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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.

Important Information: For updated information regarding a proposal to launch a new investment adviser, read 8/9/2021 statement.

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

Tracking Error
(5 Years)

18.62%
5.10%

1YR Return (Net)
(View Total Returns)

Information Ratio
(5 Years)

35.53%
1.07

Inception Date 31-Jul-2001

Performance figures calculated in USD

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

Curt Organt is the portfolio manager of the US Smaller Companies 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 and US Diversified Small-Cap Value Equity Strategies. He 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
185
Largest Holding Avery Dennison 1.60% Was (30-Jun-2021) 1.58%
Other View Full Holdings Quarterly data as of  30-Sep-2021
Top 10 Holdings 13.00% View Top 10 Holdings Monthly data as of  30-Sep-2021

Top Purchase

Ardagh Metal Packaging (N)
0.39%
Was (30-Jun-2021) 0%

Top Sale

Sanderson Farms
0.54%
Was (30-Jun-2021) 1.34%

Quarterly Data as of 30-Sep-2021

Sectors

Total
Sectors
11
Largest Sector Industrials & Business Services 21.96% Was (30-Jun-2021) 23.25%
Other View complete Sector Diversification

Monthly Data as of 30-Sep-2021

Benchmark: Russell 2500 Index

Top Contributor^

Information Technology
Net Contribution 1.39%
Sector
-0.01%
Selection 1.40%

Top Detractor^

Financials
Net Contribution -0.19%
Sector
-0.09%
Selection
-0.10%

^Relative

Quarterly Data as of 30-Sep-2021

Largest Overweight

Industrials & Business Services
By6.35%
Portfolio 21.96%
Benchmark 15.61%

Largest Underweight

Consumer Discretionary
By-4.77%
Portfolio 7.47%
Benchmark 12.24%

Monthly Data as of 30-Sep-2021