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US Large-Cap Value Equity

The US Large-Cap Value Equity Composite seeks long-term capital appreciation primarily through investment in large companies that appear to be undervalued. Income is a secondary objective for this strategy.

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

Tracking Error
(5 Years)

9.90%
1.88%

1YR Return (Net)
(View Total Returns)

Information Ratio
(5 Years)

4.26%
0.45

Inception Date 31-Mar-1990

Performance figures calculated in USD

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Heather K. McPherson
Heather K. McPherson, Co-Portfolio Manager

Heather McPherson is the co-portfolio manager for the US Large-Cap Value Equity Strategy and an associate portfolio manager of the Equity Income Strategy in the U.S. Equity Division of T. Rowe Price. Ms. McPherson is also a vice president and Investment Advisory Committee member of the Equity Income, Growth & Income, Global Technology, Large-Cap Core, New Era, Mid-Cap Value, and Value Strategies. Ms. McPherson is a member of the firm's U.S. Equity Steering Committee. She is a vice president of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc.

 

Strategy

Investment Approach

  • Focus on relative value relationships to opportunistically identify attractively valued companies.
  • Fundamental research is key to uncovering companies with potential for stock price mean reversion
  • Integrate qualitative inputs to assess potential for improved investor perception.
  • Verify relative valuation anomalies through quantitative analysis.
  • Balance valuation analysis and qualitative overlay.

Portfolio Construction

  • Typically 70-80 stock portfolio
  • Individual positions typically are below 3%, but higher conviction ideas can range to 5.00%
  • Sector weights will typically vary from 0.5X to 2.0X of primary value sectors of the Russell 1000 Value Index
  • Reserves will range from 0% to 2%

Holdings

Total
Holdings
84
Largest Holding Wells Fargo 3.72% Was (30-Jun-2019) 3.32%
Other View Full Holdings Quarterly data as of 30-Sep-2019
Top 10 Holdings 27.08% View Top 10 Holdings Monthly data as of 30-Sep-2019

Top Purchase

Edison International (N)
0.88%
Was (30-Jun-2019) 0.00%

Top Sale

Merck
0.58%
Was (30-Jun-2019) 1.43%

Quarterly Data as of 30-Sep-2019

Sectors

Total
Sectors
11
Largest Sector Financials 22.87% Was (30-Jun-2019) 22.57%
Other View complete Sector Diversification

Monthly Data as of 30-Sep-2019

Benchmark: Russell 1000 Value Index

Top Contributor^

Health Care
Net Contribution 0.65%
Sector
-0.06%
Selection 0.71%

Top Detractor^

Real Estate
Net Contribution -0.26%
Sector
-0.21%
Selection
-0.04%

^Relative

Quarterly Data as of 30-Sep-2019

Largest Overweight

Information Technology
By4.11%
Portfolio 10.13%
Benchmark 6.02%

Largest Underweight

Consumer Discretionary
By-3.59%
Portfolio 2.50%
Benchmark 6.09%

Monthly Data as of 30-Sep-2019

Team (As of 31-Aug-2019)

Heather K. McPherson

Heather McPherson is the co-portfolio manager for the US Large-Cap Value Equity Strategy and an associate portfolio manager of the Equity Income Strategy in the U.S. Equity Division of T. Rowe Price. Ms. McPherson is also a vice president and Investment Advisory Committee member of the Equity Income, Growth & Income, Global Technology, Large-Cap Core, New Era, Mid-Cap Value, and Value Strategies. Ms. McPherson is a member of the firm's U.S. Equity Steering Committee. She is a vice president of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc.

Ms. McPherson has 19 years of investment experience, 17 of which have been with T. Rowe Price. Prior to joining the firm in 2002, she worked as a summer intern in 2001 at Salomon Smith Barney, covering the storage area networking industry. Prior to this, she was a vice president of finance and administration for Putnam Lovell Securities, Inc.

Ms. McPherson earned a B.S. in managerial economics from the University of California-Davis and an M.B.A. from Duke University, The Fuqua School of Business.

  • Portfolio manager
    since
    2015
  • Years at
    T. Rowe Price
    17
  • Years investment
    experience
    19
John D.  Linehan

John D. Linehan is the portfolio manager for the Equity Income Strategy and co-portfolio manager of the US Large-Cap Value Strategy. In addition, he is the chief investment officer of Equity and a member of the firm's U.S. Equity Steering and Equity Brokerage and Trading Control Committees. He is a vice president of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc., and T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc.

