Fidelity China Special Situations PLC
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The UK’s largest China investment trust, Fidelity China Special Situations PLC, capitalises on Fidelity’s extensive, locally-based analyst team to find attractive opportunities in a market too big to ignore.
China is increasingly recognised as being a major driver of growth and investment performance, not just in Asia, but the wider world. Its sheer economic size and year-on-year growth means that investors should consider an exposure to China when building a balanced portfolio.
Fidelity International is able to use its large Asia-based investment team to identify companies which are most likely to benefit from China's growth and changing economy. In this way, a portfolio of over 100 underlying investments has been built for Fidelity China Special Situations PLC which provides focused exposure to China's true potential.
To know local companies, keep local company”
Portfolio Manager's latest update: China - new year, different story?
In this the Year of the Pig, Portfolio Manager Dale Nicholls looks ahead to what investors might expect, discussing both the challenges facing China but also outlining the abundant areas of opportunity that our team are seeing on-the-ground.Read Dale Nicholl’s latest update
Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results. The value of investments can go down as well as up and you may not get back the amount you invested. Fidelity does not give advice. If you’re unsure of the suitability of an investment for you, you should speak to an authorised financial adviser.
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 is our approach?
Dale Nicholls, the Portfolio Manager, makes full use of Fidelity's extensive investment research presence and investment licenses in China - which are among the largest of any international investors.
Dale focuses on undervalued companies which have good long-term growth prospects which have been underestimated by the wider market.
He has a bias to small and medium-sized companies, where lower levels of research by competitors leads to greater opportunities for mispricing - but he is not constrained and may invest in large or mega-cap companies such as state-owned-enterprises where mispricing appears.
Dale has identified the growth of the middle class and a refocusing on China's economy towards domestic consumption as key drivers of its economy and stock market in the coming years; he therefore focuses on those products and services that cater for this growth within China.
Dale may invest in companies listed domestically in China or Hong Kong or elsewhere (such as the United States) where those companies' primary revenue exposures are within China.
Dale is also free to invest up to 10% of the portfolio in unlisted companies with a view to their Initial Public Offering - providing investors in Fidelity China Special Situations PLC with some of the broadest access to investment opportunities in China.
Who is Dale Nicholls?
Dale Nicholls joined Fidelity in 1996 as a Research Associate in our Tokyo office. It was during his tenure as an analyst that Dale first began to take an interest in the dynamics of the Chinese market. He regularly visited Chinese companies to get a clear view of the key supply and demand chains of the industries he covered. In 2003, he was promoted to portfolio manager of the Fidelity Pacific Fund and retains management of that portfolio today. In his current role, Dale spends much of his time traveling within China to meet with the management teams and competitors of companies in which he may, or already does, invest, visiting well over 100 companies a year.
Prior to joining Fidelity, Dale worked at Bankers Trust Asia Securities in Tokyo and as a Market/Business Analyst at Sony Corporation, also in Tokyo. He graduated from the Queensland University of Technology in Australia.
The investment objective of the Company is to achieve long-term capital growth from an actively managed portfolio made up primarily of securities issued by companies listed in China and Chinese companies listed elsewhere. The Company may also invest in listed companies with significant interests in China.
Summary of the key aspects of the Investment Policy
The Portfolio Manager will focus on identifying companies which are most likely to benefit from China’s growth and changing economy.
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 gearing purposes and efficient portfolio management.
The Company has adopted a variable management fee which is calculated by referencing performance relative to the MSCI China (N) Index.
Fidelity China Special Situations PLC AGM Highlights - July 2018
Fidelity China Special Situations PLC AGM - July 2018
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Fidelity China Special Situations PLC latest Company news and press highlights
Next AGM: July 2019
Putting China in perspective - Dale Nicholls discusses whether the sell-off has created opportunities for discerning investors with a long-term view.
The Board announce changes to the Board of Directors at the recent Annual General Meeting
Fidelity China Special Situations PLC announces its latest Annual Results & unveils a new innovative charging structure
A-OK for China. The Trust’s Portfolio Manager, Dale Nicholls, reflects on MSCI's landmark move to start including Chinese A-shares into its indices
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