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Fidelity Australian Equities Fund

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A consistent, highly-rated, top-quartile performer over every major time period in the last decade, the Fidelity Australian Equities Fund is highly rated.

  • 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.

Fund facts

Fund size
(at 27/11/14)
A$4,000.97M
Benchmark
S&P/ASX 200 Accumulation Index
Portfolio manager
Paul Taylor
Location
Australia
Appointed to fund
30 June 2003
Joined Fidelity
1997
Unit prices
(at 27/11/14)^^
28.0044 / 27.8648
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Buy/sell spread
0.25%/0.25%
APIR code
FID0008AU
Distribution frequency
Quarterly
Management costs^
0.85% p.a.
Currency
Australian Dollar
Inception date
30 June 2003
ARSN code
103420088

Past performance net returns as at 31/10/14

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* 4.22 0.32 3.84 8.35 16.13 10.25 4.24 12.10 13.62
Benchmark** 4.43 -0.57 2.95 6.39 13.76 8.20 1.63 8.53 10.15
Active return -0.21 0.89 0.89 1.96 2.37 2.05 2.61 3.57 3.47

Growth and income net as at 31/10/2014

1 yr
% pa
3 yr
% pa
5 yr
% pa
7 yr
% pa
10 yr
% pa
Since inception
(30/06/03) % pa
Total return 8.35 16.13 10.25 4.24 12.10 13.62
Growth 5.10 12.11 6.74 0.93 7.74 9.18
Income 3.25 4.02 3.51 3.31 4.36 4.44

Distributions

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 31/10/14

Fund ratings

Organisation Rating / Recommendation More Information
Morningstar Gold1 Visit Morningstar's website
Lonsec Fund rating not publicly available2 Visit Lonsec's website
Zenith Highly Recommended3 Visit Zenith's website
van Eyk Fund rating not publicly available4 Visit van Eyk's website

See ratings disclaimers

Investment objective

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.

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    Top 10 holdings as at 31/10/2014

    % total net assets
    Commonwealth Bank Australia 9.6%
    Australia & NZ Banking Group Ltd 8.4%
    BHP Billiton Ltd 6.5%
    Suncorp Group Ltd 6.0%
    Wesfarmers Ltd 5.9%
    Telstra Corp Ltd 5.3%
    Westpac Banking Corp 4.7%
    Rio Tinto Ltd 4.3%
    Oil Search Limited 4.2%
    Seek Ltd 4.1%

    Top overweight positions as at 31/10/14

    Fund % Index % Relative %
    Suncorp Group Ltd 6.0 1.4 4.7
    Seek Ltd 4.1 0.4 3.7
    Oil Search Limited 4.2 0.7 3.5
    Dominos Pizza Enterprises Ltd 2.7 0.1 2.6
    Rio Tinto Ltd 4.3 1.9 2.4

    Top underweight positions as at 31/10/14

    Fund % Index % Relative %
    Woolworths Ltd 0.0 3.3 -3.3
    Westpac Banking Corp 4.7 7.9 -3.2
    National Australia Bank Ltd 3.2 6.0 -2.8
    Woodside Petroleum Ltd 0.0 2.1 -2.1
    BHP Billiton Ltd 6.5 7.9 -1.5

    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.

    † Based on the Mercer Wholesale-Equity-Australia-All Cap-Core Universe as at 30 September 2014. Notes about the Mercer universe: includes funds according to criteria determined by Mercer – it does not include all international share funds available in Australia. Should be distinguished from the Mercer institutional performance surveys. 

    You should refer to respective research houses (and their disclaimers below) to obtain further information about the meaning of the rating and the rating scale. Ratings are only one factor to be taken into account when deciding whether to invest. Ratings are subject to change without notice and may not be regularly updated. Ratings are current as at July 2014. Fidelity pays a fee to some research houses for rating our funds.

    This document has been prepared without taking into account your objectives, financial situation or needs. You should consider these matters before acting on the information. You should also consider the Product Disclosure Statements (“PDS”) for Fidelity products named in this document before making a decision whether to acquire or hold the product.  The relevant PDS can be obtained by contacting FIL Responsible Entity (Australia) Limited ABN 33 148 059 009, AFSL No. 409340 (“Fidelity Australia”) on 1800 119 270 or by downloading from our website at www.fidelity.com.au . This document may not be reproduced or transmitted without the prior written permission of Fidelity Australia.  The issuer of Fidelity’s managed investment schemes is FIL Responsible Entity (Australia) Limited ABN 33 148 059 009.

