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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.
Sam Morse, portfolio manager of the Fidelity European Trust, assesses the outlook for Europe’s equity markets.
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.
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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10:09 - 20/01/22

UK stocks failed to hold on to early gains as Primark owner Associated British Foods announced job losses and Unilever abandoned its bid for GlaxoSmithKline’s consumer arm.
Popular global investment trust takes on £294m more in cheap, long-term debt, which it insists is for long-term growth and not exploiting tech retreat that has hit its shares since November.
UK smaller companies trust has rapidly built 8% stake in pension administrator Curtis Banks believing it can generate ‘asymmetric returns’ from rising interest rates and acquisitions.

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