Fidelity Sustainable Asia Equity W

Targeting long-term capital growth by investing in large and medium-sized equities in Asia.

  • 201.20p
    Price (Inc)

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    Price (Acc)

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    Initial charge

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  • 0.75%
    Annual management charge

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  • 0.90%
    Ongoing charges

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  • 0.50%

    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, we don’t currently provide commentary on this fund.

The fund aims to outperform the Asia ex Japan index while also holding a minimum 70% of the portfolio in equity securities that are deemed to maintain high sustainable characteristics. The team adopts a bottom-up investment approach driven by sustainability principles that identifies quality growth opportunities with sustainable returns they believe are mispriced or unrecognised by the market.

Fund summary

Sector Asia Pacific Excluding Japan
Structure OEIC
Launched January, 2015
Size £98m
Yield 0.50%
Charging basis Income
Dividends paid Acc units only


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 0.90%


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Investment process

Manager research

Average monthly relative returns

  • 17/18 -0.03%
  • 18/19 -0.13%
  • 19/20 0.47%
  • 20/21 0.37%
  • 21/22 0.28%

Bestinvest MRI

  • 3 years 0.37%
  • 5 years 0.19%
  • Career 0.34%
  • 3 years 98.20%
  • 5 years 96.30%
  • Career 99.90%

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

Dhananjay Phadnis

Phadnis joined Fidelity in 2004 as an Investment Analyst, based in Mumbai, India, and Hong Kong. In 2008 he took the position of portfolio manager for the FF Indonesia Fund. In addition, he was assigned the role of Director of Research in Hong Kong on 1 April 2009. His previous experience includes a period from 2001 to 2004 at JP Morgan India, where he held the position of Associate, Equities Research. He was also an Assistant Audit Manager at AF Ferguson & Co. Chartered Accountants, Pune, India in 1999. Dhananjay holds a B.Comm., from Brihan Maharasutra College of Commerce, Pune Unviersity, India and is a CFA Charterholder. He also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Finance) from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, India, and is an Associate Chartered Accountant, Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, India.

Track record

Dhananjay Phadnis has 10.7 years experience of managing mutual funds in this sector. Over this period the average monthly return relative to the benchmark index has been +0.34%. During the worst period of relative performance (from April 2011 - September 2011) there was a decline of 6% relative to the index. The worst absolute loss has been 26%. Statistically, we estimate the probability that this fund manager is adding value, rather than being lucky, is more than 99%.

Periods of worst performance

Absolute -26.00% (April 2011 - September 2011)
Relative -6.00% (April 2011 - September 2011)

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 30 November 2021

8.8% Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing
8.1% Aia Group Ltd
7.4% Samsung Electronics Co
4.1% Meituan
4% Tencent Hldgs Ltd
3.3% Axis Bank Ltd
3.3% Inc
2.3% Infosys
2.3% Sk Hynix Inc
2.2% Bank Rakyat Indonesia
Source: Trustnet

Sector breakdown

Financials 28.00%
Information Technology 27.00%
Consumer Discretionary 16.00%
Communications 6.00%
Health Care 5.00%
Money Market 5.00%
Consumer Staples 4.00%
Industrials 3.00%
Materials 2.00%
Real Estate 1.00%

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