Firm honored with Exemplary Stewardship Award
T. Rowe Price (NASDAQ-GS: TROW) announced that it has been selected to receive the U.S. 2020 Morningstar Award for Investing Excellence in the Exemplary Stewardship category. The Exemplary Stewardship award recognizes the firm that best demonstrates an investor-focused corporate culture and an alignment of interests between investors and the people who control the destiny of the investment strategies, according to Morningstar.
T. Rowe Price was founded in 1937 by Thomas Rowe Price Jr., who set out with four colleagues to establish an investment counseling firm “with a reputation for the highest character and the soundest investment philosophy.” The company’s reason for being and its actions continue to be guided by these words today, and its associates strive to prioritize client interests above all else.
T. Rowe Price’s fiduciary culture is anchored in the importance of strategic investing, which is driven by rigorous research, critical thinking, prudent risk management, and active, independent decision-making. More than 7,000 T. Rowe Price associates in 16 countries around the world work to provide the highest-quality service to clients.
MORNINGSTAR EXEMPLARY STEWARDSHIP AWARD METHODOLOGY
Nominees are asset managers with investment strategies under coverage by Morningstar manager research analysts. To qualify for the award, the firm must have received a Parent pillar rating of “positive,” or, if one or more of its strategies have been rated under the enhanced ratings methodology launched in November 2019, “High.” The Parent pillar rating measures the quality of a firm’s care of investors’ capital. Nominations are made by Morningstar manager research analysts, then narrowed to a list of finalists. The entire analyst team meets to debate the merits of the finalists. Voting commences immediately thereafter and nominees receiving the most votes are the winners.
ABOUT T. ROWE PRICE
Founded in 1937, Baltimore-based T. Rowe Price (troweprice.com) is a global investment management organization that provides a broad array of mutual funds, subadvisory services, and separate account management for individual and institutional investors, retirement plans, and financial intermediaries. Assets under management as of May 31, 2020, were $1.19 trillion. The organization also offers a variety of sophisticated investment planning and guidance tools. T. Rowe Price's disciplined, risk-aware investment approach focuses on diversification, style consistency, and fundamental research.
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