Fact sheet: Fidelity American Spec Sit

Fund information
Fund name
Fidelity American Special Situations W Acc
Fund manager company
Fidelity International (FIL In
Fund type
OEIC
Fund managers
  • Angel Agudosince 21/12/2012
Accolades
Fund objective
Aims to provide long-term capital growth. Invests primarily in the shares of US companies. Has the freedom to invest outside the fund's principal geographies, market sectors, industries or asset classes. Can use derivatives with the aim of risk or cost reduction or to generate additional capital or income in line with the fund's risk profile. The fund has discretion in its choices of investments within its objectives and policies. Income is accumulated in the share price. Shares can usually be bought and sold each business day of the fund. This fund may not be appropriate for investors who plan to sell their shares in the fund within 5 years. Investment in the fund should be regarded as a long-term investment.
Benchmark
  • S&P 500
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
31.9%
1 Year rank in sector
19/82
Sector
UT North America
Yield
-
Ongoing charge (OCF)
?A fund’s ongoing charges figure (OCF) is similar to the old-style total expense ratio. It reflects the annual charge to investors in the fund, in percentage terms, but does not include extra performance-related fees (where these are levied) or the fund’s trading expenses on its underlying investments.
0.95%
Fund size
£1,230m (£728m last year)
FE Risk score
?FE Risk Scores measure the riskiness of instruments relative to the FTSE 100 index of shares. Weekly volatility is measured over three years with recent behaviour counting more heavily than earlier behaviour. Cash-type investments will have scores close to zero. Funds will tend to have scores in the 0-150 range. The FTSE 100 is always scored at 100. There is no upper limit.
98
Mid price
1444
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Fund name1 Year
VT De Lisle America54.2%
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Aviva Inv US Eq Inc II40%
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • USA88%
    Money Market7.1%
    Netherlands2.9%
    UK2%
  • Information Technology26%
    Industrials14.9%
    Health Care13.5%
    Financials13.4%
    Consumer Staples8.1%
  • US Equities88%
    Money Market7.1%
    Dutch Equities2.9%
    UK Equities2%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund5.1%10.1%24.7%31.9%84.8%171%
Sector3%8.1%21.7%27.2%59.6%121.4%
Rank within sector19 / 8922 / 8721 / 8319 / 821 / 732 / 64
Quartile1st2nd2nd1st1st1st
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund31.2%8.7%27.6%32.5%11.7%
Sector26.6%4.9%17.8%30.5%6.9%
Rank within sector19 / 8212 / 801 / 7319 / 663 / 64
Quartile1st1st1st2nd1st
Risk statistics
Alpha
?Alpha is a measure of a fund's over- or under-performance by comparison to its benchmark. If the Alpha is 5, the fund has outperformed its benchmark by 5%; so the greater the Alpha, the greater the outperformance.
6.46
Beta
?Beta estimates a fund's volatility by comparison to that of its benchmark. A fund with a beta close to 1 means that the fund will move generally in line with the benchmark. Higher than 1 and the fund is more volatile than the benchmark and vice versa.
0.96
Sharpe
?This commonly-used measure calculates the level of return over and above the return of a notional risk-free investment, such as cash. The difference in returns is then divided by the fund's volatility. The resulting ratio is an indication of the amount of excess return generated per unit of risk.
1.7
Volatility
?Volatility (or standard deviation), when applied to an investment fund, expresses its risk. It shows how widely a range of returns varied from the fund's average return over a particular period. For example, if a fund had an average return of 5%, and its volatility was 15, this would mean that the range of its returns over the period had swung between +20% and -10%.
11.22
Tracking error
?This measures the standard deviation of a fund's excess returns over the returns of an index or benchmark portfolio. As such, it can be an indication of 'riskiness' in the manager's investment style. A Tracking Error below 2 suggests a passive approach. At 3 and above the the manager will be deploying a more active investment style.
2.87
Information ratio
?This is a useful risk-adjusted measure of actively managed fund performance. It is calculated by deducting the returns of the fund's benchmark from the fund's overall returns, then dividing the result by its tracking error. The higher the Information Ratio the better. It is generally considered that a figure of 0.5 reflects a good performance, 0.75 very good, and 1.00 outstanding.
2
R-Squared
?An indication of how closely correlated a fund is to an index or a benchmark. Values for R-Squared range between 0 and 1, with 0 indicating no correlation at all and 1 showing a perfect match. Values upwards of 0.7 suggest that the fund's behaviour is increasingly linked to its benchmark.
0.93
Price movement
52 week high1448
52 week low996.6
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price1444
Region
1USA87.95%
2Money Market7.1%
3Netherlands2.93%
4UK2.05%
Industry sector
1Information Technology25.98%
2Industrials14.9%
3Health Care13.54%
4Financials13.38%
5Consumer Staples8.1%
6Money Market7.1%
7Energy6.24%
8Consumer Discretionary5.36%
9Telecommunications Utilities3.62%
Asset type
1US Equities87.95%
2Money Market7.1%
3Dutch Equities2.93%
4UK Equities2.05%
Individual holdings
1FIDELITY INSTITUTIONAL LIQUIDITY FD UNITED STATES DOLLAR FD DISTRIBUTION NAV8.94%
2ORACLE CORP4.14%
3VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC3.62%
4MOLSON COORS BREWING CO3.55%
5L-3 COMMUNICATIONS HLDGS INC3.42%
6PFIZER INC3.32%
7BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY INC3.3%
8BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON CORP2.93%
9GENERAL ELECTRIC CO.2.58%
Management
Fund manager group
No data available.
Fund manager company
Fidelity International (FIL In
Fund type
OEIC
Fund objective
Aims to provide long-term capital growth. Invests primarily in the shares of US companies. Has the freedom to invest outside the fund's principal geographies, market sectors, industries or asset classes. Can use derivatives with the aim of risk or cost reduction or to generate additional capital or income in line with the fund's risk profile. The fund has discretion in its choices of investments within its objectives and policies. Income is accumulated in the share price. Shares can usually be bought and sold each business day of the fund. This fund may not be appropriate for investors who plan to sell their shares in the fund within 5 years. Investment in the fund should be regarded as a long-term investment.
Benchmark
  • S&P 500
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Angel Agudo21/12/2012Angel Agudo has been the portfolio manager of Fidelity American Special Situations since December 2012 and PM of US equities since November 2011. He was fund manager of Fidelity's Global Industrials fund from January 2011 to February 2012. He joined Fidelity in 2005 initially as a European analyst. Before this he was in medical equipment sales & design and in IT & operations. Education: MBA (IMD Business School); MSc Mechanical Engineering (ICAI).
Compliance
IA Recognised, UCITS IV Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
France, United Kingdom, Guernsey, Ireland, Jersey
Fidelity American Special Situations Acc
Initial charge3.5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£250
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.7%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.71%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price1540
CurrencyGBX
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFI72
Fidelity American Special Situations W Acc
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£250
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.95%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.96%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price1444
CurrencyGBX
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeGMUH
Fidelity American Special Situations Y Acc
Initial charge-
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£250
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.17%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.19%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price1485
CurrencyGBX
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeG7FC
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