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Diversified Income Bond Fund

Formerly Global Multi-Sector Bond Fund

The fund invests mainly in a diversified portfolio of high yield corporate bonds from issuers around the world, including emerging markets.

ISIN LU1244139405 Bloomberg TRPGMSQ:LX

Since Inception Annualised
(View Total Returns)

Total Assets
(USD)

6.11%
$135.3m

1YR Return
(View Total Returns)

Manager Tenure

11.15%
<1yr

Information Ratio

Tracking Error

N/A
N/A

Inception Date 15-Dec-2016

Performance figures calculated in USD

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31-Oct-2019 - Ken Orchard, Portfolio Manager ,
We remain moderately cautious about the asset class over the coming months, but the growth outlook is beginning to look more positive as economic data begins to stabilise. Markets appear to be confident that monetary loosening from the U.S. Federal Reserve, the European Central Bank, and the People’s Bank of China will maintain a friendly environment for risk assets as easier global financial conditions jump-start economic growth.
Kenneth A.  Orchard
Kenneth A. Orchard, Portfolio Manager

Kenneth Orchard is a senior portfolio manager in the Fixed Income Division of T. Rowe Price and a member of the Global Fixed Income Investment team, with responsibility for cochairing the Fixed Income Sector Strategy Advisory Group . He is the portfolio manager for the Global Multi-Sector Bond and Diversified Income Bond Strategies and co-portfolio manager for the International Bond Strategies . He is a vice president of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. and T. Rowe Price International Ltd.

 

Strategy

Investment Objective

To maximise the value of its shares through both growth in the value of, and income from, its investments. The fund invests mainly in a diversified portfolio of high yield corporate bonds from issuers around the world, including emerging markets.

Investment Approach

  • To seek diversified sources of income and return by utilizing the full global opportunity set and managing risk.
    • Active tactical allocation across an expanded global opportunity set of 14 fixed income sectors, 80+ countries, and 40+ currencies.
    • Best ideas security selection from proprietary global research platform.
    • Actively diversify risk across both quantitative risk factors and qualitative investment themes.
    • Avoid concentration in any one sector or interest rate cycle.
    • Focus on risk-adjusted returns over a medium to long-term horizon.
  • Target tracking error range: 100-500 basis points

Portfolio Construction

  • High-conviction, concentrated approach targeting approximately 125-150 credit issuers across the globe with the flexibility to take meaningful over- and underweight
  • Incorporates a truly global corporate composition using a top-down overlay based on relative and absolute valuation characteristics across regions, countries, credit qualities and industries to complement core bottom-up position selections targeting the following regional allocations:
    • U.S. high yield: range of 30%-70%
    • European high yield: range of 10% to 50%
    • Emerging markets: range of 0% to 40%
  • Neutralize currency risk by hedging back into the base currency

Performance (Class Q)

Annualised Performance

  1 YR 3 YR
Annualised
5 YR
Annualised
Since Inception
Annualised
Since Manager Inception
Annualised
Fund % 11.15% N/A N/A 6.11% 11.15%
Indicative Benchmark % 10.67% N/A N/A 4.94% 10.67%
Excess Return % 0.48% N/A N/A 1.17% 0.48%

Inception Date 15-Dec-2016

Manager Inception Date 31-Oct-2018

Indicative Benchmark: Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggregate Bond USD Hedged Index

Data as of  31-Oct-2019

  1 YR 3 YR
Annualised
5 YR
Annualised
Since Inception
Annualised
Fund % 9.78% N/A N/A 6.07%
Indicative Benchmark % 10.65% N/A N/A 5.16%
Excess Return % -0.87% N/A N/A 0.91%

Inception Date 15-Dec-2016

Indicative Benchmark: Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggregate Bond USD Hedged Index

Data as of  30-Sep-2019

Performance figures calculated in USD

Recent Performance

  Month to DateData as of 18-Nov-2019 Quarter to DateData as of 18-Nov-2019 Year to DateData as of 18-Nov-2019 1 MonthData as of 31-Oct-2019 3 MonthsData as of 31-Oct-2019
Fund % 0.08% 0.68% 9.60% 0.59% 1.28%
Indicative Benchmark % -0.40% -0.58% 8.13% -0.17% 1.62%
Excess Return % 0.48% 1.26% 1.47% 0.76% -0.34%

Inception Date 15-Dec-2016

Indicative Benchmark: Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggregate Bond USD Hedged Index

Indicative Benchmark: Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggregate Bond USD Hedged Index

Performance figures calculated in USD

Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance.  Source for fund performance: T. Rowe Price. Fund performance is calculated using the official NAV with dividends reinvested, if any. The value of an investment and any income from it can go down as well as up. Investors may get back less than the amount invested. It will be affected by changes in the exchange rate between the base currency of the fund and the subscription currency, if different. Sales charges (up to a maximum of 5% for the A Class), taxes and other locally applied costs have not been deducted and if applicable, they will reduce the performance figures. 

