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SICAV

Global Technology Equity Fund

To provide long-term capital growth by investing mainly in technology companies, and companies enabled by technology.

ISIN LU1400230865 Bloomberg TRGBTI9:LX

3YR Return Annualised
(View Total Returns)

Total Assets
(USD)

32.41%
$1.5b

1YR Return
(View Total Returns)

Manager Tenure

41.02%
2yrs

Information Ratio
(5 Years)

Tracking Error
(5 Years)

0.12
8.81%

Inception Date 21-Apr-2016

Performance figures calculated in USD

Alan Tu, CFA
Alan Tu, CFA, Portfolio Manager

Alan Tu is the portfolio manager for the Global Technology Equity Strategy in the U.S. Equity Division. He also is chairman of its Investment Advisory Committee. Alan is a vice president and an Investment Advisory Committee member of the US Small-Cap Growth II Equity, Science & Technology Equity, US Large-Cap Core Growth Equity, Communications and Technology Equity, and US Tax-Efficient Multi-Cap Growth Equity Strategies. In addition, he is an Investment Advisory Committee member of the Global Growth Equity Strategy. Alan also is a vice president of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc.

 

Strategy

Investment Objective

To 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 technology development or utilization companies, with a focus on leading global technology companies. The companies may be anywhere in the world, including emerging markets.

Investment Approach

  • Seeks long-term growth by investing primarily in the common stocks of companies that generate the majority of revenues from the development, advancement, and use of technology.
  • Stock selection is driven by rigorous research and analysis of companies, sectors, and industry trends.
  • The portfolio invests primarily in the common stocks of technology companies or companies enabled by technology across the entire market capitalization spectrum. We seek companies which can successfully weather economic cycles and deliver sustainable growth through product development and innovation, at a reasonable valuation.
  • While our primary emphasis is on a company’s prospects for future growth, valuation can also be an important consideration, particularly when valuation reaches extreme levels.
  • The portfolio is less diversified than a non-focused fund and its substantial reward potential is coupled with significant risk. In addition, any foreign holdings could be affected by declining local currencies or adverse political or economic events.
  • Environmental, social and governance ("ESG") factors with particular focus on those considered most likely to have a material impact on the performance of the holdings or potential holdings in the funds’ portfolio are assessed. These ESG factors, which are incorporated into the investment process alongside financials, valuation, macro-economics and other factors, are components of the investment decision. Consequently, ESG factors are not the sole driver of an investment decision but are instead one of several important inputs considered during investment analysis.

Portfolio Construction

  • Typically 35-60 stock portfolio
  • Non-U.S. companies typically make up 25-45% of the portfolio
  • Portfolio consists of highest conviction ideas from a global perspective
  • Diversification across sectors, countries/currencies, and end markets is a risk management tool
  • Bottom-up stock picking is used to capitalize on rapid and extreme changes in technology trends

Performance (Class I9)

Annualised Performance

  1 YR 3 YR
Annualised
5 YR
Annualised
Since Inception
Annualised
Since Manager Inception
Annualised
Fund % 41.02% 32.41% 29.48% 29.31% 39.62%
Indicative Benchmark % 33.13% 28.26% 28.40% 28.15% 38.08%
Excess Return % 7.89% 4.15% 1.08% 1.16% 1.54%

Inception Date 21-Apr-2016

Manager Inception Date 28-Feb-2019

Indicative Benchmark: MSCI All Country World Index Information Technology Net

Data as of 31-Aug-2021

Performance figures calculated in USD

  1 YR 3 YR
Annualised
5 YR
Annualised
Since Inception
Annualised
Fund % 60.74% 31.09% 31.30% 29.53%
Indicative Benchmark % 46.01% 28.37% 29.31% 27.61%
Excess Return % 14.73% 2.72% 1.99% 1.92%

Inception Date 21-Apr-2016

Indicative Benchmark: MSCI All Country World Index Information Technology Net

Data as of 30-Jun-2021

Performance figures calculated in USD

Recent Performance

  Month to DateData as of 24-Sep-2021 Quarter to DateData as of 24-Sep-2021 Year to DateData as of 24-Sep-2021 1 MonthData as of 31-Aug-2021 3 MonthsData as of 31-Aug-2021
Fund % 0.53% 4.07% 19.51% 3.69% 14.45%
Indicative Benchmark % -0.75% 5.81% 19.05% 3.74% 13.03%
Excess Return % 1.28% -1.74% 0.46% -0.05% 1.42%

Inception Date 21-Apr-2016

Indicative Benchmark: MSCI All Country World Index Information Technology Net

Indicative Benchmark: MSCI All Country World Index Information Technology Net

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.

