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Fidelity Index Emerging Markets P

Tracking performance of the MSCI Emerging Markets Index.

  • 151.40p
    Price (Inc)

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  • 193.79p
    Price (Acc)

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    Initial charge

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    Annual management charge

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    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.

  • 1.60%

    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 22 June 2021

The funds objective is to achieve long term capital growth by closely matching the performance of the MSCI Emerging Markets Index. The MSCI Emerging Markets Index captures large and mid cap representation across 23 Emerging Markets countries. The index covers approximately 85% of the free float-adjusted market capitalisation in each country. The fund currently offers no exposure to India. The fund does not engage in any securities lending.

Fund summary

Sector Global Emerging Markets
Structure OEIC
Launched March, 2014
Size £594m
Yield 1.60%
Charging basis
Dividends paid 18 Jan, 18 Apr, 18 Jul, 18 Oct


Standard initial charge 0.00%
Initial charge via Bestinvest 0.00%
Additional bid/offer spread 0.00%
Annual management charge 0.20%
Ongoing charges figure 0.20%


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Investment process

The fund's investment objective is to provide long term capital growth by matching the capital performance of MSCI Emerging Markets Index. The fund uses a physical replication method which means the underlying index securities are purchased directly to provide investors access to the market. Though primarily an equity fund, the managers will also use futures, a type of derivative which provides liquid exposure to the whole of the index. These are used to manage cash balances in the fund - by buying and selling futures the manager can regulate market exposure in response to inflows and outflows without the costs involved in trading all of the shares in the portfolio. The fund currently offers no exposure to India. This fund does not engage in securities lending.

This fund provides a simple, low cost way of investing in Emerging Markets equities, especially those comprising the MSCI Emerging Markets index. This index is made up of large, well known companies and offers geographical and sector diversification, although investors should be aware that emerging economies are subject to political risk and markets are typically more volatile compared to the developed regions.

Manager research

Average monthly relative returns

  • 16/17 -0.07%
  • 17/18 0.05%
  • 18/19 -0.12%
  • 19/20 0.10%
  • 20/21 -0.34%

Bestinvest MRI

  • 3 years -0.12%
  • 5 years -0.07%
  • Career -0.05%
  • 3 years 29.50%
  • 5 years 33.70%
  • Career 35.60%

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

Geode Capital Management

Geode Capital Management was founded in 2001 as a unit of Fidelity Investments, with the aim of developing systematic investment strategies. It became a standalone company in 2003. The company is based in Boston, and is privately held with an independent board.

Track record

Geode Capital Management has 8.4 years experience of managing mutual funds in this sector. Over this period the average monthly return relative to the benchmark index has been -0.05%. During the worst period of relative performance (from July 2014 - December 2020) there was a decline of 7% relative to the index. The worst absolute loss has been 15%.

Periods of worst performance

Absolute -15.00% (January 2020 - March 2020)
Relative -7.00% (July 2014 - December 2020)

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 July 2020

7.5% Alibaba Group Hldg Ltd
6.3% Tencent Hldgs Ltd
5.7% Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing
4.2% Samsung Electronics Co
1.4% Meituan Dianping
1.3% Reliance Industries
1.3% Naspers
1.1% Ping An Insurance(Gr)Co Of China
1.1% China Construction Bank
.9% Inc
Source: Trustnet

Sector breakdown

Information Technology 18.00%
Financials 18.00%
Consumer Discretionary 18.00%
Communications 13.00%
Materials 7.00%
Consumer Staples 6.00%
Energy 6.00%
Industrials 4.00%
Health Care 4.00%
Real Estate 2.00%

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