Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance.

Strategy

US Smaller Companies Equity

The US Smaller Companies Equity Composite seeks long-term capital growth primarily through investment in stocks of smaller U.S. companies (small and mid-cap) believed to offer growth potential or be under-valued.

3YR Return Annualised (Net)
(View Total Returns)

Tracking Error
(5 Years)

13.30%
4.50%

1YR Return (Net)
(View Total Returns)

Information Ratio
(5 Years)

13.43%
1.54

Inception Date 31-Jul-2001

Performance figures calculated in USD

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Curt J. Organt, CFA
Curt J. Organt, CFA, Portfolio Manager

Curt Organt is the portfolio manager of the US Smaller Companies Equity Strategy and an associate portfolio manager of the US Small-Cap Core Equity Strategy in the U.S. Equity Division. Curt is a vice president and an Investment Advisory Committee member of the US Small-Cap Core Equity, US Diversified Small-Cap Value Equity, and US Small-Cap Growth Equity Strategies. He also is a vice president of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc.

 

Strategy

Investment Approach

  • Focus on companies within the market cap range of the Russell 2500 Index at time of purchase.
  • Assess valuation using relevant sector/industry metrics — absolute and relative price to earnings, price to cash flow, and price to assets.
  • Integrate fundamental research by a dedicated Small-Cap research team to discover underfollowed companies possessing clear business plans, financial flexibility, and proven management teams.
  • Identification of a “value creation” catalyst is key.
  • Broadly diversify holdings to manage portfolio risk profile.
  • Employ a low turnover and patient trading strategy to promote full value realization.

Portfolio Construction

  • Typically 200-250 securities
  • Position sizes typically range from 0.15% to 2.50%
  • Primary sector weights generally vary from 0.5X to 2.0X the Russell 2500 Index weights

Holdings

Total
Holdings
170
Largest Holding CoStar Group 2.02% Was (30-Jun-2020) 2.05%
Other View Full Holdings Quarterly data as of 30-Sep-2020
Top 10 Holdings 15.83% View Top 10 Holdings Monthly data as of 30-Sep-2020

Top Purchase

Reliance Steel & Aluminum (N)
0.40%
Was (30-Jun-2020) 0%

Top Sale

Twilio
0.60%
Was (30-Jun-2020) 1.49%

Quarterly Data as of 30-Sep-2020

Sectors

Total
Sectors
11
Largest Sector Industrials & Business Services 19.93% Was (30-Jun-2020) 18.41%
Other View complete Sector Diversification

Monthly Data as of 30-Sep-2020

Benchmark: Russell 2500 Index

Top Contributor^

Industrials & Business Services
Net Contribution 0.67%
Sector
0.16%
Selection 0.51%

Top Detractor^

Consumer Discretionary
Net Contribution -0.44%
Sector
-0.22%
Selection
-0.22%

^Relative

Quarterly Data as of 30-Sep-2020

Largest Overweight

Industrials & Business Services
By4.67%
Portfolio 19.93%
Benchmark 15.26%

Largest Underweight

Financials
By-2.89%
Portfolio 10.35%
Benchmark 13.24%

Monthly Data as of 30-Sep-2020

Team (As of 01-Oct-2020)

Curt J. Organt, CFA

Curt Organt is the portfolio manager of the US Smaller Companies Equity Strategy and an associate portfolio manager of the US Small-Cap Core Equity Strategy in the U.S. Equity Division. Curt is a vice president and an Investment Advisory Committee member of the US Small-Cap Core Equity, US Diversified Small-Cap Value Equity, and US Small-Cap Growth Equity Strategies. He also is a vice president of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc.

Curt’s investment experience began in 1993, and he has been with T. Rowe Price since 1995, beginning in the U.S. Equity Division. Prior to this, Curt was employed by DAP Products, Inc., as a financial and marketing analyst. 

Curt earned a B.S. in finance and philosophy from LaSalle University and an M.B.A. from Wake Forest University. Curt also has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.

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

  • Portfolio manager
    since
    2019
  • Years at
    T. Rowe Price
    25
  • Years investment
    experience
    29
Eric Papesh, CFA, BA, MBA

Eric Papesh is a portfolio specialist based in London in the U.S. Equity Division. Eric supports the US Smaller Companies Equity and US Large-Cap Equity Income Strategies offered in the Europe, Middle East, and Africa and Asia-Pacific regions. Eric is a vice president of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc., and T. Rowe Price International Ltd. 

Eric’s investment experience began in 1994, and he has been with T. Rowe Price since 2014, beginning in the ISG as a portfolio specialist. Prior to this, Eric was employed by Russell Investments where he focused on U.S. equity investment strategies.

Eric earned a B.A. in business administration, with concentrations in finance and information systems, and an M.B.A. in business administration from the University of Washington. Eric has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.

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

  • Years at
    T. Rowe Price
    5
  • Years investment
    experience
    25

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