Index 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. 

Holdings

Total
Holdings
50
Largest Holding Zoom Video Communications 8.25% Was (31-Mar-2021) 6.31%
Other View Full Holdings Quarterly data as of  30-Jun-2021
Top 10 Holdings 52.63% View Top 10 Holdings Monthly data as of  31-Aug-2021

Largest Top Contributor^

Zoom Video Communications
% of fund 8.17%

Largest Top Detractor^

Coupang
% of fund 1.40%

^Absolute, percentages based on the difference between the total net assets of the two largest holdings of the fund.

Quarterly Data as of 30-Jun-2021

Top Purchase

Okta
4.15%
Was (31-Mar-2021) 2.41%

Top Sale

Workday
0.82%
Was (31-Mar-2021) 3.16%

Quarterly Data as of 30-Jun-2021

Industry

Total
Industries
N/A

Regions

Total
Regions
5
Largest Region North America 74.69% Was (31-Jul-2021) 76.48%
Other View complete Region Diversification

Monthly Data as of 31-Aug-2021

Indicative Benchmark: MSCI All Country World Index Information Technology

Largest Overweight

Pacific Ex Japan
By5.65%
Fund 17.11%
Indicative Benchmark 11.46%

Largest Underweight

Japan
By-3.75%
Fund 0.00%
Indicative Benchmark 3.75%

Monthly Data as of 31-Aug-2021

Countries

Total
Countries
10
Largest Country United States 69.09% Was (31-Jul-2021) 70.81%
Other View complete Country Diversification

Monthly Data as of 31-Aug-2021

Indicative Benchmark: MSCI All Country World Index Information Technology

Largest Overweight

Singapore
By8.48%
Fund 8.50%
Indicative Benchmark 0.03%

Largest Underweight

United States
By-6.75%
Fund 69.09%
Indicative Benchmark 75.83%

Monthly Data as of 31-Aug-2021

Team (As of 10-Sep-2021)

Alan Tu, CFA

Alan Tu is the portfolio manager for the Global Technology Equity Strategy in the U.S. Equity Division. He also is chairman of its Investment Advisory Committee. Alan is a vice president and an Investment Advisory Committee member of the US Small-Cap Growth II Equity, Science & Technology Equity, US Large-Cap Core Growth Equity, Communications and Technology Equity, and US Tax-Efficient Multi-Cap Growth Equity Strategies. In addition, he is an Investment Advisory Committee member of the Global Growth Equity Strategy. Alan also is a vice president of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. 

Alan’s investment experience began in 2012, and he has been with T. Rowe Price since 2014, beginning in the U.S. Equity Division. After that, he was an investment analyst following software companies in the technology sector. He also served as a summer intern in 2013. Prior to T. Rowe Price, Alan was employed by Ananda Capital Management as an analyst, conducting analyses of small-cap Chinese and U.S. equities. He also was a valuation associate at Huron Consulting Group.

Alan earned a B.S., summa cum laude, in business administration from the University of California, Berkeley, and an M.B.A., with honors, from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business. He also has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.

CFA® and Chartered Financial Analyst® are registered trademarks owned by CFA Institute.

  • Fund manager
    since
    2019
  • Years at
    T. Rowe Price
    7
  • Years investment
    experience
    7

Fee Schedule

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 $1,000 $100 $100 5.00% 175 basis points 1.87%
Class I $2,500,000 $100,000 $0 0.00% 85 basis points 0.94%
Class Q $1,000 $100 $100 0.00% 85 basis points 0.97%
Class S $10,000,000 $0 $0 0.00% 0 basis points 0.06%

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