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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.

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Strategy

Floating Rate Bank Loan

The Floating Rate Bank Loan Composite seeks high current income and capital appreciation primarily through investment in 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)

4.04%
1.55%

1YR Return (Net)
(View Total Returns)

Information Ratio
(5 Years)

7.54%
-0.08

Inception Date 29-Feb-2008

Performance figures calculated in USD

Paul Massaro, CFA
Paul Massaro, CFA, Portfolio Manager

Paul Massaro is head of the Global High Yield team and portfolio manager of the Floating Rate Bank Loan Strategy in the Fixed Income Division. He is president and chairman of the Investment Advisory Committees for the Floating Rate and Institutional Income Funds, executive vice president and chairman for the Floating Rate Multi-Sector Account Portfolios, and a vice president and an Investment Advisory Committee member of the Capital Appreciation Fund. Paul is also an Investment Advisory Committee member of the High Yield Fund, High Yield Multi-Sector Account Portfolios, and the Institutional High Yield Fund and a member of the Fixed Income Steering Committee. Paul is a vice president of T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc., T. Rowe Price Group, Inc., and T. Rowe Price Trust Company.

 

Strategy

Investment Approach

  • Managing Bank Loan securities since 2002
  • Invest primarily in BB- and B-rated loans, with the ability to invest in lower-quality loans and high yield bonds when compelling valuation opportunities arise.
  • Proprietary and independent fundamental research is key — disciplined and consistently applied investment process with emphasis on industries that enjoy stable cash flow and rational competitive environments.
  • Holistic fundamental research – close collaboration between fixed income and equity research analysts provides a complete capital structure perspective and an information advantage
  • Disciplined risk management practices employed in conjunction with broad portfolio diversification to manage risk profile.

Portfolio Construction

  • Diversified portfolio structure: typically 200-300 issuers
  • At least 80% floating rate bank loans and corporate senior floating rate notes
  • Up to 20% in fixed-rate securities including high yield bonds and reserves for liquidity
  • 15% industry exposure maximum
    • Industry exposure typically will range +/- 5% around benchmark weight