A large percentage of Japanese companies, particularly small and mid caps, are vastly under-researched as they receive little attention from analysts. Through our own research, this trust looks to benefit from the misplaced growth opportunities that occur as a consequence.
The investment objective of the company is to achieve long-term capital growth predominantly through investment in UK listed companies. The company will have a blend of investments in larger, medium and smaller-sized companies and be guided by a contrarian philosophy.
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A strong cocktail of political and economic uncertainty has led to a period of sustained underperformance from the UK relative to other global equity markets. But as signs of a recovery emerge, we outline why the year of Brexit could coincide with an unusually strong year for UK equities.
Trade negotiations - and the subsequent signed agreement with the US - coupled with slowing headline growth have kept China firmly in the headlines over the opening weeks of 2020. Fidelity China Special Situations PLC’s Dale Nicholls reflects on the issues of the day and discusses what this means for investors in Asia’s largest economy.
Asian markets have become polarised over recent months with large-cap stocks driving market gains. As a small-cap investor, Fidelity Asian Values PLC’s Nitin Bajaj reviews a challenging period and outlines some of the unloved areas that he is backing to bounce back in 2020.
Given the uncertain outlook for Europe, we believe a cautious focus on attractively-valued cash-generative companies, with strong balance sheets, which have the potential to grow their dividends consistently will prove rewarding over the long term.
Fidelity China Special Situations PLC’s Dale Nicholls dissects the outlook for Asia’s largest economy over the next 12 months. While trade uncertainty continues to weight on headline growth rates, he outlines how powerful structural changes relating to domestic consumption continue to unfold and create a range of opportunities.
Despite obvious domestic issues, UK equities have delivered decent returns over the course of 2019. Yet relative to other markets, the UK still stands out as cheap and unloved. Alex Wright outlines how he plans to navigate the uncertainties ahead and reveals his areas of contrarian conviction for 2020.
Fidelity Japan Trust PLC's Nicholas Price reviews the current environment for investors in Japanese equities. With globally-exposed sectors particularly hard hit by external headwinds, he discusses the potential for a recovery in selected areas and how this is reflected in his latest high conviction stock picks.
Japanese equities have faced several external headwinds over the last 12 months which have clouded the outlook for corporate earnings. Fidelity Japan Trust PLC’s Nicholas Price reflects on recent market movements and outlines how and why he has been adding to out of favour tech stocks.
Reasons to celebrate - 25 years of Fidelity Special Values PLC
Alex Wright, Portfolio Manager of the Fidelity Special Values PLC explains how the trusts consistent and disciplined investment approach has outperformed the FTSE All Share Index since its launch 25 years ago.