Fidelity European Trust’s investment objective is to achieve long-term growth in both capital and income from a portfolio predominantly comprising continental European securities. Up to 20% exposure to stocks listed outside continental Europe is permitted, to give the manager investment flexibility. FEV’s performance benchmark is the World Europe ex-UK Index.
Fidelity European Trust (FEV, formerly Fidelity European Values) seeks to achieve long-term growth in both capital and income from a portfolio comprising mainly continental European stocks. FEV’s managers, Sam Morse and Marcel Stötzel, note that the coronavirus crisis has temporarily marginalised many fundamentally strong and resilient European companies. They believe this has created abundant new opportunities for long-term investors such as FEV to benefit as these companies recover and re-rate over time. The trust’s ambition to be the cornerstone investment of choice for investors seeking European exposure across market cycles is supported by its very solid outperformance over the long term. In addition, FEV’s dividend has increased every year since 2010 and the board intends to maintain dividend increases during the current crisis, drawing on reserves if necessary.