Fidelity Global Enhanced Income W

Worldwide equity fund targeting an unusually high yield (50% above the market)

  • 149.40p
    Price (Inc)

    These are the shares in the fund that pay out an income to clients. The income is made up of the total dividends – the money a company can pay out to its investors – from the companies in the fund.

  • 221.90p
    Price (Acc)

    These are the shares in the fund that don’t pay out an income to clients. Any dividends – the money a company can pay out to its investors – are reinvested into companies in the fund. Despite no income, the shares should be worth more over time. Good incentive, eh?

  • 0.00%

    Initial charge

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  • 0.75%
    Annual management charge

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  • 0.98%
    Ongoing charges

    This stands for Ongoing Charges Figure. It’s the cost of running a fund and includes admin fees, manager fees, administration costs, etc.

  • 4.70%

    How much the fund is currently paying out in income to investors. It’s NOT to be confused with the overall growth of a fund – a very different thing indeed. It’s also NOT a guarantee of future pay-outs, just a snapshot. This is more what it’s not than what it is…

Prices as at 25 January 2022, fund commentary last updated 19 October 2015

This fund is the sister fund to the Fidelity Global Dividend fund, which is a traditional global equity income mandate. This enhanced version increases the yield payable to approximately 150% of the MSCI AC World index yield through the use of a covered call strategy, which involves selling call options on stocks held in the portfolio in return for a premium. The strategy boosts the fund's yield, although investors effectively sacrifice some potential capital upside.

Fund summary

Sector Global Equity Income
Structure OEIC
Launched October, 2013
Size £332m
Yield 4.70%
Charging basis Capital
Dividends paid 30 Apr, 31 Jul, 31 Oct, 31 Jan


Standard initial charge 0.00%
Initial charge via Bestinvest 0.00%
Additional bid/offer spread 0.00%
Annual management charge 0.75%
Ongoing charges figure 0.98%


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Investment process

The manager’s approach is primarily bottom-up, looking at each individual holding in the portfolio and making a judgement on the sustainability of the dividend given the strength of the balance sheet. The fund is managed in a conservative manner with an emphasis on limiting potential downside risk by selecting companies with strong fundamentals, sustainable earnings growth and trading on attractive valuations which provide a margin of safety. This focus is primarily on larger stocks – those with the market cap / free float of $1bn+. The manager is benchmark agnostic (individual sector weight can go up to 25%, whilst regional allocation can be +/- 25% on a relative basis; the fund’s active share is typically > 80%). The manager is looking to strike a balance between delivering a headline yield and growing distribution per unit. A covered call overlay is used to enhance the yield on the fund. Typically 40-60% of the fund will be over written at any given time. The fund uses an active covered call strategy as this has historically produced superior returns.

Manager research

Average monthly relative returns

  • 17/18 0.00%
  • 18/19 0.00%
  • 19/20 0.00%
  • 20/21 0.00%
  • 21/22 0.00%

Bestinvest MRI

  • 3 years 0.00%
  • 5 years 0.00%
  • Career 0.23%
  • 3 years 0.00%
  • 5 years 0.00%
  • Career 96.80%

Performance figures are based on the average of monthly percentage returns relative to the benchmark index.

Daniel Roberts

Roberts joined Fidelity in November 2011. HHe began his investment career in 2001 as an equity analyst for M&G. He became a portfolio manager at Invesco in 2002, before moving to Aviva as a UK equity income portfolio manager in 2003. In 2009 he joined Gartmore where he also managed equity income funds. He also worked in risk analysis at JP Morgan and trained as a chartered accountant at PricewaterhouseCoopers. He holds a BSc (Hons) in mathematics from Warwick University, is an associate of the UKSIP Investment Management Certificate and is a CFA charterholder. Roberts is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Track record

Daniel Roberts has 5.4 years experience of managing mutual funds in this sector. Over this period the average monthly return relative to the benchmark index has been +0.23%. During the worst period of relative performance (from February 2009 - December 2009) there was a decline of 6% relative to the index. The worst absolute loss has been 33%. Statistically, we estimate the probability that this fund manager is adding value, rather than being lucky, is 97%.

Periods of worst performance

Absolute -33.00% (May 2007 - March 2009)
Relative -6.00% (February 2009 - December 2009)

About the MRI

Our unique indicator: the Bestinvest Manager Record Index (MRI) measures the likelihood that the fund manager is adding value through their decisions. It is based on their performance record over the course of their career, adjusted for the amount of risk taken. MRI is an important contributor to our fund rating system but it is also vital to take account of qualitative factors. It is also very important to select funds to form a cohesive portfolio with an appropriate overall risk level.


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Top 10 holdings

Data accurate as at 31 December 2021

4.4234% Procter & Gamble Co
4.1743% Unilever Plc
3.7701% Roche Hldg Ag
3.5375% Sanofi
3.4908% Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing
3.2068% Cisco Systems Inc
3.004% Deutsche Borse Ag
2.9827% Sandvik Ab
2.8406% Iberdrola Sa
2.8102%3 i Group Plc
Source: Trustnet

Sector breakdown

Financials 22.00%
Money Market 17.00%
Health Care 12.00%
Information Technology 11.00%
Industrials 10.00%
Consumer Staples 9.00%
Utilities 6.00%
Communications 6.00%
Real Estate 2.00%
Consumer Discretionary 2.00%


- Typically around 50- 60 stocks - Multiple sources of alpha, including core, value and 'bond like equities'


+/- 25% in any region. Maximum 25% in any sector. No tracking error targets.

Key Investor Information - Income


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