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The fund aims to achieve long-term capital growth through a portfolio of best ideas from Latin America, the Emerging Europe Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region and Emerging Asia. The manager, Nick Price, focuses on company fundamentals and through bottom-up stock selection invests in high quality, attractively priced companies that are capable of delivering sustainable returns.
|Sector||Global Emerging Markets|
|Dividends paid||Acc units only|
|Standard initial charge||0.00%|
|Initial charge via Bestinvest||0.00%|
|Additional bid/offer spread||0.00%|
|Annual management charge||0.75%|
|Ongoing charges figure||0.98%|
Before investing make sure you have understood the risks relevant to the fund by reviewing our Risk Warnings section. Further information on the risks are contained in the fund's Key Investor Information Document, which we make available to you before you make a decision to invest, alternatively it is available on request.
Nick Price is the experienced Emerging Markets equities manager, who has been running money in the space for over 10 years, and took over this fund in July 2009. He is an accountant by background and does scrutinise companies’ balance sheets rigourously. We find this is helpful in picking better quality companies that potentially better protect the fund’s performance in falling markets. The approach is team-based with members having over 17 years experience on average and have invested together since 2005.
|High yield bonds||0|
Applying team-based approach, Price favours companies with strong market positions and competitive advantages, as these are typically able to deliver attractive earnings throughout the economic cycle, selecting companies that deliver superior returns on their assets and have well capitalised balance sheets. Such companies are usually more able to fund internal growth without diluting existing shareholder earnings through issuing new shares. The highest conviction stocks are pulled from analysts based around the globe in Latin America, EMEA and Emerging Asia. These stocks are used to construct concentrated regional equity portfolios for each of the three main regions of the GEM universe. Holdings from these portfolios form the pool of ideas from which the GEM portfolio is constructed. The manager and the team analyse each stock for quality, consistency of returns and attractive valuation, being the primary drivers of portfolio construction. The portfolio is reasonably concentrated and risk is monitored on both the individual stock and portfolio levels.
|Fund data updated on||21/02/18|
|High yield bonds||0|
As at: 31/12/2017
6.0894%Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing
5.8174%Sberbank Of Russia
4.9706%Aia Group Ltd
4.6733%Hdfc Bank Ltd
2.8302%China Mengniu Dairy Co
2.694%Inner Mongolia Yili Energy Co Ltd
2.6794%Alibaba Group Hldg Ltd
2.6431%Housing Development Finance Corp
2.3229%Grupo Mexico Sab De Cv Ser B
Holdings range c.50-65
- Stock positions * c. +/-4% v. index weight
- Sector positions * c. +/- 7% v. index weight
- Tracking error * c.4 - 7%
- Active money * c.70 - 90%
There are some limits placed on the portfolio but these could result in significant divergences from the benchmark from time to time.
|Average monthly relative returns||Bestinvest MRI|
|13/14||14/15||15/16||16/17||17/18||3 years||5 years||Career||3 years||5 years||Career|
|Performance figures are based on the average of monthly percentage returns relative to the benchmark index.|
Price joined Fidelity International in 1998. He originally worked as a research analyst covering pan European chemicals, food manufacturing, tobacco and the telecommunications sectors before becoming assistant portfolio manager on the FF European Growth Fund in September 2004. In 2005 he established Fidelity’s Emerging EMEA team. Prior to Fidelity, he was an Accountant with SBC Warburg from 1996-1997, based in London; an FX Product Accountant with Daiwa Europe Bank between 1995-1996, based in London; a Project Accountant for JP Morgan from 1993-1995, based in London and Senior Auditor for Price Waterhouse from 1991-1993, based in Johannesburg. Price has a Bachelor of Commerce & Accounting from the University of Natal and is a Member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants. He is a CFA charter holder.
Nick Price has 10.6 years experience of managing mutual funds in this sector. Over this period the average monthly return relative to the benchmark index has been +0.37%. During the worst period of relative performance (from November 2015 - June 2016) there was a decline of 9% relative to the index. The worst absolute loss has been 44%. Statistically, we estimate the probability that this fund manager is adding value, rather than being lucky, is more than 99%.
|Periods of worst performance|
|Absolute||-44% (May 2008 - October 2008)|
|Relative||-9% (November 2015 - June 2016)|
Our unique indicator: the Bestinvest Manager Record Index (MRI) measures the likelihood that the fund manager is adding value through their decisions. It is based on their performance record over the course of their career, adjusted for the amount of risk taken. MRI is an important contributor to our fund rating system but it is also vital to take account of qualitative factors. It is also very important to select funds to form a cohesive portfolio with an appropriate overall risk level.