Fidelity Global Equities Fund
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Investment objective

To achieve returns in excess of the MSCI All Country World Index NR over the suggested minimum investment time period of five to seven years.

A diversified portfolio of 80-120 of some of the best ideas globally drawn from Fidelity’s global research and financial modelling.

Uses a rigorous bottom-up stock selection process that focuses on finding companies with sustainable pricing power, strong management and companies investing for future growth.

Designed to be a core international holding.

Key facts

About this fund
Unit prices (at 21/02/18) Buy 22.6528 / Sell 22.5172 Unit price history
Buy/sell spread 0.30%/0.30%
Management costs1 1.15% p.a.
Fund size (at 21/02/18) A$245.12M
Inception date 15 April 1998
Distribution frequency Annually
Currency Australian dollar
Benchmark MSCI All Country World Index NR
About the manager
Portfolio manager Amit Lodha
Appointed to fund 01 October 2010
Location London
Joined Fidelity 2004
Unique identifiers
APIR code FID0007AU
ARSN code 093163672
mFund code FIL07

Fund performance2

Our focus is to identify long-term winners. See for yourself how the Fidelity Global Equities Fund, a portfolio of 80-120 of our best global ideas, has performed compared to the fund's benchmark.

    Fidelity Global Equities Fund
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    MSCI All Country World Index NR
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    Chart as at: 31 January 2018

    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 ACWI (All Country World Index) Index NR (effective 1 November 2011). Benchmark between December 2006 and 1 November 2011 was the MSCI World Index, and prior to December 2006 and 1 November 2011 was the MSCI World Index ex.Australia. 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 31 January 2018

    Timeframe Fund Benchmark Active return
    1 mth % 1.46 2.04 -0.58
    3 mth % 3.27 3.61 -0.34
    6 mth % 12.97 12.68 0.29
    1 yr % 20.66 19.51 1.15
    3 yr % pa 11.52 10.45 1.07
    5 yr % pa 17.40 16.79 0.61
    7 yr % pa 13.48 12.73 0.75
    10 yr % pa 8.28 7.04 1.24
    15 yr % pa 8.39 6.80 1.59
    Since inception (15/04/98) % pa 5.78 4.06 1.72
    Timeframe 1 yr
    %
    3 yr
    % pa
    5 yr
    % pa
    7 yr
    % pa
    10 yr
    % pa
    15 yr
    % pa
    Since inception
    (15/04/98) % pa
    Fund 20.66 11.52 17.40 13.48 8.28 8.39 5.78
    Benchmark 19.51 10.45 16.79 12.73 7.04 6.80 4.06
    Active return 1.15 1.07 0.61 0.75 1.24 1.59 1.72

    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 ACWI (All Country World Index) Index NR (effective 1 November 2011). Benchmark between December 2006 and 1 November 2011 was the MSCI World Index, and prior to December 2006 and 1 November 2011 was the MSCI World Index ex.Australia. 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 31 January 2018

    Total return Growth Income
    1 yr % 20.66 19.72 0.94
    3 yr % pa 11.52 10.62 0.90
    5 yr % pa 17.40 16.60 0.80
    7 yr % pa 13.48 12.84 0.64
    10 yr % pa 8.28 7.48 0.80
    15 yr % pa 8.39 7.71 0.68
    Since inception (15/04/98) % pa 5.78 4.23 1.55
    1 yr
    %
    3 yr
    % pa
    5 yr
    % pa
    7 yr
    % pa
    10 yr
    % pa
    15 yr
    % pa
    Since inception
    (15/04/98) % pa
    Total return 20.66 11.52 17.40 13.48 8.28 8.39 5.78
    Growth 19.72 10.62 16.60 12.84 7.48 7.71 4.23
    Income 0.94 0.90 0.80 0.64 0.80 0.68 1.55

    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 ACWI (All Country World Index) Index NR (effective 1 November 2011). Benchmark between December 2006 and 1 November 2011 was the MSCI World Index, and prior to December 2006 and 1 November 2011 was the MSCI World Index ex.Australia. 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.

    Sectors, holdings and distributions

    As at 31 January 2018

    As at 31 January 2018

    % total net assets
    ALPHABET INC 2.0%
    MICROSOFT CORP 1.8%
    OCADO GROUP PLC 1.8%
    ROYAL DUTCH SHELL PLC 1.7%
    WELLS FARGO & CO NEW 1.6%
    JPMORGAN CHASE & CO 1.6%
    ORACLE CORP 1.4%
    SARTORIUS STEDIM BIOTECH 1.4%
    QUALCOMM INC 1.4%
    ROCHE HOLDING LTD 1.3%

    As at 31 January 2018

    Fund % Benchmark % Relative %
    OCADO GROUP PLC 1.8 0.0 1.8
    SARTORIUS STEDIM BIOTECH 1.4 0.0 1.4
    ORIX CORP 1.3 0.1 1.3
    KOTAK MAHINDRA BANK LTD 1.2 0.0 1.2
    BEAZLEY PLC/UK 1.2 0.0 1.2

    As at 31 January 2018

    Fund % Benchmark % Relative %
    AMAZON.COM INC 0.0 1.2 - 1.2
    FACEBOOK INC 0.0 0.9 - 0.9
    APPLE INC 1.0 1.8 - 0.8
    JOHNSON & JOHNSON 0.0 0.8 - 0.8
    EXXON MOBIL CORP 0.0 0.8 - 0.8
    Distribution Distribution (CPU) Reinvestment price
    31-Dec-17 0.000000 $22.3501

    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
    Zenith Recommended4
    Morningstar Neutral5

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    This Fund is unhedged and is subject to the risk of fluctuations in international stock markets and currencies. 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. Prior to December 2006, the benchmark for the fund was MSCI World ex Australia.

    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.

    2The 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. 

    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.

    4Zenith Investment Partners (“Zenith”) Australian Financial Services License No. 226872 rating (assigned November 2016) 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

    5© 2017 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 March 2017.

    Why this fund

    Access a diversified portfolio of around 80-120 of our best ideas globally.

    19 year track record with a proven investment approach to identify sustainable pricing power.

    A global team providing unique insights into investment themes and ideas backed by 400 Fidelity investment professionals.

    Meet Amit Lodha

    Amit Lodha, Portfolio Manager of Fidelity’s Global Equities Fund talks about what the Fund can offer investors, his passion for investing and how he finds the long-term winners for the portfolio.

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    This Fund is unhedged and is subject to the risk of fluctuations in international stock markets and currencies. 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. Prior to December 2006, the benchmark for the fund was MSCI World ex Australia.

    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.

    2The 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. 

    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.

    4Zenith Investment Partners (“Zenith”) Australian Financial Services License No. 226872 rating (assigned November 2016) 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

    5© 2017 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 March 2017.