Seeking to select superior stocks from the broadest global equity opportunity set.
Investment ObjectiveTo increase the value of its shares, over the long term, through growth in the value of its investments. The fund invests mainly in a diversified portfolio of stocks of companies that have the potential for above-average and sustainable rates of earnings growth. The companies may be anywhere in the world, including emerging markets.
- Single decision-maker provides clear accountability.
- Identify “best ideas” by assessing companies in a global sector context, using bottom-up approach to create focused, high conviction portfolio.
- Global research platform uses fundamental analysis to identify companies with superior and sustainable growth prospects, and improving fundamentals.
- Macroeconomic and local market factors are integrated in stock selection decisions.
- Valuation appeal is measured against local market and broad sector opportunity set.
- Broad range of large-cap stocks, incorporating developed and emerging markets.
- Number of holdings: Typically around 130 holdings.
- Individual positions: Typically 0.3%-3.0%, maximum 5%
- Emerging markets exposure: +/- 15% of benchmark
- Broad sector ranges: +/- 10% of benchmark
- Country ranges: +/- 10% of benchmark (USA is +/- 20%)
- Currency hedging: Currency views incorporated in stock selection
- Cash target range: Typically less than 5%
- Expected tracking error: 300 to 700 basis points
|1 YR||3 YR
|Indicative Benchmark %||16.04%||11.03%||8.51%||8.07%|
|Excess Return %||6.47%||6.91%||3.97%||3.36%|
|1 YR||3 YR
|Indicative Benchmark %||26.60%||12.44%||8.41%||8.29%|
|Excess Return %||4.75%||5.85%||3.32%||2.87%|
|Month to DateData as of 21-Feb-2020||Quarter to DateData as of 21-Feb-2020||Year to DateData as of 21-Feb-2020||1 MonthData as of 31-Jan-2020||3 MonthsData as of 31-Jan-2020|
|Indicative Benchmark %||2.61%||1.48%||1.48%||-1.10%||4.88%|
|Excess Return %||0.14%||4.47%||4.47%||4.21%||5.03%|
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.
Please note that no management fees are charged to the S and J share classes. No administration agent fees are charged to the J class. Fee arrangements for the S and J classes are made directly with the investment manager. Please see the prospectus for further information.
Where the base currency of the fund differs from the share class currency, exchange rate movements may affect returns.
Returns shown with reinvestment of dividends after the deduction of withholding taxes.
Effective 1 July 2018, the "net" version of the indicative benchmark replaced the "gross" version of the indicative benchmark. The "net" version of the indicative benchmark assumes the reinvestment of dividends after the deduction of withholding taxes applicable to the country where the dividend is paid; as such, the returns of the new benchmark are more representative of the returns experienced by investors in foreign issuers. Historical benchmark performance has been restated accordingly.
Largest Top Contributor^
Largest Top Detractor^
Consumer DiscretionaryNet Contribution 1.28%
Consumer StaplesNet Contribution -0.69%
Scott Berg is the portfolio manager for the T. Rowe Price Global Growth Equity Strategy and a vice president of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc.
Mr. Berg has 17 years of investment experience, all of which have been with T. Rowe Price. He joined the firm in 2002 as a research analyst covering the business services sector after serving as a summer intern in 2001. In 2005, he joined the global equity team as an associate portfolio manager and in 2008 launched the Global Growth Equity Strategy. Prior to T. Rowe Price, he was the manager of financial analysis and planning for Mead Consumer and Office Products. Previously, Mr. Berg was also employed by McKinsey & Company as a business analyst and was a core team member on the firm's global growth initiative.
Mr. Berg graduated first in his class from Macquarie University in Australia, with a B.Ec. in actuarial studies and finance. He also holds an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he again graduated at the top of his class. Mr. Berg has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
- Fund manager2011
- Years at17
T. Rowe Price
- Years investment17
Hari Balkrishna is an associate portfolio manager for the Global Growth Equity Strategy in the Equity Division of T. Rowe Price. Mr. Balkrishna is a vice president of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. and T. Rowe Price International Ltd.
Mr. Balkrishna has 12 years of investment experience. He completed an internship at T. Rowe Price in 2009. Prior to joining the firm in 2010, he worked at Goldman Sachs, Sydney, Australia, in the financial institutions group of the Investment Banking Division.
Mr. Balkrishna has a bachelor of commerce in finance and accounting (university medal and first-class honours) from the University of New South Wales and also has earned an M.B.A., with distinction, from Harvard Business School.
- Fund manager2015
- Years at9
T. Rowe Price
- Years investment12
Kurt Umbarger is the regional head of the Equity Investment Specialist Group of T. Rowe Price. Previously, he was a global equity portfolio specialist in the International Equity Division. He is a vice president of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc., and T. Rowe Price International Ltd.
Mr. Umbarger has 26 years of investment experience, all of which have been at T. Rowe Price. He joined the firm in 1992 and has been a portfolio specialist since 2001. Prior to joining the global equity team in 2005, Mr. Umbarger worked with the international and emerging market equity teams. As a portfolio specialist, he has traveled the world, working closely with institutional clients, consultants, and prospects.
Mr. Umbarger earned a B.S. in finance from Towson University and an M.S.F. in finance from Loyola University Maryland. He also has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a Series 6, 7, 63, and 65 registered representative.
- Years at27
T. Rowe Price
- Years investment27
Laurence Taylor is a portfolio specialist in the Equity Division at T. Rowe Price, representing the firm's global equity strategies to institutional clients, consultants and prospects. Mr. Taylor is a vice president of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. and T. Rowe Price International Ltd.
Mr. Taylor has 19 years of investment experience, 10 of which have been with T. Rowe Price. Prior to joining the firm in 2008, Mr. Taylor was a quantitative portfolio manager at AXA Rosenberg, with responsibility for European institutional clients, and began his career at Hewitt Associates in the UK investment practice. At Hewitt, Mr. Taylor provided investment advice to European institutions as a client-facing consultant before specializing in the research and selection of global and regional equity managers in the manager research team.
Mr. Taylor obtained his B.A., with honours, from Greenwich University and has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
- Years at11
T. Rowe Price
- Years investment20
|Share Class||Minimum Initial Investment and Holding Amount (USD)||Minimum Subsequent Investment (USD)||Minimum Redemption Amount (USD)||Sales Charge (up to)||Investment Management Fee (up to)||Ongoing Charges|
|Class A||$15,000||$100||$100||5.00%||160 basis points||1.77%|
|Class I||$2,500,000||$100,000||$0||0.00%||75 basis points||0.82%|
|Class Q||$15,000||$100||$100||0.00%||75 basis points||0.92%|
|Class S||$10,000,000||$0||$0||0.00%||0 basis points||0.07%|
Please note that the Ongoing Charges figure is inclusive of the Investment Management Fee and is charged per annum.