Fidelity Asian Values PLC

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Fidelity Asian Values PLC provides shareholders with a differentiated equity exposure to Asian Markets. Asia is the world's fastest-growing economic region and the trust looks to capitalise on this by finding good businesses, run by good people and buying them at a good price.

The trust favours smaller companies as this gives it the opportunity to find mispriced businesses, the "winners of tomorrow", before they become well known.

With more than 17,000 listed companies in Asia - which is more than the rest of the world put together - there is a huge opportunity for a fundamental research driven stock picker who can fully utilise Fidelity's extensive locally based analyst team.

Investing in good businesses, run by good people, at an attractive price


Investing in unloved Asia

Fidelity Asian Values PLC’s Nitin Bajaj outlines how he has navigated and shifted the portfolio through the market volatility experienced over the first half of 2020. He also discusses the scale of the recent underperformance of value relative to growth - could this trend reverse in the near-term?

Read Nitin’s latest update


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Overseas investments are subject to currency fluctuations. This Investment Trust invests in emerging markets which can be more volatile than other more developed markets. This Investment Trust may also invest more heavily than others in smaller companies, which can carry a higher risk because their share prices may be more volatile than those of larger companies. Investment Trusts can gear through the use of bank loans or overdrafts and this can be achieved through the use of derivatives. Their use may lead to higher volatility in the Net Asset Value and Share Price.


What’s our approach?

Nitin Bajaj, the portfolio manager, has a straight forward approach. He aims to buy good businesses, run by good people and buy them at a good price. He ignores the macroeconomic noise and concentrates on finding the right businesses to meet his quality and value criteria. In practice this is easier said than done, as finding good businesses demands a high level of skill and requires a great deal of patience to uncover a hidden gem no one else has found.

Nitin has a value-orientated stock-picking approach, based on fundamental research that is coupled with an absolute return perspective. Nitin seeks to identify investments he believes can earn a return of 50% over a three year period, while looking to avoid capital losses.

The portfolio is focused on smaller sized companies, as this is where Nitin sees the greatest opportunity to find mispriced companies, given that this section of the market tends to be less well researched and he thinks the “winners of tomorrow” are more likely to be found here.

By fully utilising Fidelity’s unrivalled locally based research resources in Asia, Nitin is able to find these mispriced companies and to do so before others can.


Nitin Bajaj, Portfolio Manager

Nitin Bajaj joined Fidelity in 2003 in London as a research analyst covering European food & tobacco and large cap Italian & Spanish banks. In 2007, after a very successful and highly rated period in research, Nitin became an Assistant Portfolio Manager for the Fidelity Global Special Situations Fund in the UK. Nitin subsequently moved to Fidelity’s Mumbai office in 2009 to manage FIL’s domestic Indian equity funds. He moved to Singapore in early 2013 and manages the Fidelity Asian Values PLC and Fidelity Asian Smaller Companies Fund from there.

Ajinkya Dhavale, Assistant Portfolio Manager

On 1 June 2020, Ajinkya Dhavale became Assistant Portfolio Manager on the Fidelity Asian Values Trust.

Ajinkya joined Fidelity in 2011 as an Investment Analyst in our Mumbai office and in 2014, he relocated to our Singapore office to take up the role of a shorting analyst covering the whole Asia ex Japan region. In 2018, he rotated into the small cap space covering equities in Korea and Taiwan. Ajinkya is a CFA and Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and holds a B. Com. from the University of Pune.


Investment Objective

The investment objective of the Company is to achieve long-term capital growth principally from the stock markets of the Asian region excluding Japan. 

The Company's performance will be measured against the return of the MSCI AC Asia ex Japan Small Cap Index (net) total return (in Sterling terms).

Summary of the key aspects of the Investment Policy

The Portfolio Manager invests in securities of companies which he considers to have fundamental value which has not been recognised by the market.

The Company is not restricted in terms of size or industry of companies included in the portfolio and may invest in unlisted securities.

The Company may also invest into other transferable securities, collective investment schemes, money market instruments, cash and deposits and is also able to use derivatives for efficient portfolio management, to gain additional market exposure (gearing) and for investment purposes.


Subscription Shares - update

Your exercise rights have now expired.

The final exercise took place on 29th November and the Board is pleased to announce that 3,081,455 subscription shares were exercised by shareholders.

Remaining unexercised subscription share rights have lapsed with nil value.

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Reports and Literature

Investors should be aware that the content of the Key Information Document (KID), including methodologies for the calculation and presentation of risks, performance scenarios and costs are defined by technical standards under the EU’s PRIIPs Regulation. The forward-looking Performance Scenarios are based on degrees of variation from historic performance, and cannot be guaranteed. The figures in the KID may not reflect the expected returns for the Company and will be higher following periods of strong returns and lower following market falls. Please remember that past performance is not a guide to future performance.

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Fidelity Asian Values PLC latest news and insights

Next AGM: December 2020

Update on Coronavirus - February 2020
The Fidelity Asia investment team update on the likely impact.

New Comparative Index adopted

At the Company’s recent AGM shareholders have voted to accept the Board’s proposal to change the Comparative Index from MSCI Asia All Countries Ex Japan index to MSCI All Country Asia ex Japan Small Cap Index. The new small capitalisation benchmark will be adopted from 1 February 2020.

Subscription Shares - update
The final exercise took place on 29th November and the Board is pleased to announce that 3,081,455 subscription shares have been exercised by shareholders.

Superior growth prospects in the Asia-Pacific region
Edison has published its latest research note on the Company.

Final Results Announced for the year ending 31 July 2019
Final Results for the year ending 31 July 2019 have been announced.

Why we're investing in unloved Asia - May 2019
Fidelity Asian Values PLC’s Nitin Bajaj discusses his approach to navigating the ebbs and flows of today’s uncertain macro environment.

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