The Latin America Equity Composite seeks long-term capital appreciation through investment in companies in Latin America, with faster earnings growth and reasonable valuation levels relative to market/sector averages.
- Employ fundamental analysis to identify companies with sustainable above-market earnings growth rates.
- Focus on franchise strength, management team quality, free cash flow, and financing/balance sheet structure.
- Verify relative valuation appeal versus both local market and region.
- Apply negative screening for macroeconomic and political factors to temper bottom-up enthusiasm for specific securities.
- Typically 30-60 stock portfolio.
- Individual positions typically range from 0.5% to 20.0% — average position size of 2.0% to 3.0%.
- Sector ranges typically +/- 10.0% absolute deviation to the benchmark.
- Country ranges typically +/- 10.0% absolute deviation to the benchmark.
- Reserves typically range from 0.0% to 5.0%.
- Expected Turnover 20.0% to 50.0%.
|1 YR||3 YR
|Composite Gross %||22.84%||14.26%||7.95%||1.12%|
|Composite Net %||21.82%||13.30%||7.04%||0.26%|
|Excess Return (Gross) %||5.38%||3.52%||3.77%||1.77%|
|3 MonthsData as of 31-Dec-2019||Year to DateData as of 31-Dec-2019|
|Composite Gross %||10.97%||22.84%|
|Composite Net %||10.74%||21.82%|
|Excess Return (Gross) %||0.49%||5.38%|
Returns for time periods greater than one year are annualised.
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.
MSCI Index returns shown with reinvestment of dividends after the deduction of withholding taxes.
Consumer DiscretionaryNet Contribution 0.57%
EnergyNet Contribution -0.45%
MexicoNet Contribution 0.54%
ArgentinaNet Contribution -0.11%
Verena Wachnitz is the portfolio manager for the Latin America Equity Strategy. Prior to this, she was an analyst in the Equity Research team, covering the telecom, financials, materials and real estate sectors in Latin America. Ms. Wachnitz is a vice president of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. and T. Rowe Price International Ltd.
Ms. Wachnitz has 14 years of investment experience, all of which have been with T. Rowe Price. Prior to joining the firm in 2003, she was an investment analyst with Centro de Estudios de Transporte e Infraestructura.
Ms. Wachnitz earned a B.A. in economics and a master's degree in finance from Universidad de San Andres. She also has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. She is fluent in Spanish, German, Portuguese and English.
- Portfolio manager2014
- Years at16
T. Rowe Price
- Years investment16
Chuck Knudsen is a portfolio specialist in the Equity Division of T. Rowe Price. Mr. Knudsen is a member of the Emerging Markets Equity team and a vice president of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc., and T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. Previously, he was the associate head of Institutional Client Service, North America, for Global Investment Services, the organization responsible for the firm's institutional business worldwide.
Mr. Knudsen has 32 years of industry experience, 14 of which have been with T. Rowe Price. Before joining the firm in 2005, he was a senior vice president with Legg Mason Capital Management for almost three years, servicing many of the firm's large, global institutional clients. Prior to that, he was with Allied Investment Advisors for 15 years, where he oversaw the client service team, was an equity analyst, and served as the portfolio manager for the Ark Funds Balanced Portfolio.
Mr. Knudsen earned a B.A. from Duke University and an M.B.A. in finance and investments from George Washington University. He also has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a Series 7 and 63 registered representative.
- Years at15
T. Rowe Price
- Years investment33