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.
Take the road less travelled with someone who knows it well”
Highlights from the Fidelity Asian Values PLC AGM Dec 2017
4 January 2018
Fidelity Asian Values PLC AGM Dec 2017 - Nitin Bajaj
4 January 2018
Understanding Subscription Shares
6 December 2016
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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 buys good businesses, run by good people and buy them at a good price. He ignores the macro-economic 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 is not easy and it 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 loses.
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 come from these companies.
By fully utilising Fidelity’s unrivalled locally based research resources in Asia Nitin is able to find these mispriced companies and to find them before others do.
Who is Nitin Bajaj?
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.
May suit investors who:
- Want an investment that focuses on small to medium sized Asian stocks
- Are interested in undervalued stocks as a growth opportunity
- Are willing to accept stock market volatility
- Accept the higher risk involved in investing in Asia, including currency risks
Can afford to take a long-term investment view
Are investing for their future; the trust may be held in an ISA, Junior ISA, SIPP or general investment account
Subscription Shares offer shareholders the right but not the obligation to subscribe for Ordinary Shares during a pre-determined period at a pre-determined price. Shareholders were issued 1 Subscription Share for every 5 Existing Ordinary Shares they held on 2 December 2016.
Subscription Rights may be exercised on an annual basis with the remaining exercise opportunities occurring on the last business day in November 2018 & 2019.
The exercise prices have been calculated as follows and are based on the Net Asset Value (NAV) of the Company as at close of business on 2 December 2016.
|November 2018 (4% Premium to NAV):||381.75p|
|November 2019 (7% Premium to NAV):||392.75p|
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