Fidelity Global Demographics Fund (Managed Fund)

Fidelity Global Demographics Fund (Managed Fund)
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Objective

To achieve returns in excess of the MSCI All Country World Index NR over the medium to long term.

A diversified portfolio of typically 50 to 70 companies globally where demographic factors are likely to be the most important driver of companies earnings over the medium-to-long term.

Aims to exploit market inefficiencies by targeting the beneficiaries of demographic trends early, seeking out companies with innovative products and services that will address evolving demographic needs.

We invest at least 70% of the Fund in companies exhibiting sustainable characteristics and 30% into companies that are showing improving, or potential for improving characteristics.

Why this fund

Demographics are a structural, visible, long-term mega-trend.

A focus on quality and growth companies with strong ESG credentials, that can deliver value over time.

The co-manager approach ensures deep understanding of stock and industry dynamics and enables PMs to cover investment universe in greater detail.

Meet our Portfolio Managers: Learn about why demographics is an exciting place to invest

Oliver Hextall, Alex Gold and Aneta Wynimko, Co-Portfolio Managers for the Fidelity Global Demographics Fund (Managed Fund) reveal how their varied backgrounds got them interested in investing, why demographics is an exciting place to invest, and the benefits of the co-portfolio manager structure.

About the Fund

Oliver, Alex and Aneta talk about how they uncover demographic trends through the three themes of 'longer lives, better lives, and more lives' and how this lens allows them to identify long-term, global winners.

Characteristics

The Fund adheres to a transparent sustainability framework that leverages Fidelity's proprietary ESG research.

ESG integration

We invest at least 70% of the fund in companies exhibiting sustainable characteristics and 30% into companies that are showing improving, or potential for improving characteristics. We engage with all companies, and we set milestones, timelines, and influence change via a proactive engagement plan, particularly for lower-rated holdings.

Exclusion

The Fund seeks to avoid investing in companies that can cause harm or undermine a more sustainable economy. We use an exclusion policy when making investment decisions which incorporates norms-based screening and negative screening of certain sectors, companies or practices.

The Fund will not invest in companies involved with:

  • Tobacco
  • Controversial weapons
  • Conventional weapons
  • Semi-automatic weapons
  • Nuclear weapons
  • Thermal coal
  • Oil sands
  • Arctic oil and gas
  • Violators of UN Global Compact

See the PDS for full details.

Key facts

Unit prices (at 23/05/24)
Buy 30.1195 / Sell 29.9993
Unit price history
Buy/sell spread
0.20%/0.20%

At a glance

Management costs1
0.89% p.a.
Fund size (at 23/05/24)
A$110.32M
Inception date
30 November 2012
Distribution frequency
Annually
Currency
Australian dollar
Benchmark
MSCI All Country World Index NR

Unique identifiers

APIR code
FID0023AU
ARSN code
160557353

Fund managers

Aneta Wynimko
London
Alex Gold
London
Oliver Hextall
London

Performance2

See for yourself how the fund has performed since inception. The chart below represents the value now of $10,000 invested in the Fidelity Global Demographics Fund in November 2012 compared with $10,000 invested in the MSCI All Country World Index NR.

Chart as at: 30 April 2024

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: MSCI All Country World Index NR. NR at the end of the benchmark name indicates the return is calculated including reinvesting net dividends. The dividend is reinvested after deduction of withholding tax, applying the withholding tax rate to non-resident individuals who do not benefit from double taxation treaties.

Net returns as at 30 April 2024

Timeframe 1 yr
%
3 yr
% pa
5 yr
% pa
7 yr
% pa
10 yr
% pa
Since inception
(30/11/12) % pa
Fund 13.95 7.58 10.60 11.91 13.06 14.99
Benchmark 19.54 10.48 11.22 11.70 12.11 14.14
Active return -5.59 -2.90 -0.62 0.21 0.95 0.85

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: MSCI All Country World Index NR. NR at the end of the benchmark name indicates the return is calculated including reinvesting net dividends. The dividend is reinvested after deduction of withholding tax, applying the withholding tax rate to non-resident individuals who do not benefit from double taxation treaties.

Net as at 30 April 2024

1 yr
%
3 yr
% pa
5 yr
% pa
7 yr
% pa
10 yr
% pa
Since inception
(30/11/12) % pa
Total return 13.95 7.58 10.60 11.91 13.06 14.99
Growth 13.08 4.02 6.68 7.13 7.80 9.85
Income 0.87 3.56 3.91 4.78 5.26 5.14

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: MSCI All Country World Index NR. NR at the end of the benchmark name indicates the return is calculated including reinvesting net dividends. The dividend is reinvested after deduction of withholding tax, applying the withholding tax rate to non-resident individuals who do not benefit from double taxation treaties.

DistributionDistribution (CPU)Reinvestment price
30-Jun-2320.4982$26.6277

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. 

Sectors and holdings

As at 30 April 2024

As at 30 April 2024

% total net assets
MICROSOFT CORP 8.0%
AMAZON.COM INC 5.9%
L'OREAL SA 3.7%
LVMH MOET HENNESSY SE 3.7%
TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MFG CO LTD 3.6%
ALPHABET INC 3.6%
ICON PLC 3.2%
ASML HOLDING NV 3.2%
SALESFORCE INC 3.2%
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORP 3.1%

As at 30 April 2024

Fund % Benchmark % Relative %
MICROSOFT CORP 8.0 3.9 4.1
L'OREAL SA 3.7 0.2 3.6
AMAZON.COM INC 5.9 2.3 3.6
LVMH MOET HENNESSY SE 3.7 0.3 3.4
ICON PLC 3.2 0.0 3.2

As at 30 April 2024

Fund % Benchmark % Relative %
META PLATFORMS INC 0.0 1.4 -1.4
APPLE INC 2.4 3.6 -1.2
ELI LILLY & CO 0.0 0.9 -0.9
BROADCOM INC 0.0 0.8 -0.8
JPMORGAN CHASE & CO 0.0 0.8 -0.8

Fund ratings3

Offering Organisation Rating / Recommendation
Listed  and Unlisted Lonsec
Recommended 5
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Ways to invest

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.

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2Management 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.

3Total 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. 

4You 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.

5The Lonsec Rating (assigned May 2024) 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.