Fidelity Global Enhanced Income Fund W GBP Acc
Global Equity Income
Rated Fund 2019-20. Accelerates income through the use of derivatives
Fidelity Global Enhanced Income was added to our line-up for 2019 for investors seeking stable and higher-than-average income from stocks globally. It is a sister fund to Fidelity Global Dividend, a Rated Fund since 2015. The two funds have the same number of holdings and are identical but for one key difference: the Enhanced Income fund uses derivatives to accelerate income generation.
Dan Roberts has run both portfolios since inception – this fund was launched in October 2013. David Jehan adds a derivatives overlay via covered call options to the Enhanced fund to give income a boost. At the end of 2019 the portfolio owned 49 stocks and had call options on 41 of them. This means the managers give up some potential capital growth from the shares in exchange for higher income. The fund has underperformed its sister by a small margin over five years but has historically yielded a great deal more. The current yield, at 4.6%, is double that of its sister.
Roberts invests in transparent and sustainable businesses anywhere around the globe. He will avoid some countries or sectors altogether if he doesn’t think the right opportunities can be found there. Companies have to offer a margin of safety for him to consider them for inclusion in the portfolio. The value influence in his process means he is less likely to overpay for a stock, which can help protect against price falls in down markets.
FundCalibre, the fund ratings and research provider, rates Roberts “very highly”. Managing director Darius McDermott says: “We like the fact that Dan challenges his analysts and allows intellectual debate.”
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|Deutsche Boerse AG||4.18 %|
|Cisco Systems Inc||4.16 %|
|Unilever PLC||4.05 %|
|Roche Holding AG Dividend Right Cert.||3.95 %|
|Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd||3.82 %|
|Wolters Kluwer NV||3.52 %|
|Pfizer Inc||3.27 %|
|RELX PLC||3.26 %|
|Intel Corp||3.21 %|
|Schneider Electric SE||2.96 %|
|United States||31.90 %|
|United Kingdom||20.50 %|
|Europe - ex Euro||7.64 %|
|Asia - Developed||5.91 %|
|Financial Services||18.53 %|
|Communication Services||14.30 %|
|Consumer Defensive||14.25 %|
Dan C. Roberts is an Executive Managing Director, Head of the Global Fixed Income Group and its Chief Investment Officer. His responsibilities include spearheading macro-economic research, managing portfolios that utilize asset allocation and chairing GFI’s Investment Policy Committee (IPC). Directing the IPC is Dan’s most important investment responsibility as this Committee is the foundation of the GFI team-based approach to managing portfolios. It sets all portfolio strategy within the context of the team’s macro view and monitors compliance with its decisions. No significant positions are taken in any portfolio without the approval of the IPC. The IPC’s voting members are GFI’s four most senior investment professionals, who have worked together for nearly two decades. Dan joined MacKay Shields in 2004 when the firm acquired the fixed income business of Pareto Partners, where he had served as Chief Investment Officer. Dan first began assembling his team in 1989, when he was appointed head of fixed income at UBS Asset Management. In 1997 the team joined Forstmann-Leff International and was subsequently purchased by Pareto Partners in 2000. Prior to UBS, Dan worked at Chase Manhattan Bank, initially as a Financial Economist before being named head of Global Interest Rate and Currency Swaps Trading. Before joining the private sector, Dan served at The White House with the President’s Council of Economic Advisors from 1981 to 1983, was the Chief of Staff of the U.S. Congress’ Joint Economic Committee from 1984 to 1985 and was an economist at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission from 1977 to 1978. Dan holds a BBA and a PhD from University of Iowa. He has been working in the investment industry since 1977.
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