    1. © 2014 Morningstar, Inc. All rights reserved. Neither Morningstar, its affiliates, nor the content providers guarantee the data or content contained herein to be accurate, complete or timely nor will they have any liability for its use or distribution. Any general advice or ‘class service’ have been prepared by Morningstar Australasia Pty Ltd (ABN: 95 090 665 544, AFSL: 240892) and/or Morningstar Research Ltd, subsidiaries of Morningstar, Inc, without reference to your objectives, financial situation or needs. Refer to our Financial Services Guide (FSG) for more information at www.morningstar.com.au/s/fsg.pdf. You should consider the advice in light of these matters and if applicable, the relevant Product Disclosure Statement (Australian products) or Investment Statement (New Zealand products) before making any decision to invest. Our publications, ratings and products should be viewed as an additional investment resource, not as your sole source of information. Past performance does not necessarily indicate a financial product’s future performance. To obtain advice tailored to your situation, contact a professional financial adviser. Some material is copyright and published under licence from ASX Operations Pty Ltd ACN 004 523 782 ("ASXO"). Rating assigned June 2014.

    2. The Lonsec Rating (assigned September 2013) presented in this document is published by Lonsec Research Pty Ltd ABN 11 151 658 561 AFSL 421445. The Rating is a "class service" (as defined in the Financial Advisers Act 2008 (NZ)) or is limited to "General Advice" and based solely on consideration of the investment merits of the financial product(s). In New Zealand it must only be provided to "wholesale clients" (as defined in the Financial Advisers Act 2008 (NZ)). Past performance information is for illustrative purposes only and is not indicative of future performance. It is not a recommendation to purchase, sell or hold Fidelity product(s), and you should seek independent financial advice before investing in this product(s). The Rating is subject to change without notice and Lonsec assumes no obligation to update the relevant document(s) following publication. Lonsec receives a fee from the Fund Manager for researching the product(s) using comprehensive and objective criteria. For further information regarding Lonsec’s Ratings methodology, please refer to our website at: http://www.beyond.lonsec.com.au/intelligence/lonsec-ratings

    3. The Zenith Investment Partners (“Zenith”) Australian Financial Services License No. 226872 rating (assigned July 2014) referred to in this document is limited to “General Advice” (as defined by the Corporations Act 2001) for Wholesale clients only. This advice has been prepared without taking into account the objectives, financial situation or needs of any individual. It is not a specific recommendation to purchase, sell or hold the relevant product(s). Investors should seek independent financial advice before making an investment decision and should consider the appropriateness of this advice in light of their own objectives, financial situation and needs. Investors should obtain a copy of, and consider the PDS or offer document before making any decision and refer to the full Zenith Product Assessment available on the Zenith website. Zenith usually charges the product issuer, fund manager or a related party to conduct Product Assessments. Full details regarding Zenith’s methodology, ratings definitions and regulatory compliance are available on our Product Assessment’s and at http://www.zenithpartners.com.au/RegulatoryGuidelines

    4. van Eyk Research Pty Ltd ABN 99 010 664 632, corporate authorised representative of van Eyk Financial Group Pty Ltd ABN 28 149 679 078, AFSL 402146 (authorised representative number 408625) (van Eyk) rates investment management capabilities rather than individual products. These ratings are valid as at May 2014 but can change or cease at anytime and should not be relied upon without referring to the meaning of the ratings, as well as the full manager reports, available to subscribers at www.iRate.vaneyk.com.au. Past performance information given in these documents is given for illustrative purposes only and should not be relied upon as it is not an indication of future performance. van Eyk has not directed the publication of FIL Limited (Fidelity) ratings. The ratings are not intended to influence you and your client’s investment decision in relation to any products managed by Fidelity and do not take into account your client’s individual financial situation, needs or objectives. We recommend that you and your client do not rely on these ratings in making an investment decision and instead you seek advice from an appropriate investment adviser and read the product disclosure statement before making such a decision.

    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 www.fidelity.com.au 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.