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Diversified Income Bond Fund

Formerly Global Multi-Sector Bond Fund

The fund invests mainly in a diversified portfolio of high yield corporate bonds from issuers around the world, including emerging markets.

ISIN LU1244139405 Bloomberg TRPGMSQ:LX

3YR Return Annualised
(View Total Returns)

Total Assets
(USD)

5.38%
$143.3m

1YR Return
(View Total Returns)

Manager Tenure

10.16%
2yrs

Information Ratio
(3 Years)

Tracking Error
(3 Years)

0.13
6.82%

Inception Date 15-Dec-2016

Performance figures calculated in USD

31-May-2021 - Ken Orchard, Portfolio Manager ,
We entered this pandemic-induced recession without any major imbalances across the world’s largest economies. Now, as we continue to exit lockdowns, we are waiting to pass through a period of economic noise before we obtain meaningful data that may enable us to gain further clarity. In our view, no major central banks will likely tighten policy over the next six months, and the tapering of asset purchases is unlikely to start before early next year.
Kenneth A.  Orchard
Kenneth A. Orchard, Portfolio Manager

Kenneth Orchard is a senior portfolio manager in the Fixed Income Division and a member of the Global Fixed Income Investment team. He is a vice president of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc., and T. Rowe Price International Ltd.

 

Strategy

Investment Objective

To maximise the value of its shares through both growth in the value of, and income from, its investments. The fund invests mainly in a diversified portfolio of bonds of all types from issuers around the world, including emerging markets.

Investment Approach

  • To seek diversified sources of income and return by utilizing the full global opportunity set and managing risk.
    • Active tactical allocation across an expanded global opportunity set of 14 fixed income sectors, 80+ countries, and 40+ currencies.
    • Best ideas security selection from proprietary global research platform.
    • Actively diversify risk across both quantitative risk factors and qualitative investment themes.
    • Avoid concentration in any one sector or interest rate cycle.
    • Focus on risk-adjusted returns over a medium to long-term horizon.
  • Target tracking error range: 100-500 basis points
  • 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

  • Up to 50% of assets may be unhedged to exploit currency valuation opportunities
  • 40% of bonds may be invested outside of the U.S.
  • High Yield: Max 50%, excluding securitized assets
  • Emerging Markets: Max 25% Hard Currency, Max 25% Local Currency
  • Portfolio Average Credit Quality: Target Investment Grade
  • Duration range: 0 to 8 years
  • Number of securities: 200-500

Performance (Class Q)

Annualised Performance

  1 YR 3 YR
Annualised
5 YR
Annualised
Since Inception
Annualised
Since Manager Inception
Annualised
Fund % 10.16% 5.38% N/A 5.29% 6.59%
Indicative Benchmark % 0.09% 4.49% N/A 3.88% 5.26%
Excess Return % 10.07% 0.89% N/A 1.41% 1.33%

Inception Date 15-Dec-2016

Manager Inception Date 31-Oct-2018

Indicative Benchmark: Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggregate Bond USD Hedged Index

Data as of 31-May-2021

Performance figures calculated in USD

  1 YR 3 YR
Annualised
5 YR
Annualised
Since Inception
Annualised
Fund % 16.82% 4.57% N/A 5.20%
Indicative Benchmark % 1.50% 4.32% N/A 3.92%
Excess Return % 15.32% 0.25% N/A 1.28%

Inception Date 15-Dec-2016

Indicative Benchmark: Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggregate Bond USD Hedged Index

Data as of 31-Mar-2021

Performance figures calculated in USD

Recent Performance

  Month to DateData as of 15-Jun-2021 Quarter to DateData as of 15-Jun-2021 Year to DateData as of 15-Jun-2021 1 MonthData as of 31-May-2021 3 MonthsData as of 31-May-2021
Fund % 0.16% 1.37% 0.80% 0.40% 0.96%
Indicative Benchmark % 0.34% 0.82% -1.66% 0.22% 0.09%
Excess Return % -0.18% 0.55% 2.46% 0.18% 0.87%

Inception Date 15-Dec-2016

Indicative Benchmark: Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggregate Bond USD Hedged Index

Indicative Benchmark: Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggregate Bond USD Hedged Index

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.

