Seeking to uncover the best investment opportunities across the Japanese equity spectrum.
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 widely diversified portfolio of stocks of companies in Japan.
- Macroeconomic factors have a role, but our approach is primarily bottom-up and research driven.
- Growth opportunities are found across the capitalization spectrum and across market sectors.
- Risk is managed at stock, sector, and cap-range levels.
- Portfolio rebalancing is an effective risk management tool.
- Typically 80-110 stock portfolio
- Minimum individual position size is 0.40%
- Individual position sizes can range +/- 2.00% relative to the benchmark
- Sector weightings vary from +/- 10% of the benchmark
- Tracking error expected to range between 300 and 600 bps
- Target reserves less than 5%
|1 YR||3 YR
|Since Manager Inception
|Indicative Benchmark %||10.88%||7.02%||10.11%||10.09%||9.97%|
|Excess Return %||4.23%||3.63%||4.81%||2.84%||3.43%|
|1 YR||3 YR
|Indicative Benchmark %||-0.03%||7.07%||9.07%||8.87%|
|Excess Return %||-1.23%||1.64%||3.72%||2.61%|
|Month to DateData as of 10-Dec-2019||Quarter to DateData as of 10-Dec-2019||Year to DateData as of 10-Dec-2019||1 MonthData as of 30-Nov-2019||3 MonthsData as of 30-Nov-2019|
|Indicative Benchmark %||1.43%||5.94%||22.23%||1.83%||9.71%|
|Excess Return %||-1.01%||2.04%||6.95%||3.75%||2.56%|
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.
Returns shown with reinvestment of dividends after the deduction of withholding taxes.
Effective 1 June 2019, 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^
Nippon Telegraph & TelephoneBy 0.69%
Largest Top Detractor^
SOFTBANK GROUP CORPBy -0.22%
Kyowa Kirin (N)1.71%
MaterialsNet Contribution 0.68%
Information TechnologyNet Contribution -0.88%
It & Services & Others
Archibald Ciganer is a vice president of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. and T. Rowe Price Japan, Inc. As of December 2013, he has been portfolio manager for the Japan Equity Strategy, having previously covered the telecom, transportation, utility, media and consumer sectors as a research analyst in the Equity Division of T. Rowe Price.
Mr. Ciganer has 20 years of investment experience and joined T. Rowe Price in 2007. He began his career as a credit analyst with BNP Paribas in Japan. Subsequently, he served as an associate in the firm's Investment Banking Department and most recently as a vice president in Mergers and Acquisitions, where he handled a number of cross-border transactions for blue chip Japanese and foreign corporates.
Mr. Ciganer graduated from Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (sciences po.) in finance and accounting. Mr. Ciganer has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. Mr. Ciganer is fluent in French, Japanese and English.
- Fund manager2013
- Years at12
T. Rowe Price
- Years investment20
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||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%||160 basis points||1.77%|
|Class I||€2,500,000||€100,000||€0||0.00%||75 basis points||0.85%|
|Class Q||€15,000||€100||€100||0.00%||75 basis points||0.92%|
Please note that the Ongoing Charges figure is inclusive of the Investment Management Fee and is charged per annum.