Strategy

Emerging Europe Equity

The Emerging Europe Equity Composite seeks long-term capital appreciation primarily through investment in companies in eastern Europe, Russia, Middle East, and northern Africa, with faster earnings growth and reasonable valuation levels relative to market/sector averages.

3YR Return Annualised (Net)
(View Total Returns)

Tracking Error
(5 Years)

-5.86%
5.84%

1YR Return (Net)
(View Total Returns)

Information Ratio
(5 Years)

-21.64%
0.25

Inception Date 30-Sep-2000

Performance figures calculated in EUR

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Ulle Adamson
Ulle Adamson, Portfolio Manager

Ulle Adamson is a portfolio manager in the Equity Division at T. Rowe Price. She is the portfolio manager for the Emerging Europe Equity Strategy. Ms. Adamson is a vice president and an Investment Advisory Committee member of the Emerging Markets Equity Strategy and Emerging Markets Discovery Equity Strategy. She is a vice president of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. and T. Rowe Price International Ltd.

 

Valuations and performance are computed in USD and converted to EUR. When converting U.S. Dollar composite returns, benchmarks, dispersion and asset data, the same exchange rate source is used consistently. Total returns in non-U.S. Dollar currencies are calculated by adjusting U.S. Dollar performance by the percent change in the U.S. Dollar/foreign currency exchange rate (as determined by an independent third party) for the time periods selected. Net of fees performance is calculated using the currency-converted gross performance and then deducting the highest applicable EUR fee without the benefit of breakpoints. 

Strategy

Investment Approach

  • Employ fundamental analysis to identify companies with sustainable above-market earnings growth rates.
  • Focus on franchise strength, management team quality, free cash flow, and financing/balance sheet structure.
  • Verify relative valuation appeal versus both local market and region.
  • Apply negative screening for macroeconomic and political factors to temper bottom-up enthusiasm for specific securities.

Portfolio Construction

  • Typically 30-60 stock portfolio.
  • Individual positions typically range from 0.50% to 10.00% — average position size of 2.00% to 3.00%.
  • Country and sector weights unconstrained.
  • Reserves typically range from 0% to 5%.

Holdings

Total
Holdings
36
Largest Holding Sberbank of Russia 13.02% Was (31-Dec-2019) 14.03%
Other View Full Holdings Quarterly data as of 31-Mar-2020
Top 10 Holdings 64.42% View Top 10 Holdings Monthly data as of 31-Mar-2020

Top Purchase

MMC Norilsk Nickel
6.92%
Was (31-Dec-2019) 2.86%

Top Sale

Mail.Ru
3.95%
Was (31-Dec-2019) 5.77%

Quarterly Data as of 31-Mar-2020

Sectors

Total
Sectors
10
Largest Sector Financials 34.00% Was (31-Dec-2019) 35.56%
Other View complete Sector Diversification

Monthly Data as of 31-Mar-2020

Benchmark: MSCI Emerging Markets Europe Index

Top Contributor^

Information Technology
Net Contribution 0.84%
Sector
0.84%
Selection 0.00%

Top Detractor^

Materials
Net Contribution -1.23%
Sector
-1.40%
Selection
0.17%

^Relative

Quarterly Data as of 31-Mar-2020

Largest Overweight

Financials
By7.81%
Portfolio 34.00%
Benchmark 26.19%

Largest Underweight

Energy
By-9.74%
Portfolio 29.68%
Benchmark 39.43%

Monthly Data as of 31-Mar-2020

Countries

Total
Countries
11
Largest Country Russia 67.40% Was (31-Dec-2019) 66.41%
Other View complete Country Diversification

Monthly Data as of 31-Mar-2020

Benchmark: MSCI Emerging Markets Europe Index

Top Contributor^

United States
Net Contribution 0.84%
Country
0.84%
Selection 0.00%

Top Detractor^

Russia
Net Contribution -0.78%
Country
-0.07%
Selection
-0.71%

^Relative

Quarterly Data as of 31-Mar-2020

Largest Overweight

United States
By3.39%
Portfolio 3.39%
Benchmark 0.00%

Largest Underweight

Poland
By-7.43%
Portfolio 7.19%
Benchmark 14.62%

Monthly Data as of 31-Mar-2020

Team (As of 10-Jul-2020)

Ulle Adamson

Ulle Adamson is a portfolio manager in the Equity Division at T. Rowe Price. She is the portfolio manager for the Emerging Europe Equity Strategy. Ms. Adamson is a vice president and an Investment Advisory Committee member of the Emerging Markets Equity Strategy and Emerging Markets Discovery Equity Strategy. She is a vice president of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. and T. Rowe Price International Ltd.

Ms. Adamson has 16 years of investment experience, all of which have been at T. Rowe Price. She joined the firm in 2002.

Ms. Adamson earned an M.A. in digital media studies from Sussex University and a B.Sc. in economics and business administration from the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga. She also has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. Ms. Adamson is fluent in Estonian and English and also speaks Russian and Portuguese.

  • Portfolio manager
    since
    2015
  • Years at
    T. Rowe Price
    17
  • Years investment
    experience
    17
Nick Beecroft

Nicholas Beecroft is a portfolio specialist in the Equity Division at T. Rowe Price, representing the firm's global equity strategies. He is a vice president of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. and T. Rowe Price International Ltd.

Mr. Beecroft has 18 years of investment experience, 14 of which have been with T. Rowe Price. He joined the firm in London in 2005 and spent many years working with our emerging markets equity team. Mr. Beecroft has been based in Hong Kong since 2011. Prior to joining T. Rowe Price, he was an investment analyst at Mercer Investment Consulting.

Mr. Beecroft earned a B.A, with honours, in contemporary European studies from the University of Southampton. He also has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

  • Years at
    T. Rowe Price
    15
  • Years investment
    experience
    19

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