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Fidelity Australian Equities Fund

Fund facts

Inception date:30 June 2003
Currency:Australian Dollar
Benchmark:S&P/ASX 200 Accumulation Index
Management costs^:0.85% p.a.
Buy/sell spread:0.25%/0.25%
Distribution frequency:Quarterly
APIR code:FID0008AU
ARSN code:103420088
Unit prices (at 22/10/14)^^:27.5202 / 27.3830 Download History
Fund size (at 22/10/14):A$3,707.88M
Portfolio manager:Paul Taylor
Appointed to fund:30 June 2003
Joined Fidelity:1997


Investment objectives

To achieve returns in excess of the S&P/ASX 200 Accumulation Index over the suggested minimum investment time period of five to seven years.

Key features

  • Invests in a diversified selection of around 30 - 50 Australian companies.
  • A core holding.
  • Uses a bottom-up stock-selection approach that focuses on undiscovered earnings potential, value and growth.
  • Uses regular company visits to assess corporate governance, business strength, earnings quality, financial strategy and long-term growth outlook.
  • Exploits the research capabilities of Fidelity analysts based in Sydney and Hong Kong to assess Australian companies operating within a global context.

Past performance (net returns as at 30/09/14)

Timeframe 1 mth % 3 mth % 6 mth % 1 yr % pa 3 yr % pa 5 yr % pa 7 yr % pa 10 yr % pa Since Inception
(30.06.03) % pa
Fund* -5.11 -0.52 0.57 8.30 17.61 9.05 4.18 12.05 13.31
Benchmark** -5.38 -0.60 0.33 5.93 14.77 6.82 1.42 8.39 9.80
Active return 0.27 0.08 0.24 2.37 2.84 2.23 2.76 3.66 3.51

Growth and income (net as at 30/09/2014)

1 yr % pa 3 yr % pa 5 yr % pa Since inception
(30/06/03) % pa
Total return 8.30 17.61 9.05 13.31
Growth 5.01 13.48 5.62 8.89
Income 3.28 4.13 3.43 4.42


Latest distribution Distribution (CPU)* Reinvestment price
30-Sep-14 10.682345 $26.8937

*CPU = cents per unit. The above cash CPU  excludes imputation credits and foreign income tax offsets which are non-cash components and are reported in the end of year tax statement.




Sector breakdown (as at 30/09/14)

Top holdings (as at 30/09/2014)

% total net assets

Total net returns represent past performance only. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance. Returns of the Fund can be volatile and in some periods may be negative. The return of capital is not guaranteed. *The returns shown have been calculated using the net asset value of the Fund from one period to the next. The returns include any re-invested distributions and are after fees and expenses. No allowance has been made for taxation or for any fees charged by operators of master trusts or wrap accounts through which the products are offered. For periods greater than one year returns have been annualised. Growth return is the unit price movement on exit to exit basis. Income is expressed as Total Return less growth component.** S&P / ASX 200 Accumulation.

This Fund is subject to the risk of stock market fluctuations. Investors accessing the Fund through a master trust or wrap account will also bear any fees charged by the operator of such master trust or wrap account. Any apparent discrepancies in the numbers are due to rounding.
^Management costs and buy/sell spread are current as at the date of publication of this website. These fees may be subject to change in the future.
^^These application and redemption prices are current as at the time of this communication, but are not the guaranteed prices you will receive should you apply for or redeem any units on or after the time of this communication, because the actual price may be calculated by reference to a different date.

This website is intended to provide general information only and has been prepared without taking into account your objectives, financial situation or needs. You should consider these matters before acting on the information and consider the relevant Product Disclosure Statement for any product named on this website before making an investment decision.

© 2014 FIL Responsible Entity (Australia) Limited ABN 33 148 059 009, AFSL No. 409340.
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This document is issued by FIL Responsible Entity (Australia) Limited ABN 33 148 059 009, AFSL No. 409340 ("Fidelity Australia"). Fidelity Australia is a member of the FIL Limited group of companies commonly known as Fidelity Worldwide Investment. Prior to making an investment decision retail investors should seek advice from their financial adviser. Please remember past performance is not a guide to the future. Investors should also obtain and consider the Product Disclosure Statements ("PDS") for the fund mentioned in this document. The PDS is available on or can be obtained by contacting Fidelity Australia on 1800 119 270. This document has been prepared without taking into account your objectives, financial situation or needs. You should consider such matters before acting on the information contained in this document. This document may include general commentary on market activity, industry or sector trends or other broad based economic or political conditions which should not be construed as investment advice. Information stated herein about specific securities is subject to change. Any reference to specific securities should not be construed as a recommendation to buy, sell or hold these securities. While the information contained in this document has been prepared with reasonable care no responsibility or liability is accepted for any errors or omissions or misstatements however caused. The document may not be reproduced or transmitted without prior written permission of Fidelity Australia. The issuer of Fidelity funds is FIL Responsible Entity (Australia) Limited ABN 33 148 059 009. References to ($) are in Australian dollars unless stated otherwise. © 2014 FIL Responsible Entity (Australia) Limited. Fidelity, Fidelity Worldwide Investment, and the Fidelity Worldwide Investment logo and F symbol are trademarks of FIL Limited.