Fidelity European Values Plc is a Closed-End Investment Fund/Investment Trust. The company's objective is to achieve long term capital growth from the stock markets of continental Europe with an actively managed portfolio of investments, consisting primarily of continental European securities. The principal activity is to pursue the objective through operating as an investment trust company. Its investment management services are provided by FIL Investments International. It was founded on May 11, 1991 and is headquartered in Tadworth, UK.
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(date of appointment as Chairman: May 2010, as Director: 1 June 2007)
Is a Chartered Accountant and was previously a Director of Schroder Investment Management Limited. In a 22 year career at Schroders, he was a member of the Group Investment and Asset Allocation Committees. He is currently Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Schroder Exempt Property Unit Trust and a Director of BlackRock Commodities Income Investment Trust plc, Murray Income Trust plc and JPMorgan Claverhouse Investment Trust plc.
Simon Fraser, Board Member
(date of appointment: 26 July 2002)
Spent 27 years at Fidelity but retired from his executive responsibilities at the end of 2008. He started his career at Fidelity as an analyst and spent a number of years in Japan, most recently as Chief Investment Officer for the Asia/Pacific region. He returned to the UK in 1999 to take up the position of Chief Investment Officer for Fidelity Worldwide Investment, a position he held until 2005. He is Chairman Designate of Foreign and Colonial Investment Trust plc. He is also a director of Fidelity Japanese Values PLC, Merchants Investment Trust plc, Barclays PLC and Barclays Bank PLC.
Simon Duckworth, Board Member
(date of appointment: 24 February 2003)
Has been a member of the City of London Corporation since 2000 where he serves on the Corporation’s Policy, Finance and Investment Committees. He currently chairs both the City of London Police Authority and the National Olympics Security Oversight Group. Appointed Deputy Lieutenant for Greater London in 2008, he sits on the Advisory Board of Barings Targeted Return Fund, City University London and holds a number of other public and charitable appointments.
James Robinson, Board Member
(date of appointment: 1 June 2007)
Was Chief Investment Officer, Investment Trusts and Director of Hedge Funds at Henderson Global Investors prior to his retirement in 2005. A Chartered Accountant, he has 30 years’ investment experience and is currently a director of Aberdeen New Thai Investment Trust PLC and Invesco Asia Trust plc. He is also a Committee member of the British Heart Foundation and a non-executive adviser to BOCM Pauls Limited. He will be appointed Chairman of the Audit Committee and Senior Independent Director with effect from the close of the 2010 Annual General Meeting.
Robin Niblett, Board Member
(date of appointment: 14 January 2010)
Has been Director and Chief Executive of Chatham House (the Royal Institute of International Affairs) since 2007. Prior to this he worked for the Center for Strategic and International Studies, becoming Executive Vice President in 2001 and also serving as Director of its Europe Programme from 2004 to 2006.
Marion Sears, Board Member
(date of appointment: 17 January 2013)
Is a Senior Independent non-executive Director of the retailers Dunelm Group Plc since 2004 and a non-executive Director of Octopus AIM VCT Plc and Persimmon plc. Previously she was a Managing Director of Investment Banking at JPMorgan and she has served on the boards of Boehringer Ingleheim Ltd, LGC Holdings plc and Prelude Trust Plc, a Healthcare and Technology focused investment trust. She has also held executive positions at Glaxo, UBS and Baring Brothers.