Fidelity Special Values PLC aim is to achieve long term capital growth for investors by investing in special situations. It is an actively managed contrarian investment trust that thrives on volatility and uncertainty.
London is one of, if not the most important, of the world’s financial centres. Focused on the UK market but with up to 20% invested in overseas stock markets, this investment trust looks for stocks that are undervalued by the market and whose growth potential isn’t yet appreciated by other investors.
By understanding the downside and identifying the potential for change it allows the trust to invest in unloved stocks with potential for positive change. These 80-120 stocks held in the portfolio provide the trust with diversification and liquidity.
The Portfolio Manager, Alex Wright’s, approach is very much in keeping with Fidelity Special Values’ heritage and history - that of value contrarian investing, looking for company’s whose potential for share price growth or recovery has been overlooked by the market.
Alex’s value-contrarian philosophy centres on buying unloved companies in sectors that are out of favour 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. This can be anything from inventory to intellectual property that gives a margin of safety.
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.
Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results. 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.
The value of investments can go down as well as up so investors may get back less than they invest. Overseas investments are subject to currency fluctuations. This investment trust 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. This investment trust may 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.
Registered in England and Wales; registration number 02972628.
Registered office: FIL Investments International, Beech Gate, Millfield Lane, Lower Kingswood, Tadworth, Surrey KT20 6RP.
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