Fidelity International ("Fidelity") offers world class investment solutions and retirement expertise. As a privately owned, independent company, investment is our only business. We are driven by the needs of our clients, not by shareholders. Our vision is to deliver innovative client solutions for a better future.
We invest globally on behalf of clients in Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and South America. Our clients range from central banks, sovereign wealth funds, large corporates, financial institutions, insurers and wealth managers, to private individuals. In addition to asset management, we offer investment administration and guidance for employer benefit schemes, advisers and individuals in several countries.
Established in 1969 as the international arm of Fidelity Investments, which was founded in Boston in 1946, Fidelity International became independent of the US organisation in 1980, and is today owned mainly by management and members of the original founding family.
Our people are passionate, engaged, smart and curious, and we give them the independence and the confidence to make a difference. While we take pride in the excellence of our investment solutions and client service, we know we can always do better. We are honest, respectful and make tough calls, challenging the status quo to achieve better outcomes through innovation. Above all else, we always put our clients first.
We see markets as only semi-efficient. Our investment philosophy builds on an active, bottom-up research-led investment approach to create better outcomes. This is why we have developed one of the largest in-house global research networks in the industry, with over 400 investment professionals located in major financial centres around the world.
As a result, 90% of the research used by our fund managers to make investment decisions is our own, giving us truly independent insight. Much of this research is carried out at ground level – visiting the shop floor, speaking to customers, competitors, and suppliers of companies as well as independent experts to form a well-rounded view.