Thematic investing: Disruption

Fidelity's disruptive funds invest in innovative business models, emerging industries, and technologies that are changing the status quo.

Disruption investing with Fidelity

The pace of change is accelerating with technological advances, innovative business models, and changing consumer preferences. We’ve used our robust research capabilities to identify disruptors worldwide, from cloud computing to autonomous vehicles. Leveraging this research, we’ve developed a unique set of actively managed disruption products.

Scientists have found treatments for 350 out of 7,000 known rare diseases and are racing to find treatments for the rest.1

Through 2022, projected market size and growth of the cloud services industry will be nearly 3 times the growth of overall IT services.2

With the evolution from 3G to 5G, the average time to download a 2-hour movie has gone from 29 hours to 4 seconds.3

Fidelity's disruption funds

Learn about our 11 disruption products, the range of industries that they cover, and types of companies they may invest in.

Mutual funds

Fidelity® Disruptive Automation Fund (FBOTX)

Invests in companies leading the way in automation, from industrial robotics to artificial intelligence and autonomous driving.

Fidelity® Disruptive Communications Fund (FNETX)

Invests in companies changing the way we connect and communicate, from social media to 5G-related digital infrastructure and the internet of things.

Fidelity® Disruptive Finance Fund (FNTEX)

Invests in companies helping to deliver more efficient and customized financial solutions, such as digital payments and internet banks.

Fidelity® Disruptive Medicine Fund (FMEDX)

Invests in companies that are transforming medical diagnostics, therapies, and services, from gene therapy to robotic surgery and digital health platforms.

Fidelity® Disruptive Technology Fund (FTEKX)

Invests in new technologies such as companies delivering cloud computing, harnessing big data, and transforming consumer experiences through internet and mobile platforms.

Fidelity® Disruptors Fund (FGDFX)

Brings together 5 disruptive themes—automation, communications, finance, medicine, and technology—in a single fund.


Fidelity® Crypto Industry & Digital Payments ETF (FDIG)

Invests in companies that help to power blockchain technology, cryptocurrency, and digital payments processing.

Fidelity® Metaverse ETF (FMET)

Invests in the tech leaders and emerging businesses helping to create the new digital world though digital content, infrastructure, and wearable technology.

Fidelity® Cloud Computing ETF (FCLD)

Invests in companies enabling the increased adoption of cloud computing characterized by the delivery of computing services over the internet.

Fidelity® Digital Health ETF (FDHT)

Invests in companies providing technology-enabled healthcare products and services, such as surgical robots and telemedicine.

Fidelity® Electric Vehicles and Future Transportation ETF (FDRV)

Invests in companies engaged in the production of electric and autonomous vehicles and/or their components, technology, or energy systems.

Thought leadership

Learn why disruptor companies may help shape the investing world for years to come.
Some of the largest companies in the world are disruptors that introduced new business models and changed established industries to create entirely new ones. Think Amazon, Facebook, Netflix, and Uber.

Learn how to invest in automation and find out what’s driving growth in this trend.
Automation is transforming many aspects of our lives. It’s used to assemble smartphones, grab boxes in a warehouse, assist surgeons through operations, and, even drive your car.

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