The Global Focused Growth Equity Composite seeks long-term capital appreciation primarily through investment in established companies operating in developed markets throughout the world, with faster earnings growth and reasonable valuation levels relative to market/sector averages. Further, the strategy seeks to buy companies where there is insight about improving economic returns of the business that are not fully reflected in their valuation.
- 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 stocks across all capitalizations, incorporating developed and emerging markets.
- Number of holdings: typically 60-80 stocks
- Individual positions: Typically 0.5%-5.0%
- Emerging markets exposure: +/-15% of benchmark
- Broad sector ranges: +/-15% 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%, maximum 10%
- Expected tracking error: 400 to 800 basis points
- Primary benchmark is MSCI AC World Index and secondary benchmark is MSCI World Index.
|1 YR||3 YR
|Composite Gross %||35.39%||20.36%||14.95%||12.98%|
|Composite Net %||34.60%||19.65%||14.27%||12.31%|
|Excess Return (Gross) %||8.09%||7.31%||5.95%||3.61%|
|3 MonthsData as of 31-Dec-2019||Year to DateData as of 31-Dec-2019|
|Composite Gross %||12.29%||35.39%|
|Composite Net %||12.12%||34.60%|
|Excess Return (Gross) %||3.22%||8.09%|
Returns for time periods greater than one year are annualised.
Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance.
Gross performance returns are presented before management and all other fees, where applicable, but after trading expenses. Net of fees performance reflects the deduction of the highest applicable management fee that would be charged based on the fee schedule contained within this material, without the benefit of breakpoints. Gross and net performance returns reflect the reinvestment of dividends and are net of all non-reclaimable withholding taxes on dividends, interest income, and capital gains.
MSCI index returns are shown with gross dividends reinvested.
Charles Schwab (N)2.58%
Information TechnologyNet Contribution 1.21%
Health CareNet Contribution -0.77%
Developed EuropeNet Contribution 1.06%
EM EMEANet Contribution -0.01%
Pacific Ex Japan
David Eiswert is a portfolio manager in the U.S. Equity Division of T. Rowe Price. He is the portfolio manager for the Global Focused Growth Equity Strategy, a role he has held since October 1, 2012. Prior to his current role, Mr. Eiswert was the portfolio manager for the Global Technology Strategy from October 2008 until May 2012. He was a technology analyst from 2003 until 2012. Mr. Eiswert is a vice president of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc.
Mr. Eiswert has 19 years of investment experience, 16 of which have been with T. Rowe Price. Prior to joining the firm in 2003, he was an analyst at Mellon Growth Advisors and Fidelity Management and Research. He also worked as a consultant in the communications industry.
Mr. Eiswert earned a B.A., summa cum laude, in economics and political science from St. Mary's College of Maryland and an M.A. in economics from the University of Maryland, College Park. He also has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
- Portfolio manager2012
- Years at16
T. Rowe Price
- Years investment19
Josh Nelson is a director of research in the U.S. Equity Division of T. Rowe Price. Previously, he was an associate portfolio manager for the Global Focused Growth Equity Strategy. He is an Investment Advisory Committee member of the Global Stock Strategy. He also serves on the Equity Steering Committee. Mr. Nelson is a vice president of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc.
Mr. Nelson has 17 years of investment experience, 12 of which have been with T. Rowe Price. He served as a summer intern with T. Rowe Price in 2006, covering agricultural commodities and ethanol companies. Prior to joining the firm in 2007, he was an investment banker for Citigroup Global Markets, Inc.
Mr. Nelson earned a B.S., with honors, in industrial systems and engineering from the University of Florida. He also earned an M.B.A., with honors, in finance from the University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School.
- Portfolio manager2009
- Years at12
T. Rowe Price
- Years investment17
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
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
Jennifer O'Hara Martin is a global equity portfolio specialist in the U.S. Equity Division of T. Rowe Price. She is a member of the Global Growth Equity, Global Focused Growth Equity, Global Technology Equity, Communications & Technology Equity, Science & Technology Equity, and US Structured Research Equity Strategy teams. Ms. Martin is a vice president of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc.
Ms. Martin has 23 years of investment experience, 14 of which have been at T. Rowe Price. She joined the firm in 2005 as an equity research analyst covering food retailing and discount stores and had portfolio management responsibilities for the firm's US Structured Research Equity Strategy. Prior to joining the firm, she was an equity research analyst at Northern Trust, following telecommunications and business services companies. Ms. Martin was also employed by Merrill Lynch, where she was an investment banking analyst.
Ms. Martin earned a B.S. in agricultural economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an M.B.A. from Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management. She presently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Baltimore Museum of Art and as a committee member for the Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management, Asset Management Practicum.
- Years at15
T. Rowe Price
- Years investment24