Where the base currency of the fund differs from the share class currency, exchange rate movements may affect returns.

31-Oct-2019 - Ken Orchard, Portfolio Manager ,
The portfolio outperformed the Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggregate (USD Hedged) Index in October. Our underweight duration exposure in developed markets drove outperformance as sovereign yields rose across most maturities. Our U.S. duration positioning, most of which is held at the front-end of the curve, also benefitted from the announcement of a third 25-basis-point rate cut by the U.S. Federal Reserve. Within currencies, our long position in the Czech koruna boosted returns. Investors increased their appetite for risk in October, and the Czech National Bank’s hawkish stance were tailwinds. Our long exposure in the Mexican peso and Brazilian real performed well given a weakening U.S. dollar and increased optimism for a trade deal between the U.S. and China. Overall sector allocation was mostly flat, but the allocation to emerging market corporates benefitted returns. Underweighting global investment-grade corporate bonds held back returns as spread tightening led them to meaningfully outperform.

Holdings

Issuers

Top
Issuers
10
Top 10 Issuers 24.77% Was (30-Sep-2019) 27.07%
Other View Top 10 Issuers

Monthly data as of 31-Oct-2019

Holdings

Total
Holdings
298
Largest Holding U.S. Treasury Notes 3.56% Was (30-Jun-2019) 2.82%
Top 10 Holdings 20.49%
Other View Full Holdings Quarterly data as of 30-Sep-2019

Quality Rating View quality analysis

  Largest Overweight Largest Underweight
Quality Rating BB A
By % 18.95% -13.00%
Fund 19.46% 11.66%
Indicative Benchmark 0.51% 24.66%

Average Credit Quality

BBB

Monthly Data as of 31-Oct-2019
Indicative Benchmark:  Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggregate Bond USD Hedged Index

Sources for Credit Quality Diversification: Moody's Investors Service and Standard & Poor's (S&P) split ratings (i.e. BB/B and B/CCC) are assigned when the Moody's and S&P ratings differ. Short-Term holdings are not rated.

Maturity View maturity analysis

  Largest Overweight Largest Underweight
Maturity 5-7 Years 10+ Years
By % 11.86% -16.59%
Fund 27.81% 8.64%
Indicative Benchmark 15.95% 25.23%

Weighted Average Maturity

4.80 Years

Monthly Data as of 31-Oct-2019
Indicative Benchmark:  Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggregate Bond USD Hedged Index

Duration View duration analysis

  Largest Overweight Largest Underweight
Duration Under 1 Year Over 10 Years
By % 13.83% -17.92%
Fund 14.46% 4.91%
Indicative Benchmark 0.63% 22.83%

Weighted Average Duration

3.39 Years

Monthly Data as of 31-Oct-2019
Indicative Benchmark:  Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggregate Bond USD Hedged Index

Sectors

Total
Sectors
7
Largest Sector Global Sovereign 40.50% Was (30-Sep-2019) 45.39%
Other View complete Sector Diversification

Monthly Data as of 31-Oct-2019

Indicative Benchmark: Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggregate Bond USD Hedged Index

Largest Overweight

Global High Yield
By13.75%
Fund 13.75%
Indicative Benchmark 0.00%

Largest Underweight

Global Sovereign
By-25.99%
Fund 40.50%
Indicative Benchmark 66.49%

Monthly Data as of 31-Oct-2019

31-Oct-2019 - Ken Orchard, Portfolio Manager ,
With most sector valuations looking fair, we added to the portfolio’s target exposure for emerging market corporate bonds from cash. We believe the sector may perform well with many central banks remaining accommodative and economic growth expected to rebound next year. Positioning appears light enough that spreads may move tighter when growth starts to improve. We also added credit risk by selling protection on investment grade CDX.

