The Europe Smaller Companies Equity Composite seeks long-term capital appreciation primarily through investment in small- and mid-cap companies traded in European markets, with faster earnings growth and reasonable valuation levels relative to market/sector averages. The average market cap of holdings within these portfolios will typically be <$5 billion.
- Invests in European small- and mid-cap companies capable of sustaining above-average, long-term earnings growth and selling at reasonable prices.
- Benchmark-unconstrained approach exploits diverse opportunities across Europe.
- Exposure to companies at different stages in the growth cycle offers the potential for more consistent performance across market cycles.
- Long-term investment horizon emphasizes bottom-up stock selection as the primary source of excess return.
- Dedicated London-based research team seeks companies with:
- Attractive industry structure.
- Compelling business models.
- Strong growth prospects.
- Solid management teams.
- Reasonable valuations.
- Typically 70-100 stock portfolio
- Diversification at the security, country, region, and sector levels offers the potential for attractive risk-adjusted returns
- Bias toward high-quality stocks provides the potential for downside risk protection
- Risk parameters
- Emerging Europe exposure: maximum 10%
- Typical position size: 0.50% to 5.00%
- Low turnover expected
- Expected tracking error: 3% to 7%
|1 YR||3 YR
|Composite Gross %||-13.28%||11.07%||9.86%||15.68%|
|Composite Net %||-13.93%||10.25%||9.04%||14.83%|
|Excess Return (Gross) %||-8.87%||2.02%||2.29%||2.89%|
|3 MonthsData as of 30-Jun-2019||Year to DateData as of 30-Jun-2019|
|Composite Gross %||1.07%||8.60%|
|Composite Net %||0.88%||8.20%|
|Excess Return (Gross) %||-0.28%||-7.14%|
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 1 July 2018, the "net" version of the benchmark replaced the "gross" version of the benchmark. The "net" version of the 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.
Just Eat (E)0.00%
Information TechnologyNet Contribution 0.89%
Consumer DiscretionaryNet Contribution -1.19%
Industrials & Business Services
United KingdomNet Contribution 0.73%
DenmarkNet Contribution -0.73%
Ben Griffiths is the portfolio manager for the European Smaller Companies Strategy and undertakes investment analysis covering European small-cap stocks. Mr. Griffiths is a vice president of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. and T. Rowe Price International Ltd.
Mr. Griffiths has 18 years of investment experience, 11 of which have been with T. Rowe Price. Prior to joining the firm in 2006, he was an investment manager with Baillie Gifford.
Mr. Griffiths earned a diploma in investment analysis from Stirling University and an M.Eng. in engineering science from Oxford University. Mr. Griffiths has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
- Portfolio manager2016
- Years at
T. Rowe Price
- Years investment
Andrew Clifton is a portfolio specialist in the Equity Division at T. Rowe Price. He is a vice president of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc., and T. Rowe Price International Ltd.
Mr. Clifton has over 29 years of investment experience, eight of which have been at T. Rowe Price. Prior to joining the firm in 2010, he was an executive director at UBS Global Asset Management. Prior to that, he was a vice president at Merrill Lynch.
Mr. Clifton earned a B.Sc. in economics from the London School of Economics and an M.Sc. in econometrics from the University of Southampton.
- Years at9
T. Rowe Price
- Years investment30