31-May-2021 - Ken Orchard, Portfolio Manager ,
Global fixed income markets, as measured by the Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggregate Index, generated positive total returns in U.S. dollar-hedged terms in May. Most major sovereign yields were either unchanged or modestly lower. Modest spread changes, however, led to more muted excess returns. The DXY, a U.S. dollar currency index, returned -1.59% for the month. The fund posted positive performance for the month. Our exposure to U.S. investment-grade and high yield corporate bonds, along with securitised credit, helped drive absolute returns amid falling U.S. Treasury yields with minimal movement in spreads. In contrast, our short position in the off-shore Chinese yuan (CNH), which we held mostly for hedging purposes, held back relative performance. We moved to neutral position in the CNH by the end of the month. Our short duration positions in Poland and the Czech Republic also dragged after performing well in April. Our long duration exposure in Chile and Serbia was also negative for the month.

Holdings

Issuers

Top
Issuers
10
Top 10 Issuers 21.10% Was (30-Apr-2021) 18.00%
Other View Top 10 Issuers

Monthly data as of31-May-2021

Holdings

Total
Holdings
362
Largest Holding Bonos de la Tesoreria de la Republica en pesos 3.12% Was (31-Dec-2020) 3.42%
Top 10 Holdings 14.36%
Other View Full Holdings Quarterly data as of  31-Mar-2021

Quality Rating View quality analysis

  Largest Overweight Largest Underweight
Quality Rating BB AA
By % 22.36% -11.96%
Fund 22.64% 2.52%
Indicative Benchmark 0.28% 14.49%

Average Credit Quality

BBB

Monthly Data as of  31-May-2021
Indicative Benchmark:  Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggregate Bond USD Hedged Index

Sources for Credit Quality Diversification: Moody's Investors Service and Standard & Poor's (S&P) split ratings (i.e. BB/B and B/CCC) are assigned when the Moody's and S&P ratings differ. Short-Term holdings are not rated.

Maturity View maturity analysis

  Largest Overweight Largest Underweight
Maturity 0-1 Years 1-3 Years
By % 7.93% -11.64%
Fund 7.93% 9.64%
Indicative Benchmark 0.00% 21.28%

Weighted Average Maturity

6.58 Years

Monthly Data as of  31-May-2021
Indicative Benchmark:  Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggregate Bond USD Hedged Index

Duration View duration analysis

  Largest Overweight Largest Underweight
Duration Under 1 Year Over 10 Years
By % 14.23% -17.49%
Fund 14.50% 5.39%
Indicative Benchmark 0.27% 22.87%

Weighted Average Duration

4.78 Years

Monthly Data as of  31-May-2021
Indicative Benchmark: Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggregate Bond USD Hedged Index

Sectors

Total
Sectors
7
Largest Sector Global Sovereign 36.62% Was (30-Apr-2021) 35.42%
Other View complete Sector Diversification

Monthly Data as of 31-May-2021

Indicative Benchmark: Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggregate Bond USD Hedged Index

Largest Overweight

Global High Yield
By16.33%
Fund 16.33%
Indicative Benchmark 0.00%

Largest Underweight

Global Sovereign
By-31.46%
Fund 36.62%
Indicative Benchmark 68.08%

Monthly Data as of 31-May-2021

31-May-2021 - Ken Orchard, Portfolio Manager ,
In terms of sector positioning, we continued to reduce the portfolio’s exposure to credit risk as spreads remain tight. In May, we trimmed our holdings in both investment-grade and high yield corporate credit and added to agency mortgage-backed securities (MBS). We view MBS as a less volatile sector to earn yield as we wait for more attractive valuations in credit.

