We are entering a new economic era where the whole purpose of capitalism and the raison d’être of business are being debated. A lot of the recent focus has been on ESG and the part companies should play in achieving ESG aims, such as a netzero-carbon economy. In other words, some “stakeholders” believe businesses should not exist simply to generate profits, but expect them to contribute to broader goals. Whilst society looks to business with increasing expectations, it is increasingly evident th
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Edison Investment Research is terminating coverage on Codere (CDR), Fidelity Asian Values (FAS), Fidelity China Special Situations (FCSS), Fidelity European Trust (FEV), Fidelity Japan Trust (FJV), Fidelity Special Values (FSV), Orège (OREGE) and Silence Therapeutics (SLN). Please note you should no longer rely on any previous research or estimates for these companies. All forecasts should now be considered redundant.
Companies: Fidelity Asian Values PLC GBP
Fidelity Asian Values (FAV) gives investors liquid access to the attractive small-cap Asian market (ex-Japan). Its long-term returns have beaten UK markets, Asian benchmarks, listed peers and open-ended fund comparators. This performance is driven by i) superior GDP growth, demographics, cherry-picking from 18,000 potential investments and markets with pricing anomalies, and ii) the value added by Fidelity, with its rigorous investment process, flexible mandate and active management. Risks inclu
Fidelity Asian Values (FAS) seeks long-term capital growth through investment in Asian stocks, excluding Japan. The manager, Nitin Bajaj, adopts a value investing style focused on smaller-cap stocks, a sector which he believes nurtures ’the winners of tomorrow’, before they become well-known and expensive. This approach has been unfashionable for many years, and value and small-cap stocks have underperformed larger growth stocks, due to the popularity of mega-cap tech and other growth stocks. Wh
Fidelity Asian Values (FAS) aims to achieve long-term capital growth through investment principally in the stock markets of the Asian region, excluding Japan. It seeks to outperform the MSCI AC Asia ex-Japan Small Cap index mainly via stock selection. The manager, Nitin Bajaj invests in good businesses, run by good managers, trading at attractive valuations. He has a bias towards small-cap value stocks, a sector he believes nurtures ‘the winners of tomorrow’, before they become well known. Recen
Fidelity Asian Values (FAS) is managed by Nitin Bajaj. He employs a very disciplined process, seeking good businesses run by competent management, trading on attractive valuations. The polarisation in the stock market affords him many opportunities to invest in companies that fulfil his investment criteria. While the style bias against value stocks has affected the manager’s relative performance in recent years, FAS has a long-term record of outperformance versus both its previous and new benchm
Fidelity Asian Values (FAS) is managed by Nitin Bajaj, who aims to both grow and preserve shareholders’ capital, seeking double-digit annual total returns over a three- to five-year timeframe. The manager seeks to mitigate large capital losses in the portfolio by avoiding companies with high valuation multiples, extended balance sheets, modest margins and low liquidity. He is mindful to keep sufficient resources available to take advantage of investment opportunities when they arise. The last ch
Fidelity Asian Values (FAS) significantly outperformed its benchmark in the 2018 market sell-off, helped by its focus on capital preservation as well as growth. Manager Nitin Bajaj says that recent stock market volatility has enabled him to purchase market-leading businesses at very attractive prices, as valuation multiples have compressed while corporate earnings have remained robust. Bajaj notes that FAS’s portfolio is currently trading on a relatively low aggregate P/E multiple and is generat
Today, we introduce our investment trust ratings. According to the quantitative screens we have selected in an attempt to highlight the best performers in the closed-ended universe, the trusts discussed here have been the best in their classes over the last five years. We have selected trusts using two different sets of criteria, aiming to identify the top performers for capital growth and for achieving a high and growing income. There are many rating systems for open-ended funds, but no quantit
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Fidelity Asian Values (FAS) is managed by Nitin Bajaj, who aims to generate long-term capital growth by finding ‘good businesses’ run by ‘good management teams’ that are available at a ‘good price’. The manager also aims to protect capital in periods of stock market weakness. Portfolio positions are only initiated after thorough fundamental research, which enables the manager truly to understand the businesses in which he invests. Bajaj’s approach is unconstrained and FAS’s NAV has outperformed
This is a regular publication looking at Fidelity and recent developments in three of its investment trusts – Fidelity Asian Values, Fidelity Japanese Values and Fidelity Special Values.
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With strong performance from most emerging markets, smaller companies and technology, 2017 will be remembered as the year that rewarded those investors willing to take some risk with their investments. Despite initial worries about political risk stemming from Brexit and upcoming European elections, equity markets in general soared. For the first time in recorded history the S&P 500 made gains in every month of the calendar year, the MSCI Emerging Markets Index ended the year up 30.55% (in sterl
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The quarter enjoyed the ongoing recovery in revenue margins and net provision releases further boosted by a portion of the announced tax gains. The question is not at what pace profitability will recover but instead at what pace will it normalise? In the meantime, the group is accumulating excess capital that will be returned to shareholders.
