T. Rowe Price is a financial services holding company. It is based in Baltimore, Maryland. It was established in 1937 by Thomas Rowe Price, Jr.. T. Rowe Price provides mutual funds, sub-advisory services, and separate account administration for individuals, organizations, retirement plans, and financial intermediaries. It also provides investment advising services to investors in the T. Rowe Price investment listings. The firm’s establisher may be most famous for advancing the growth stock logic of investing, stressing on firms whose earnings and profits could be hoped to increase quicker than inflation and the whole economy. Rather than billing a fee, as others in the line did at that moment, Price billed a commission based on the assets under management. As of June 30, 2011, T. Rowe Price possessed $520.9 billion in assets under management internationally. It was classified in one of the "top twenty" investment companies in the world and was acknowledged as one of Business Week’s Customer Service Champs.T. Rowe Price’s investment advisory task is managed by its secondary firms, chiefly T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. and T. Rowe Price International Ltd. It handles a variety of U.S. and international stock, blended asset, bond, and money market mutual funds and other investment listings of investors.
Presently, T. Rowe Price has hired more than 5,000 people all over the world. 12% of assets under management are now constituted by investors outside the U.S. The firm possesses more than 28 domestic stock funds, 28 bond funds, 18 international funds, 20 asset allocation funds, and six money market funds.In 2008, 35,000 clients were notified and informed by T. Rowe Price "Retirement Plan Services" that their names and Social Security numbers were saved in files on computers which were taken from one of their service providers. To handle the issue, though, the firm provided those concerned a free one-year membership fee to an online credit monitoring service and up to $25,000 of identity theft insurance, in addition to suggestions on safety from identity theft.
In the beginning of 2008, T. Rowe Price proclaimed the inclusion of two new buildings. These buildings were to be situated in Owings Mills, Maryland, near their headquarters. In April 2009 the company declared that because of economic circumstances the construction of buildings would be postponed until later in 2010. Moreover, the company dismissed 288 employees.In September 2009, Twitter revealed that it had obtained $100 million of finance from various investors, including T. Rowe Price, which set the firm at one billion dollars. According to Dow Jones VentureSource, the Twitter funding was the eighth time since 2005 that the firm has invested in venture-capital backed firms, and just the second time (the other being Slide.com) that T. Rowe Price had invested in a completely Internet-related firm.
26% interest in UTI Asset Management Company was gained by T. Rowe Price on January 20, 2010. An international reorganization was also completed on December 31, 2010 whereby all of its international operations were merged under T. Rowe Price International Ltd. However, on 31 December 2011, T. Rowe Price International Ltd. Was suspended.