Fidelity Future Leaders Fund
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Investment objective

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

A diversified portfolio of 40-70 small-to mid-cap Australian companies.

Uses a rigorous bottom-up stock selection process that focuses on finding attractively valued companies with strong competitive positioning and sound company management.

A strong emphasis on building a diversified and balanced portfolio that aims to deliver more consistent returns through different market cycles.

Key facts

About this fund
Unit prices (at 13/09/19) Buy 21.6009 / Sell 21.4931 Unit price history
Buy/sell spread 0.25%/0.25%
Management costs1 1.20% Fee disclosure document
Fund size (at 13/09/19) A$422.27M
Inception date 22 July 2013
Distribution frequency Quarterly
Currency Australian dollar
Benchmark S&P/ASX Mid Small Index
About the manager
Portfolio manager James Abela
Appointed to fund 22 July 2013
Location Sydney
Joined Fidelity 2004
Unique identifiers
APIR code FID0026AU
ARSN code 164470606
mFund code FIL26

Fund performance2

Net returns as at 31 August 2019

Timeframe Fund Benchmark Active return
1 yr % 13.71 1.42 12.29
3 yr % pa 15.49 9.24 6.25
5 yr % pa 15.89 10.21 5.68
Since inception (22/07/13) % pa 15.87 11.08 4.79
Timeframe 1 yr
%
3 yr
% pa
5 yr
% pa
Since inception
(22/07/13) % pa
Fund 13.71 15.49 15.89 15.87
Benchmark 1.42 9.24 10.21 11.08
Active return 12.29 6.25 5.68 4.79

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. Benchmark: S&P/ ASX Mid Small Index.

See for yourself how the fund has performed since inception. The chart below represents the value now of $10,000 invested in the Fidelity Future Leaders Fund in July 2013 compared with $10,000 invested in the S&P/ ASX 200 Mid Small Index.

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    Chart as at: 31 August 2019

    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. Benchmark: S&P/ ASX Mid Small Index.

    Net as at 31 August 2019

    Total return Growth Income
    1 yr % 13.71 12.53 1.18
    3 yr % pa 15.49 13.42 2.07
    5 yr % pa 15.89 13.84 2.05
    Since inception (22/07/13) % pa 15.87 13.86 2.01
    1 yr
    %
    3 yr
    % pa
    5 yr
    % pa
    Since inception
    (22/07/13) % pa
    Total return 13.71 15.49 15.89 15.87
    Growth 12.53 13.42 13.84 13.86
    Income 1.18 2.07 2.05 2.01

    Growth return is the unit price movement on exit to exit basis. Income is expressed as Total Return less growth component.

    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. Benchmark: S&P/ ASX Mid Small Index.

    Sectors, holdings and distributions

    As at 31 July 2019

    As at 31 July 2019

    % total net assets
    RESMED INC 6.4%
    MAGELLAN FINANCIAL GROUP LTD 4.8%
    ALTIUM LTD 4.4%
    FISHER & PAYKEL HEALTHCARE CORP 4.0%
    XERO LTD 4.0%
    NORTHERN STAR RESOURCES LTD 3.8%
    EVOLUTION MINING LTD 3.7%
    WORLEYPARSONS LTD 3.6%
    CHARTER HALL GROUP 3.6%
    REA GROUP LTD 3.5%

    As at 31 July 2019

    Fund % Benchmark % Relative %
    RESMED INC 6.4 1.8 4.6
    FISHER & PAYKEL HEALTHCARE CORP 4.0 0.5 3.5
    ALTIUM LTD 4.4 1.0 3.4
    MAGELLAN FINANCIAL GROUP LTD 4.8 2.0 2.8
    PRO MEDICUS LTD 2.8 0.3 2.5

    As at 31 July 2019

    Fund % Benchmark % Relative %
    SEEK LTD 0.0 1.7 - 1.7
    BORAL LTD 0.0 1.4 - 1.4
    BENDIGO AND ADELAIDE BANK LTD 0.0 1.3 - 1.3
    ALUMINA LTD 0.0 1.3 - 1.3
    A2 MILK CO LTD 1.8 2.9 - 1.1
    Distribution Distribution (CPU) Reinvestment price
    28-Jun-19 13.805 $20.9967

    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. If the Distribution CPU column is 0.0000 it means that nothing was distributed. 

    Fund ratings3

    Organisation Rating / Recommendation
    Lonsec
    Rated4
    The Lonsec report is only available to financial advisers, please contact us for a copy
    Morningstar Gold5
    Zenith  Highly Recommended6
     

    Morningstar 2019 Australian Fund Manager of the Year Award - Domestic Equities Small Small Cap Category7

    From the desk of James Abela

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    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.

    1Management 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.

    2Total returns (net) have been calculated using exit prices and take into account the applicable buy/sell spread and are net of Fidelity’s management costs, transactional and operational costs and assumes reinvestment of distributions. No allowance has been made for tax. Returns of more than one year are annualised. The return of capital is not guaranteed. 

    3You 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 date (s) stated below. Fidelity pays a fee to some research houses for rating our funds.

    4The Lonsec Rating (assigned January 2019) presented in this document is published by Lonsec Research Pty Ltd ABN 11 151 658 561 AFSL 421 445. The Rating is limited to "General Advice" (as defined in the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth)) and based solely on consideration of the investment merits of the financial product(s). 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 International 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.

    5© 2019 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 July 2019.

    6The Zenith Investment Partners (“Zenith”) Australian Financial Services License No. 226872 rating (assigned February 2019) 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

    7Morningstar Awards 2019 ©. Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Awarded to Fidelity Future Leaders Fund, Fund Manager of the Year, Domestic Equities Small Caps, Australia

     

     

    Why this fund

    Seeks to capture Australian large-caps of tomorrow, today.

    An actively managed portfolio of 40 to 70 small to mid-cap Australian shares.

    Offers investors a unique approach to portfolio construction which aims to deliver consistent returns through different market cycles.

    Morningstar 2019 Fund Manager of the Year Award, Domestic Equities Small Caps Category

    James Abela, PM of the Fidelity Future Leaders Fund has made history by winning the award two years running. The award is testament to the rigorous and unique investment process of the fund, and has helped reward investors with very attractive risk-adjusted returns since inception. Hear more about the award and his unique process.

    Related insights

    From the desk of James Abela

    Hear James’ insights into mid-small cap companies, the market and his fund by subscribing to his regular update.

    Subscribe 

    James

    Awards6

    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.

    1Management 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.

    2Total returns (net) have been calculated using exit prices and take into account the applicable buy/sell spread and are net of Fidelity’s management costs, transactional and operational costs and assumes reinvestment of distributions. No allowance has been made for tax. Returns of more than one year are annualised. The return of capital is not guaranteed. 

    3You 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 date (s) stated below. Fidelity pays a fee to some research houses for rating our funds.

    4The Lonsec Rating (assigned January 2019) presented in this document is published by Lonsec Research Pty Ltd ABN 11 151 658 561 AFSL 421 445. The Rating is limited to "General Advice" (as defined in the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth)) and based solely on consideration of the investment merits of the financial product(s). 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 International 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.

    5© 2019 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 July 2019.

    6The Zenith Investment Partners (“Zenith”) Australian Financial Services License No. 226872 rating (assigned February 2019) 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

    7Morningstar Awards 2019 ©. Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Awarded to Fidelity Future Leaders Fund, Fund Manager of the Year, Domestic Equities Small Caps, Australia