What sets Fidelity Worldwide Investment apart is our attention to detail – our investment intelligence. As a leading investment management company, we make considered judgements about which organisations to invest in around the world, to benefit our clients.
It’s an approach that’s made us the world’s investment specialist. Our Analysts visit organisations, talk to the people on the ground and develop their understanding of investment opportunities. And our portfolio managers invest money on behalf of our clients in equities, bonds, funds and property companies, using their judgement, knowledge and market expertise to enable clients’ money to grow. In fact, the value of assets that we manage on behalf of clients around the world is over $231.6 billion1.
As an independent company, we enjoy the scope to be entrepreneurial, fresh-thinking and ahead of the game. So, when you join Fidelity, you'll be encouraged to think for yourself and constantly move forward, learning by doing from day one. Opportunity will be all around you and it will be up to you to seize it. If you share our global outlook, entrepreneurial approach, dedication, insatiable curiosity, commitment to client growth and hunger for the next challenge, you can look forward to a rewarding and stimulating career.
Our investment in our people pays dividends for us as a business, as well as for our clients. By developing quality people, we deliver quality products and client service. In fact, we manage over 750 funds, which means we have something to suit every type of investor. The strength of these funds is rooted in the thoroughness of our research. In a typical year our Analysts could hold over 14,500 company meetings, producing over 40,000 pieces of research2. Our Customer Services team in Operations booked nearly 2.5 million client deals and received more than 800,000 phone calls in 2008. And in the same year our London trading desk executed over $300 billion worth of trades3.
Our approach is consistently recognised in industry awards. At the Thomson Extel Awards (known as the 'City Oscars') we've been named Best Pan-European Fund Management Group eight times in the past ten years. We also won over 140 fund awards at the 2010 Lipper Fund Awards ceremonies across Europe and Asia. These recognise performance over three, five and ten year periods and are awarded for funds available in a number of countries and regions.