If you want to take full advantage of the incredible growth of China’s middle classes and a seismic shift towards domestic consumption, you need real on-the-ground expertise.
As the UK’s largest China investment trust, Fidelity China Special Situations PLC can capitalise on an extensive, locally based analyst team to make site visits and attend company meetings. This helps us find the opportunities which are most likely to benefit from China's growth and changing economy.
Dale Nicholls joined Fidelity in 1996 as a Research Associate in our Tokyo office. It was during his tenure as an analyst that Dale first began to take an interest in the dynamics of the Chinese market. He regularly visited Chinese companies to get a clear view of the key supply and demand chains of the industries he covered. In 2003, he was promoted to portfolio manager of the Fidelity Pacific Fund and retains management of that portfolio today. In his current role, Dale spends much of his time traveling within China to meet with the management teams and competitors of companies in which he may, or already does, invest, visiting well over 100 companies a year. Prior to joining Fidelity, Dale worked at Bankers Trust Asia Securities in Tokyo and as a Market/Business Analyst at Sony Corporation, also in Tokyo. He graduated from the Queensland University of Technology in Australia.
The value of investments can go down as well as up and you may not get back the amount you invested. Overseas investments are subject to currency fluctuations. Investments in emerging markets can be more volatile than other more developed markets. The shares in the investment trust are listed on the London Stock Exchange and their price is affected by supply and demand. The Fidelity China Special Situations PLC trust can gain additional exposure to the market, known as gearing, potentially increasing volatility. The trust invests more heavily than others in smaller companies, which can carry a higher risk because their share prices may be more volatile than those of larger companies. This information is not a personal recommendation for any particular investment. If you are unsure about the suitability of an investment you should speak to an authorised financial adviser.