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Strategy

Middle East & Africa Equity

The Middle East & Africa Equity Composite seeks long-term capital appreciation through investing across the region in companies who are experiencing strong earnings growth and trading at reasonable valuations relative to market/sector averages.

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

Tracking Error
(5 Years)

0.14%
3.92%

1YR Return (Net)
(View Total Returns)

Information Ratio
(5 Years)

54.80%
0.24

Inception Date 30-Sep-2007

Performance figures calculated in USD

Seun Oyegunle, CFA
Seun Oyegunle, CFA, Portfolio Manager

Seun Oyegunle is the portfolio manager of the Africa & Middle East Fund in the Equity Division. 

 

Strategy

Investment Approach

  • The strategy is growth orientated, unconstrained and designed to deliver strong absolute performance.
  • Stock selection is driven by fundamental analysis seeking to identify the best companies with attractive valuations and earnings that are growing faster than their local, regional or global peers.
  • In investment frontiers such as the Middle East and Africa market, inefficiencies are likely to be significant. One of the core tenets of our investment strategy is that stocks are frequently mispriced.
  • Focus on finding companies with above-average revenue growth, strong management and good corporate governance.
  • The bottom-up, stock specific approach is supported by a top-down perspective focusing on macro and micro-factors mainly at the country level.
  • A broad opportunity set allows for greater flexibility in the pursuit of alpha.
  • Manager with an established track record of investing in emerging markets supported by a dedicated analyst team.

Portfolio Construction

  • Typically 50-80 stocks
  • Individual positions typically range from 2.0%-8.0%
  • Country and sector weights unconstrained
  • Cash reserves 1%-5%

Holdings

Total
Holdings
45
Largest Holding Naspers 11.75% Was (31-Dec-2020) 11.06%
Other View Full Holdings Quarterly data as of  31-Mar-2021
Top 10 Holdings 53.95% View Top 10 Holdings Monthly data as of  31-Mar-2021

Top Purchase

Saudi Kayan Petrochemical (N)
1.49%
Was (31-Dec-2020) 0%

Top Sale

Attijariwafa Bank
0.72%
Was (31-Dec-2020) 2.73%

Quarterly Data as of 31-Mar-2021

Sectors

Total
Sectors
8
Largest Sector Financials 42.23% Was (31-Dec-2020) 43.89%
Other View complete Sector Diversification

Monthly Data as of 31-Mar-2021

Benchmark: MSCI Arabian Markets & Africa 10/40 IMI Index

Top Contributor^

Financials
Net Contribution 1.25%
Sector
-0.05%
Selection 1.30%

Top Detractor^

Materials
Net Contribution -0.80%
Sector
-0.56%
Selection
-0.24%

^Relative

Quarterly Data as of 31-Mar-2021

Largest Overweight

Consumer Discretionary
By9.38%
Portfolio 20.52%
Benchmark 11.14%

Largest Underweight

Materials
By-11.57%
Portfolio 8.14%
Benchmark 19.70%

Monthly Data as of 31-Mar-2021

Countries

Total
Countries
13
Largest Country South Africa 34.10% Was (31-Dec-2020) 34.22%
Other View complete Country Diversification

Monthly Data as of 31-Mar-2021

Benchmark: MSCI Arabian Markets & Africa 10/40 IMI Index

Top Contributor^

Saudi Arabia
Net Contribution 0.81%
Country
-0.25%
Selection 1.06%

Top Detractor^

South Africa
Net Contribution -0.62%
Country
0.03%
Selection
-0.65%

^Relative

Quarterly Data as of 31-Mar-2021

Largest Overweight

United Kingdom
By7.92%
Portfolio 7.92%
Benchmark 0.00%

Largest Underweight

Kuwait
By-5.31%
Portfolio 0.46%
Benchmark 5.77%

Monthly Data as of 31-Mar-2021

Team (As of 13-Jul-2021)

Seun Oyegunle, CFA

Seun Oyegunle is the portfolio manager of the Africa & Middle East Fund in the Equity Division. 

Seun’s investment experience began in 2009, and he has been with T. Rowe Price since 2013, beginning as a research analyst, covering retail and other sectors across a number of emerging markets, in the Emerging Markets department of the Equity Division. Prior to this, Seun was employed by Asset and Research Management Ltd. as an analyst covering the consumer goods sector. He also was employed by Vetiva Capital Management Ltd.

Seun earned an M.B.A. in finance from the University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School, and a B.Sc. in chemical engineering from the University of Lagos. Seun also has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.

CFA® and Chartered Financial Analyst® are registered trademarks owned by CFA Institute.

  • Portfolio manager
    since
    2020
  • Years at
    T. Rowe Price
    7
  • Years investment
    experience
    11
Leigh Innes

Leigh Innes is a Director of Research in the International Equity Division. She also is a vice president of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc., and T. Rowe Price International Ltd.

Leigh’s investment experience began in 1997, and she has been with T. Rowe Price since 2002, beginning as an investment analyst, a portfolio manager, and a portfolio specialist for Emerging Markets Equity. Prior to T. Rowe Price, Leigh was employed by Merrill Lynch as a fund manager/analyst covering Latin America.

Leigh earned an M.A., with honors, in mathematics from Oxford University. She also has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.

CFA® and Chartered Financial Analyst® are registered trademarks owned by CFA Institute.

  • Years at
    T. Rowe Price
    18
  • Years investment
    experience
    23