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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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Global Multi-Sector Bond

The Global Multi-Sector Bond Composite seeks high income and some capital appreciation primarily through investment in sectors and securities within the Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggregate Bond USD Hedged Index. The strategy may also invest in bank loans, non-agency MBS, and convertible bonds.

3YR Return Annualised (Net)
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Tracking Error
(5 Years)


1YR Return (Net)
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Information Ratio
(5 Years)


Inception Date 31-Dec-2008

Performance figures calculated in USD

Kenneth A.  Orchard
Kenneth A. Orchard, Lead Portfolio Manager

Kenneth Orchard is a senior portfolio manager in the Fixed Income Division and a member of the Global Fixed Income Investment team. He is a vice president of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc., and T. Rowe Price International Ltd.



Investment Approach

  • Designed to generate alpha through effective combination of top-down sector allocation, currency positioning, and interest rate management with high-conviction, bottom-up security selection from our specialized global research platform.
  • Flexible investment mandate seeks to increase the potential for excess return in a diversified, multi-sector portfolio by tactically allocating across a global opportunity set of 15 sectors, including below-investment grade and non-U.S. dollar-denominated securities.
  • Actively diversify risk across both quantitative risk factors and qualitative investment themes
  • Our Global Multi-Sector Bond Strategy offers flexibility to incorporate a wide range of strategy designs and customized benchmarks, including both total return and flexible duration mandates.

Portfolio Construction

  • Base strategy target tracking error range: 200-500 basis points
  • Up to 50% of assets may be unhedged to exploit currency valuation opportunities Profile can be tailored to specific client risk tolerances
  • Benchmark Details:
    • Base strategy: Bloomberg Global Aggregate USD Hedged Index
    • Ability to create custom benchmarks in a variety of base currencies and flexible duration mandates