Fact sheet: Fidelity European

Fund information
Fund name
Fidelity European W Acc
Fund manager company
Fidelity International (FIL In
Fund type
OEIC
Fund managers
  • Samuel Morsesince 01/12/2009
Fund objective
The fund aims to provide long-term capital growth. It invests primarily in the shares of continental European companies. The portfolio is likely to have a bias towards medium-sized and smaller companies and has the freedom to invest outside the fund's principal geographies, market sectors, industries or asset classes. It 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.
Benchmark
  • MSCI Europe ex UK
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
12.2%
1 Year rank in sector
36/96
Sector
UT Europe Excluding UK
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.
0.96%
Fund size
£2,434m (£2,218m 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.
103
Mid price
1228
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
Marlborough Eurpn Multi-Cap31.2%
Neptune European Opps21.9%
Liontrust European Growth20%
Aviva Inv Euro Equity MoM 219.1%
Baillie Gifford European17.6%
...more in UT Europe Excluding UK

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • France28.1%
    Switzerland18.8%
    Germany12.8%
    Spain6.3%
    Belgium6.1%
  • Financials19.7%
    Health Care16%
    Industrials14.5%
    Consumer Staples13.3%
    Consumer Discretionary10.3%
  • French Equities28.1%
    Swiss Equities18.8%
    German Equities12.8%
    Spanish Equities6.3%
    Belgian Equities6.1%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund-3.2%-3.2%6.4%12.2%25.1%70.9%
Sector-1.9%-1.4%6.9%10.5%22%73.6%
Rank within sector84 / 10178 / 10057 / 9936 / 9629 / 8739 / 79
Quartile4th4th3rd2nd2nd2nd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund10.4%6.1%3.4%17.5%22.9%
Sector8.6%9.1%-0.7%27.3%19.2%
Rank within sector38 / 9871 / 9113 / 8778 / 8114 / 79
Quartile2nd4th1st4th1st
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.
1.3
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.
0.97
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.
0.37
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%.
10.88
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.
2.81
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.
0.39
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 high1339
52 week low1015
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price1228
Region
1France28.13%
2Switzerland18.79%
3Germany12.76%
4Spain6.33%
5Belgium6.07%
6UK5.9%
7Others5.66%
8Finland4.73%
9Denmark4.32%
Industry sector
1Financials19.67%
2Health Care16.03%
3Industrials14.5%
4Consumer Staples13.26%
5Consumer Discretionary10.26%
6Information Technology7.15%
7Energy6.14%
8Materials4.21%
9Utilities3.8%
Asset type
1French Equities28.13%
2Swiss Equities18.79%
3German Equities12.76%
4Spanish Equities6.33%
5Belgian Equities6.07%
6UK Equities5.9%
7International Equities5.66%
8Finnish Equities4.73%
9Danish Equities4.32%
Individual holdings
1NESTLE SA6.59%
2ROCHE HLDG AG5.33%
3SANOFI3.99%
4TOTAL SA3.66%
5NOVO NORDISK A/S3.01%
6L`OREAL3%
7SAMPO2.88%
8SAP SE2.85%
93I GROUP PLC ORD2.57%
Management
Fund manager group
No data available.
Fund manager company
Fidelity International (FIL In
Fund type
OEIC
Fund objective
The fund aims to provide long-term capital growth. It invests primarily in the shares of continental European companies. The portfolio is likely to have a bias towards medium-sized and smaller companies and has the freedom to invest outside the fund's principal geographies, market sectors, industries or asset classes. It 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.
Benchmark
  • MSCI Europe ex UK
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Samuel Morse01/12/2009Sam Morse assumed responsibility for the Fidelity European Fund on 1 January 2010. Sam joined Fidelity in 1990 and spent seven years with the company as a research analyst, covering pan-European retail stocks, and then as a portfolio manager, running funds including Fidelity Income Plus Fund, Fidelity Growth and Income Fund and Fidelity MoneyBuilder Growth Fund. He then left Fidelity to be Head of UK Equities at M&G. Sam returned to Fidelity in 2004 to manage UK equities for institutional clients. He managed the Fidelity MoneyBuilder Growth Fund from December 2006 for three years. On 1st January 2010, Sam handed over his UK equity portfolios to new managers and took on responsibility of the FIF European Fund. Sam has an MBA from INSEAD and a BA from the University of North Carolina.
Compliance
IA Recognised, UCITS IV Compliant, UCITS V Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
France, United Kingdom, Guernsey, Ireland, Jersey
Fidelity European Acc
Initial charge3.5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£250
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.71%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.71%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price1798
CurrencyGBX
Price updated06/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFI80
Fidelity European I Inc
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£10,000,000
Min regular saving£100,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price92.97
CurrencyGBX
Price updated06/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeNGLM
Fidelity European Inc
Initial charge3.5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£250
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.71%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.7%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price155.9
CurrencyGBX
Price updated06/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeKEJ9
Fidelity European W Acc
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£250
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.96%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price1228
CurrencyGBX
Price updated06/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeJTXX
Fidelity European W Inc
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£250
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.96%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.95%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price1395
CurrencyGBX
Price updated06/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeGMTV
Fidelity European Y Acc
Initial charge-
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£250
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.18%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.17%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price1626
CurrencyGBX
Price updated06/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeG7FD
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