Companies: Lloyds Banking Group plc
Duke has announced its third new royalty partner since April's placing, with a C$8.3m (£4.8m) agreement with Creō-tech Industrial Group Inc (“Creō-tech”). This scheduled new partner is another buy & build platform, with follow-on deployments expected. It represents Duke's 12th current royalty partner and its first in North America, adding diversity in number and geography. This should further add to the anticipated step-up in quarterly cash revenues from Q2/22, after Q1/22's £2.9m record.
Companies: Duke Royalty Limited
The quarter enjoyed stronger-than-expected provision releases and a partial reversal of the first quarter negative equity adjustments, whereas the DTA remeasurement offset ongoing restructuring charges.
Companies: Barclays PLC
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Avation is a lessor of 44 aircraft to a diversified airline client base of 19 commercial airlines across 15 countries. This morning, the group has provided a brief update as of 30 June 2021, which points to an impairment review having been completed in line with its standard accounting policies across its turboprop, narrow-body and wide-body fleet. The net impact is to reduce the book value of the fleet by c.$32m, which follows on from the H1 2021A impairment of $46.7m. Management believes that
Companies: Avation PLC
TPFG has delivered an impressive H1/21E trading update, confirming a doubling of interim revenues. The result reflects a buoyant sales market and only a partial contribution from sales-focused Hunters, whose March 2021 purchase looks astute. Given sales pipelines remain robust (set to convert largely over H2/21E); the 73k managed properties continue to provide a high degree of recurring & transactional income; and Ewemove continues to scale quickly, we view the outlook positively. Despite the sh
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Q2 progress very much followed the trend of Trident continuing to build the foundations of what we believe can be a leading diversified royalty company. Some exciting asset level progress which should materially bolster future royalty revenue potential and some top-notch additions to the Board. With $8m cash in the bank and the $10m Tribeca loan facility finalised and drawn-down, TRR is well placed to secure further value accretive royalty acquisitions
Companies: Trident Royalties Plc
Ground Rents Income Fund (GRIO) has today released its Interim Results for the period ending 31 March 2021. The NAV fell by 1.1% to £101.4m (104.5 pps). Dividends of 1.98p have been paid over the six month period, but going forward the Board have announced that they will be reducing the annual dividend target to 3.0pps and expect the dividend to be fully covered by the year ending 30 Sep 2022. At the AGM in March, shareholders approved the authority for the Company to purchase up to 14.99% of it
Companies: Ground Rents Income Fund PLC
Altus Strategies* (ALS LN) – BUY, Target 118p – New addition to the team to manage Egyptian portfolio of assets
BHP (BHP LN) – Main workers union at Escondida rejects company offer
Newcrest Mining Ltd (NCM AU) – Additional targets close to Havieron
Piedmont Lithium (PLL AU) – Delays predicted supply timeline for Tesla deal
PureGold Mining (PUR LN) – PureGold reaches commercial production
URU Metals* (URU LN) – Zebediela project sale completed
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Altus Strategies* (ALS LN) - La Mancha launches La Mancha Fund, a Luxembourg based long only fund dedicated primarily to gold mining.
Ariana Resources (AAU LN) – Kiziltepe production guidance maintained
Castillo Copper (CCZ LN) – Quarterly report highlights the ‘Big One' prospect
Chaarat Gold (CGH LN) – Robust Kapan production in H1/21 with Tulkubash funding completion pushed to Q3/21
Glencore (GLEN LN) – Glencore to pay $9.85m to settle zinc rigging dispute
Jervois Mining (JRV AU) – Jervoi
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The quarter enjoyed accelerated provision releases. The improved visibility on the group’s mid-term perspectives enabled management to increase its capital distribution plan over the next three years.
Companies: NatWest Group Plc
Trident Royalties Plc (AIM: TRR) has, this morning, provided an update on its activities undertaken during the quarter ended 30 June 2021. The key elements of the announcement are:
Significant progress across a number of projects over which Trident holds royalties.
Total quarterly royalty revenue of US$381,808 from two paying royalties over copper and iron ore assets.
The appointment of Mr Paul Smith as Non-Executive Chair alongside a personal investment of £1 million at 40p as well as the ad
What a difference a year makes - 12 months ago, the focus, quite understandably, was on the course of the pandemic and the lifting of the Lockdown (1) measures. For investors, it was the sustainability of the rally in markets seen since March 2020. Today, while we are still thinking about the lifting of lockdown measures, we are also concerned about two “old favourites” from previous decades. Inflation and the parlous state of public finances. The BoE has said that although CPI inflation rose to
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Record’s assets under management equivalent (AUME) has continued to grow in Q122 with net inflows including the launch of the new Record Emerging Market Sustainable Finance Fund. This is the first of several new product initiatives to be realised and will contribute to diversification of revenues. The group is also continuing to focus on modernisation and succession to support future growth.
Companies: Record plc
Management has released a trading update for the high-growth Program Management business, covering the half year to 30th June – as well as a quick note on July trading. During this period, Program Management has demonstrated astounding growth.
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