Fidelity International accelerates net zero goal by a decade to 2030

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Fidelity International is accelerating its commitment to reduce company-wide operational carbon emissions to net zero to 2030, 10 years ahead of its previous goal of 2040. Fidelity’s path to net zero will prioritise the avoidance and reduction of emissions through operational improvements in the energy efficiency of its offices, responsible business travel and the use

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Fidelity International expands voting guidelines with new diversity and climate change policies globally

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Fidelity International, a global asset manager with total client assets of $787.1 billion, has published its Sustainable Investing Voting Principles and Guidelines, introducing new global policies on climate change and gender diversity. Through engagement and voting, Fidelity aims to improve the governance and sustainability behaviours of its investee companies. The new policy will see Fidelity increasingly hold investee companies to

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Fidelity International hires portfolio manager Ashish Kochar

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Fidelity International, a global asset manager with total client assets of US$739.9 billion, has hired Ashish Kochar, an experienced global growth-oriented portfolio manager. Starting in September and based in the London office, Mr Kochar will join the global equity team as portfolio manager of the Fidelity Global Equities Fund alongside co-portfolio manager Oliver Trimingham. Mr Kochar

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ESG: Fad or future?

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From time to time, investors become irrationally enthusiastic. The important thing to note about these manic moments is that the investment theme underpinning them makes perfect sense. The narratives are rational; it is the market excess surrounding them that is not. In the early 1970s investors became transfixed by a group of seemingly bullet-proof stocks,

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Fidelity International introduces new flexible ‘dynamic working’ for global employees

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Fidelity International is to offer employees the opportunity to work more flexibly as part of a new ‘dynamic working’ policy, which comes into effect immediately. This new way of working will allow the majority of employees across more than 25 locations worldwide the opportunity to balance their work patterns, combining both home and office working

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Fidelity International expands sustainable investing team with appointment of Gabriel Wilson-Otto

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Fidelity International has appointed Gabriel Wilson-Otto as Director, Sustainable Investing, based in Hong Kong. In this new role, Gabriel will work with Fidelity’s investment professionals to help further integrate sustainability considerations into the firm’s investment process. He will also work closely with Fidelity’s large research function on the firm’s proprietary sustainability ratings and support the

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What’s ahead for China’s markets in the Year of the Ox

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Investors keen to see whether China’s bull market can keep charging ahead in the lunar Year of the Ox will be focused on the sustainability of economic recovery and the pace of possible monetary tightening. China’s modern stock markets are only three decades young, but the Year of the Ox (or Bull) has so far

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Investors join forces to help bring a stop to the humanitarian crisis at sea 

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Eighty five investors representing over US$2trillion in assets, led by Fidelity International, have joined forces to urgently address an unfolding humanitarian crisis at sea and preserve the long-term sustainability of global supply chains. Due to Covid-19, over 400,000 seafarers are stranded at sea, many have been working for up to 17 months, much longer than

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Fidelity International launches Global Future Leaders Fund

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Fidelity International has launched the Fidelity Global Future Leaders Fund, providing Australian investors targeted exposure to small and mid-cap investment opportunities from around the world. The fund, co-managed by portfolio managers James Abela and Maroun Younes, offers access to an actively managed portfolio of 40 to 70 small to mid-cap global stocks with a market

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Fidelity’s Kate Howitt named on best female fund manager list

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For the second year in a row, Fidelity International’s Kate Howitt has been named in Citywire’s list of the top 30 female fund managers in the world, ranking 11th out of 1,762 female active managers and scoring 286 points. Howitt is based in Sydney and has been portfolio manager of the Fidelity Australian Opportunities Fund since

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