Regions

Total
Regions
6
Largest Region North America 48.00% Was (31-Dec-2020) 52.71%
Other View complete Region Diversification

Monthly Data as of 31-Mar-2021

Indicative Benchmark: Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggregate Bond USD Hedged Index

Largest Overweight

Latin America
By11.40%
Fund 12.52%
Indicative Benchmark 1.12%

Largest Underweight

Japan
By-13.30%
Fund 0.71%
Indicative Benchmark 14.01%

Monthly Data as of 31-Mar-2021

Countries

Total
Countries
59
Largest Country United States 47.97% Was (30-Apr-2021) 45.03%
Other View complete Country Diversification

Monthly Data as of 31-May-2021

Indicative Benchmark: Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggregate Bond USD Hedged Index

Largest Overweight

United States
By11.94%
Fund 47.97%
Indicative Benchmark 36.04%

Largest Underweight

Japan
By-13.24%
Fund 0.49%
Indicative Benchmark 13.73%

Monthly Data as of 31-May-2021

31-May-2021 - Ken Orchard, Portfolio Manager ,
We added incrementally to South African duration on an improving fiscal situation, reduced local bond supply and tamer inflation. We have some concerns surrounding the French elections next year, where we believe that Marine Le Pen could be competitive—potentially adding to volatility. In turn, we eliminated the portfolio’s holdings in French inflation-linked debt and moved into German linkers. We continue to hold inflation protection in Italy, Canada, and the U.S.

Currency

Total
Currencies
24
Largest Currency 90.71% Was (30-Apr-2021) 94.01%
Other View completeCurrency Diversification

Monthly Data as of  31-May-2021

Indicative Benchmark : Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggregate Bond USD Hedged Index

Largest Overweight

U.S. dollar
By 49.34%
Fund 90.71%
Indicative Benchmark 41.37%

Largest Underweight

euro
By -26.02%
Fund -2.15%
Indicative Benchmark 23.88%

Monthly Data as of  31-May-2021

31-May-2021 - Ken Orchard, Portfolio Manager ,
We continue to position for a weaker U.S. dollar and added exposure to the Chilean peso, Israeli shekel, Indonesian rupiah during the period. We remain about 10% short the dollar and view foreign exchange as one of the better areas to take risk across our broad opportunity set. Additionally, we moved to a neutral position in CNH after shorting the currency at the start of the month.

Team (As of 10-Jun-2021)

Kenneth A.  Orchard

Kenneth Orchard is a senior portfolio manager in the Fixed Income Division and a member of the Global Fixed Income Investment team. He is a vice president of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc., and T. Rowe Price International Ltd.

Kenneth has been with T. Rowe Price since 2010, initially as a sovereign analyst and with responsibility for the European macro outlook and then joining the global fixed income portfolio management team in 2013. He is currently the portfolio manager for the Global Multi-Sector Bond and Diversified Income Bond Strategies and co-portfolio manager for the International Bond Strategies. He also is the cochair of the fixed income Sector Strategy Advisory Group and a member of the European and UK Asset Allocation Committees. Kenneth’s investment experience began in 1998 at HSBC Asset Management in Canada. Following a period at Emerging Markets Economics as a consulting economist, he was employed by Moody’s Investors Service as a senior credit officer in the sovereign group, and he was involved in designing and improving aspects of the sovereign rating methodology.

Kenneth earned a B.A. in international relations from the University of British Columbia and an M.Sc. in public financial policy from the London School of Economics. Kenneth also has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.

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

  • Fund manager
    since
    2018
  • Years at
    T. Rowe Price
    10
  • Years investment
    experience
    17
Terry  A.  Moore, CFA

Terry Moore is a portfolio specialist in the Fixed Income Division. He is a member of the Global Multi-Sector, Dynamic Global Bond, International Bond, and Customized Fixed Income Solutions teams, working closely with clients, consultants, and prospects. Terry is a vice president of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc., and T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc.

Terry’s investment experience began in 1994, and he has been with T. Rowe Price since 2009, beginning in the Fixed Income Division. Prior to this, Terry was employed by Smith Breeden Associates as a portfolio manager and principal, where he led the Financial Institutions Group and managed fixed income portfolios with a focus on residential mortgage-backed securities. He also was employed by Goldman Sachs & Co., where he traded asset-backed securities.

Terry earned a B.A. in economics and political science from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and an M.B.A. from Duke University, The Fuqua School of Business, where he was a Fuqua Scholar. He also has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.

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

  • Years at
    T. Rowe Price
    11
  • Years investment
    experience
    25

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% 100 basis points 1.17%
Class I $2,500,000 $100,000 $0 0.00% 50 basis points 0.60%
Class Q $1,000 $100 $100 0.00% 50 basis points 0.67%

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