Building on a solid foundation
T. Rowe Price established a local Canadian presence in 2007 with the opening of our Toronto office, enhancing the firm’s service capabilities for a growing list of Canadian clients. Our dedicated team continues to partner with a diverse and growing client base in Canada, providing a range of investment management solutions, including separate accounts, pooled funds, subadvisory and related services.
Today, with more than 10 years of experience serving institutional clients in Canada, we are an established industry leader with a reputation for intellectual rigour and integrity, with a high degree of stability.
We leverage these attributes to grow our capabilities across a full range of equity, fixed income, and multi-asset strategies across multiple capitalizations, sectors, styles, and regions. And we continuously invest in solutions and services that help our Canadian clients maximize the potential of their long-term investments.
So, how is the T. Rowe Price approach to identifying potential investments distinctive?
Going beyond the numbers
We don’t stop at surface-level analysis. Instead, over 550 of our investment professionals go out in the field to find the answers we need. They seek to uncover more opportunities for our clients and are constantly on the lookout—analyzing the markets and the companies within them. By meeting with executives and employees, they can ask the right questions to gain a better understanding of where a company stands today and where it could go in the future.*
Our investment professionals leverage the firm’s size, resources, and rigorous proprietary research to go deeper. We combine our passion for understanding with experience. T. Rowe Price portfolio managers have invested in all kinds of markets, and they understand the geopolitical and economic factors that can affect your investments. With this combination of understanding and experience, we strive to carefully manage risk while maximizing value for our clients over longer time horizons.
The firm’s success follows from the success of our clients, and we strive to build long-term, mutually beneficial relationships—one mandate or retirement plan at a time.
Historically, this approach has helped us to better serve our clients through the fundamentals of good stock selection and a macro-level understanding of global markets and economies.
Embracing multiple perspectives
We look at opportunities from a number of perspectives in order to see the full potential, as well as any pitfalls, which others might miss.
This approach to active management involves constantly sharing views between experts from diverse disciplines, across geographic regions, and with portfolio managers. Macro-level views are also contrasted with information gathered on the ground. In fact, our equity and credit analysts often travel together to visit the management of jointly covered companies to share in each other’s insights and understanding.
Overall, we believe that our culture of collaboration enables us to administer robust risk management and generate long-term results for clients.
Challenging conventional wisdom
Our experience shows that strong proprietary research is essential to value-added active management.
This “bottom-up” approach to active management forms the foundation for thousands of investment decisions every year. And it helps ensure that we remain on the right side of changes impacting our Canadian-based clients—whether related to disruptive technology or market forces.
By meeting management teams face-to-face, we seek to understand how a company’s specific market strategies and company dynamics fit into this larger landscape of change. In these meetings, we challenge our own preconceptions and those of the management team. This often results in penetrating dialogue with revealing insights.
Research is the lifeblood of our investment process, and as such, it is critical to our ability to construct equity, fixed income, and multi-asset strategies that instill confidence in our clients.
Putting clients first
Of all the principles upon which T. Rowe Price was founded, putting our clients first stands above all others.
*Investment staff as of 12/31/2018. Includes 83 portfolio managers, 24 associate portfolio managers, 10 regional portfolio managers, 12 sector portfolio managers, 165 investment analysts/credit analysts, 49 quantitative analysts, 14 solutions associates, 50 associate analysts, 32 portfolio specialists/generalists, 2 strategists, 9 specialty analysts, 64 traders, 14 trading analysts, 2 economists, 54 portfolio modeling associates, and 23 management associates.