically 75-150 Issuers

Countries

Total
Countries
30
Largest Country United States 52.10% Was (30-Jun-2021) 56.95%
Other View complete Country Diversification

Monthly Data as of 30-Sep-2021

Benchmark: Bloomberg Global Aggregate Corporates Bond USD Hedged Index

Largest Overweight

Qatar
By3.31%
Portfolio 3.38%
Benchmark 0.07%

Largest Underweight

France
By-5.75%
Portfolio 0.76%
Benchmark 6.52%

Monthly Data as of 30-Sep-2021