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Fidelity Special Values PLC (UK)

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Annual General Meeting – Thursday, 14 December 2023

The AGM of the Company will be held at 11.00 am on Thursday, 14 December 2023 at 4 Cannon Street, London EC4M 5AB and virtually via the online Lumi AGM meeting platform.

We look forward to welcoming you to the AGM in person. For those shareholders who are unable to or would prefer not to attend in person, we will live-stream the formal business and presentations of the meeting online.

Alex Wright, the Portfolio Manager, will be making a presentation to shareholders highlighting the achievements and challenges of the year past and the prospects for the year to come. He and the Board will be very happy to answer any questions that shareholders may have. Investors viewing the AGM online will be able to submit live written questions to the Board and the Portfolio Manager and we will answer as many of these as possible at an appropriate juncture during the meeting.

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Fidelity Special Values PLC aims to seek out underappreciated companies primarily listed in the UK and is an actively managed contrarian Investment Trust that thrives on volatility and uncertainty.

Those who have held on to their vinyl records over the years, will understand why investing in what’s not in vogue can pay off. It’s something the trust’s portfolio managers appreciate, too.

Supported by an extensive research team, they look to invest in out-of-favour companies, having spotted potential triggers for positive change they believe have been missed by others. As with vinyl, the true value of a company is almost always recognised in time, even if it temporarily falls out of fashion.

The value in UK value

Alex Wright, portfolio manager of Fidelity Special Values PLC, shares his outlook for UK equities in 2024. He highlights the unloved areas of the domestic market where he sees potential for recovery and discusses why we could be at the start of a sustained period of outperformance from UK value stocks and sectors.

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UK equities - down but not out

While the UK macro picture remains challenging, portfolio manager Alex Wright believes investment opportunities are still available for those who know where to look. He reviews recent market movements and highlights how Fidelity Special Values PLC is positioned to capitalise on unloved areas with overlooked potential. 

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Investors Chronicle rate Fidelity Special Values PLC a ‘Buy’

The highly respected publication analyses the trust’s strong long-term record of sifting through an unloved market to find companies undergoing a positive change and gives a positive verdict.

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The Sunday Times: At 12, I wanted to be a fund manager

Journalist David Brenchley at the Sunday Times spoke to Alex Wright about how he is living his childhood dream, backing struggling firms that he thinks will make it to the top.

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Watch Alex Wright’s recent interview with Citywire

Alex Wright, portfolio manager of Fidelity Special Values, spoke to Citywire’s Gavin Lumsden about why his value-style approach to finding cheap, good-quality stocks is better positioned than ever and what the key is to generating good, long-term returns, whatever the political and economic circumstances.

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What’s our approach?

Lead Portfolio Manager, Alex Wright, approach is very much in keeping with Fidelity Special Values’ heritage and history - that of contrarian investing, looking for unloved companies whose potential for recovery has been overlooked by the market.

Alex’s value-contrarian philosophy centres on buying unloved companies undergoing positive change and holding them until their potential value is recognised by the wider market. He looks to only invest in companies where he understands the potential downside risk to limit the possibility of losses. Ideally, he wants to invest in companies that have exceptionally cheap valuations or some kind of asset that should prevent their share prices falling below a certain level.

Alex seeks companies where he believes perception by the wider market may shift due to changes in the company’s competitors or market, a new product line or an expansion into new business areas. He also imposes a strict sell discipline once the recovery has taken place.

The trust’s structure affords Alex the ability to invest right across the market, in terms of size (market capitalisation) of underlying investments, although there is an inherent bias towards small and mid-cap companies.

The aim is to position the Company as the investment of choice for those seeking exposure to UK listed companies but with the benefit of investing up to 20% of the portfolio in listed companies on overseas exchanges in order to enhance Shareholder returns.

Alex Wright, Portfolio Manager

Alex Wright has 13 years of investment experience. He joined Fidelity in 2001 as a European equity research analyst, successively covering building materials, alcoholic beverages, leisure, emerging European and African banks and UK small-cap stocks. He became portfolio manager of the Fidelity UK Smaller Companies Fund in 2008. He continues to manage this fund alongside the Fidelity Special Situations Fund and the Fidelity Special Values PLC, which he started managing in 2012.

Jonathan Winton, Co-portfolio Manager

Jonathan Winton joined Fidelity as an analyst in 2005, and has since covered pan European Support Services, Small Cap Technology and Beverages & Tobacco. He is the Lead Portfolio Manager of Fidelity UK Smaller Companies Fund and has worked alongside Alex Wright in the Fidelity UK equities team since 2013. He became co-portfolio manager on the Trust in February 2020.


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Source: Morningstar as at 31.05.2023, bid-bid, net income reinvested. ©2023 Morningstar Inc. All rights reserved. The FTSE All-Share Total Return Index is a comparative index of the investment trust.

Investment objective

The investment objective of Fidelity Special Values PLC is to achieve long term capital growth primarily through investment in equities (and their related securities) of UK companies which the Investment Manager believes to be undervalued or where the potential has not been recognised by the market.

Summary of the key aspects of the Investment policy

The investment approach is flexible, with positions in large, medium and smaller sized companies, across all industries.

The Company may make limited investments in companies outside of the UK.

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 and investment purposes.

The Company is able to gear the portfolio and the Board takes the view that long term returns for Shareholders can be enhanced by the use of gearing in a carefully considered and monitored way.

ESG Policy

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Investment Process

Your Board of Directors

Dean Buckley


Claire Boyle

Chair of the Audit Committee

Nigel Foster

Senior Independent Director

Alison McGregor

Non-Executive Director

Ominder Dhillon

Non-Executive Director

Reports and Literature

Latest monthly factsheet

Contains the latest portfolio manager commentary, performance data and breakdown of the trust’s holdings.

Annual report

The latest annual report includes an update on the trust’s strategy, governance and financial performance.

Half-yearly report

The half-yearly report includes the Portfolio Manager’s review, financial highlights and latest portfolio holdings.

Key Information Document

This document provides you with key information about this investment product. It is not marketing material.

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.

Additional Information

Historical reports and announcements

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Company Research

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News & Insights - Special Values PLC

The value in UK value

Alex Wright, portfolio manager of Fidelity Special Values PLC, shares his out…

Alex Wright

Alex Wright

Portfolio manager, Fidelity Special Values PLC

Fidelity Special Values Annual Results Announcement

The Company has announced its results for the 12 months ended 31 August 2023



Research team

UK equities - down but not out

While the UK macro picture remains challenging, portfolio manager Alex Wright…

Alex Wright

Alex Wright

Portfolio manager, Fidelity Special Values PLC

Important information

Overseas investments are subject to currency fluctuations. This trust invests 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 and the securities are often less liquid. This trust uses financial derivative instruments for investment purposes, which may expose it to a higher degree of risk and can cause investments to experience larger than average price fluctuations. The shares in the investment trust are listed on the London Stock Exchange and their price is affected by supply and demand. The investment trust can gain additional exposure to the market, known as gearing, potentially increasing volatility.