Launched in July 1989, Genesis Emerging Markets was one of the first emerging markets funds in the UK. Managed by Fidelity from 4 October 2021 (and renamed Fidelity Emerging Markets), it seeks long-term capital appreciation through investing in securities and financial instruments, providing exposure to emerging markets companies. Performance is benchmarked against the MSCI Emerging Markets Index.
Fidelity Emerging Markets (FEML) was transferred to Fidelity in October 2021. FEML mirrors the FAST EM Fund (FAST, £178m AUM at 30 June 2022), which has achieved a strong track record over the past 10 years, outperforming the MSCI Emerging Markets Index (MSCI EM Index) under lead fund manager, Nick Price. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, concerns about inflation and the outlook for global growth have shaken riskier assets and the MSCI EM Index is down 8.1% year to date (in GBP to end July). While FEML was not immune to the setback, Fidelity’s comprehensive team of 45 analysts, together with manager Nick Price and co-portfolio manager Chris Tennant, can react to market shocks efficiently, while identifying and investing in the widest range of attractively valued, high-quality EM growth opportunities.