Regions

Total
Regions
7
Largest Region North America 38.72% Was (30-Jun-2019) 33.30%
Other View complete Region Diversification

Monthly Data as of 30-Sep-2019

Indicative Benchmark: Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggregate Bond USD Hedged Index

Largest Overweight

Latin America
By10.13%
Fund 11.26%
Indicative Benchmark 1.13%

Largest Underweight

Japan
By-14.40%
Fund 2.10%
Indicative Benchmark 16.50%

Monthly Data as of 30-Sep-2019

Countries

Total
Countries
57
Largest Country United States 34.30% Was (30-Sep-2019) 36.66%
Other View complete Country Diversification

Monthly Data as of 31-Oct-2019

Indicative Benchmark: Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggregate Bond USD Hedged Index

Largest Overweight

Brazil
By5.29%
Fund 5.35%
Indicative Benchmark 0.05%

Largest Underweight

Japan
By-13.98%
Fund 2.07%
Indicative Benchmark 16.06%

Monthly Data as of 31-Oct-2019

31-Oct-2019 - Ken Orchard, Portfolio Manager ,
As we expect higher yields and steeper curves across core developed markets, we maintain our underweight duration positioning in Europe, Japan, and the U.K., and trimmed U.S. duration. The fund is long local rates in Brazil, India, Mexico, and Indonesia.

Currency

Total
Currencies
25
Largest Currency U.S. dollar 89.63% Was (30-Sep-2019) 89.83%
Other View complete Currency Diversification

Monthly Data as of 31-Oct-2019

Indicative Benchmark : Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggregate Bond USD Hedged Index

Largest Overweight

U.S. dollar
By 44.50%
Fund 89.63%
Indicative Benchmark 45.13%

Largest Underweight

euro
By -27.53%
Fund -3.73%
Indicative Benchmark 23.80%

Monthly Data as of 31-Oct-2019

31-Oct-2019 - Ken Orchard, Portfolio Manager ,
We made no significant changes in the fund’s currency positioning in October. The fund maintains long exposures in select emerging market currencies for income purposes and remains short the U.S. dollar.

Team (As of 31-Aug-2019)

Kenneth A.  Orchard

Kenneth Orchard is a senior portfolio manager in the Fixed Income Division of T. Rowe Price and a member of the Global Fixed Income Investment team, with responsibility for cochairing the Fixed Income Sector Strategy Advisory Group . He is the portfolio manager for the Global Multi-Sector Bond and Diversified Income Bond Strategies and co-portfolio manager for the International Bond Strategies . He is a vice president of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. and T. Rowe Price International Ltd.

Mr. Orchard has 15 years of investment experience, eight of which have been with T. Rowe Price. Prior to joining the firm in 2010, he worked as a senior credit officer for the Sovereign Risk Group at Moody's Investors Service, where he helped design and review its sovereign rating methodology. Mr. Orchard also worked as a senior economist for Emerging Market Economics in London and as an assistant portfolio manager for HSBC Asset Management in Vancouver.

Mr. Orchard earned a B.A. in international relations from the University of British Columbia and an M.Sc. in public financial policy from the London School of Economics. He also has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

  • Fund manager
    since
    2018
  • Years at
    T. Rowe Price
    9
  • Years investment
    experience
    16
Terry  A.  Moore

Terry Moore is a portfolio specialist in the Fixed Income Division of T. Rowe Price. He is a member of the Global Multi-Sector, Dynamic Global Bond, International Bond, and Customized Fixed Income Solutions teams, working closely with clients, consultants, and prospects. Mr. Moore is a vice president of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc.

Mr. Moore has 22 years of investment experience, eight of which have been at T. Rowe Price. Prior to joining the firm in 2009, he was a portfolio manager and principal with Smith Breeden Associates, where he managed a variety of fixed income portfolios with a focus on residential mortgage-backed securities. He also worked at Goldman Sachs & Co. trading asset-backed securities.

Mr. Moore earned a B.A. in economics and political science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an M.B.A. from Duke University, The Fuqua School of Business, where he was a Fuqua Scholar. He also has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

  • Years at
    T. Rowe Price
    9
  • Years investment
    experience
    23

Fee Schedule

Share Class Minimum Initial Investment and Holding Amount Minimum Subsequent Investment Minimum Redemption Amount Sales Charge (up to) Investment Management Fee (up to) Ongoing Charges
Class A $15,000 $100 $100 5.00% 100 basis points 1.17%
Class I $2,500,000 $100,000 $0 0.00% 50 basis points 0.60%
Class Q $15,000 $100 $100 0.00% 50 basis points 0.67%

Please note that the Ongoing Charges figure is inclusive of the Investment Management Fee and is charged per annum.

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