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Investment company managers on the outlook for equities.
Peter Niven, Susie Farnon and Patrick Reeve re-elected.
Investment companies should be held to the same standards as funds.
Purchases of £968m made in first nine months of 2021.

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Nicholas Price, portfolio manager of Fidelity Japan Trust, discusses why he maintains a positive outlook for Japanese stocks as we head into 2022.
As investors grapple with economic uncertainty and mounting regulation, the outlook for emerging markets may seem less positive. Against this backdrop, Fidelity Emerging Markets Limited portfolio manager Nick Price outlines why he expects to find opportunities amidst the uncertainty.
Sam Morse, portfolio manager of the Fidelity European Trust, assesses the outlook for Europe’s equity markets.
Nitin Bajaj, portfolio manager of Fidelity Asian Values PLC, discusses how market dynamics could evolve from here and what this means for regional investors over 2022.

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09:48 - 19/01/22

UK equities struggled to make headway this morning, while the oil price jumped to a seven-year high following a drone strike in Abu Dhabi.
JPMorgan overhauls the three-strong Tokyo team managing its Japan Small Cap Growth & Income trust as its shares receive a pummelling in New Year rotation from growth stocks.
The FTSE 100 and 'mid-cap' FTSE 250 index fell this morning as UK jobs data shows inflation is outpacing wages.

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