The Global Growth Equity Composite seeks long-term capital appreciation by investing primarily in a diversified portfolio of transferable equity and equity-related securities of larger cap companies listed on the world's stock markets. The portfolio may include investments in the securities of companies listed on the stock exchange of developed and developing countries.
- 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
- Primary benchmark is MSCI All Country World Index
|1 YR||3 YR
|Composite Gross %||9.07%||17.11%||10.46%||13.26%|
|Composite Net %||8.42%||16.42%||9.81%||12.59%|
|Excess Return (Gross) %||2.75%||4.89%||3.72%||2.71%|
|3 MonthsData as of 30-Jun-2019||Year to DateData as of 30-Jun-2019|
|Composite Gross %||3.50%||21.92%|
|Composite Net %||3.34%||21.57%|
|Excess Return (Gross) %||-0.30%||5.32%|
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.
Effective June 27, 2013, the benchmark for the composite was changed to MSCI All Country World Index. Prior to June 27, 2013, the benchmark was the MSCI All Country World Large Cap Index. The benchmark change was made because the firm viewed the new benchmark to be a better representation of the investment strategy of the composite. Historical benchmark representations have not been restated.
Industrials & Business ServicesNet Contribution 0.38%
Consumer DiscretionaryNet Contribution -0.71%
JapanNet Contribution 0.25%
Pacific ex JapanNet Contribution -0.43%
Pacific Ex Japan
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.
- Portfolio manager2008
- Years at17
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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 11 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.
- Portfolio manager2015
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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.
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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.
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