Mr. Linehan has 30 years of investment experience, 21 of which have been at T. Rowe Price. From February 2009 to June 2014, Mr. Linehan was head of U.S. Equity and chairman of the U.S. Equity Steering Committee. From April 2003 to December 2009, he was the portfolio manager of the US Value Strategy. He started at the firm in 1998 as an equity analyst, covering the paper and forest products and airline industries. Prior to joining T. Rowe Price, between 1990 and 1996, he was an executive in the oil trading and consulting industry, first as vice president and managing director for Delaney Petroleum, then as vice president and managing director for E.T. Petroleum. Mr. Linehan began his investment career in 1987 at Bankers Trust NY Corporation, where he was an associate in mortgage-backed securities trading.

Mr. Linehan earned a B.A. in economics from Amherst College and an M.B.A. from Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he was a Henry Ford II Scholar, an Arjay Miller Scholar, and the winner of the Alexander A. Robichek Award in finance. Mr. Linehan also has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

  • Portfolio manager
    since
    2000
  • Years at
    T. Rowe Price
    21
  • Years investment
    experience
    30
Mark S.  Finn

Mark Finn is the portfolio manager of the US Value Equity Strategy and is also co-portfolio manager of the US Large-Cap Value Equity Strategy. Mr. Finn is a vice president of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc.

Mr. Finn has 21 years of investment experience, all of which have been with T. Rowe Price. From 2005 to 2009, Mr. Finn was an equity research analyst specializing in electric power generation, utilities, and coal. Prior to this, he was an analyst in T. Rowe Price's Fixed Income Division, where he also covered utilities and power generation. From 1998 to 2001, Mr. Finn worked with the T. Rowe Price Recovery Strategy team, where he evaluated financially distressed companies. Mr. Finn began his career with T. Rowe Price in 1990 in the Finance Division, where he served as controller of T. Rowe Price Investment Services, Inc., and as the principal accounting officer for the T. Rowe Price realty income strategies. Prior to joining the firm, he had five years of auditing experience with Price Waterhouse LLP, where he worked on engagements for both public and private companies.

Mr. Finn earned a B.S. from the University of Delaware and has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. He is also a certified public accountant.

  • Portfolio manager
    since
    2010
  • Years at
    T. Rowe Price
    28
  • Years investment
    experience
    21
William D. Nolan

William D. Nolan is a portfolio specialist in the U.S. Equity Division of T. Rowe Price. He acts as a proxy for equity portfolio managers with institutional clients, consultants, and prospects. Mr. Nolan supports T. Rowe Price's large-cap value strategies, focusing on the US Large-Cap Equity Income and US Value Equity Strategies. He is a vice president of T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc.

Mr. Nolan has 26 years of investment experience. Before joining the firm, he was most recently a managing director of institutional equity sales for Wachovia Corporation where he also served as director of institutional research marketing. Prior to this, Mr. Nolan was director of equity institutional sales for Alex Brown and was the Washington, D.C., branch manager in the National Accounts Division of IBM.

Mr. Nolan earned a B.S. in social and behavioral sciences from Johns Hopkins University.

  • Years at
    T. Rowe Price
    10
  • Years investment
    experience
    28
Eric Papesh

Eric Papesh is a portfolio specialist in the U.S. Equity Division of T. Rowe Price. He is based in London and serves as a proxy for equity portfolio managers with institutional clients, consultants and prospects. Mr. Papesh supports T. Rowe Price's US Smaller Companies Equity and US Large-Cap Equity Strategies offered in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Asia-Pacific (APAC) regions. He is a vice president of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. and T. Rowe Price International Ltd.

Mr. Papesh has 22 years of financial services experience, two of which have been with T. Rowe Price. Before joining the firm in 2014, he was a senior research analyst with Russell Investments, where he focused on US equity investment strategies.

Mr. Papesh earned a B.A. in business administration and an M.B.A. from the University of Washington. He has also earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

  • Years at
    T. Rowe Price
    4
  • Years investment
    experience
    24
Caleb N. Fritz, CFA

Caleb Fritz is a portfolio specialist in the U.S. Equity Division of T. Rowe Price. He acts as a proxy for equity portfolio managers with institutional clients, consultants, and prospects. Mr. Fritz supports T. Rowe Price's large-cap value strategies. He is a vice president of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc.

Mr. Fritz has 19 years of investment experience, 12 of which have been with T. Rowe Price. Prior to his current position, he was a lead portfolio analyst providing analytical support to investment, client service, and marketing staff for the firm's large-cap value and health sciences portfolios. Prior to joining the firm in 2007, Mr. Fritz served as an associate analyst for Legg Mason Capital Management, covering the health care sector.

Mr. Fritz earned a B.A. and an M.A. from the University of South Florida, and he also has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

  • Years at
    T. Rowe Price
    11
  • Years investment
    experience
    19
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