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Fidelity Global Equity Income Fund (FGILX)

A global approach to investing for dividend income

Just as growth opportunities may be found in different corners of the globe, so too may income opportunities. This presents a potential advantage for global equity income funds, which have the ability to find strong dividend-paying opportunities, regardless of where they are located, throughout the world.

Introducing the Fidelity Global Equity Income Fund

The Fidelity Global Equity Income Fund seeks a reasonable level of dividend income and takes a conservative approach to capital appreciation. Through a focus on investing in dividend-paying stocks, combined with a conservative approach to capital appreciation, the fund aims to deliver attractive risk-adjusted returns over a full market cycle. Portfolio manager, Ramona Persaud, discusses the case for investing in global dividend-paying stocks and her investment process.

Key features of the Fidelity Global Equity Income Fund

  • Invests primarily in dividend-paying stocks located in countries and sectors around the world.
  • Seeks to exceed the yield on the MSCI ACWI (All Country World Index)1 while also providing the potential for capital appreciation.
  • Potentially invests in other types of equity and debt securities, such as convertible bonds, preferred stocks, and low-quality debt.
  • Selects investments based on fundamental analysis of factors such as each company's financial condition and industry position, as well as market and economic conditions.

Who may want to invest

The Fidelity Global Equity Income Fund may be appropriate for investors seeking income primarily through dividend-paying stocks. The fund may also be appropriate for risk-aware investors looking to gain exposure to global equity markets but with potentially less volatility than a typical global equity fund.

Learn more about the fund


Before investing, consider the funds' investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses. Contact Fidelity for a prospectus or, if available, a summary prospectus containing this information.  Read it carefully.
1. MSCI All Country World Index: a free-float-adjusted, market-capitalization- weighted index designed to measure the equity market performance of developed and emerging markets. It is not possible to directly invest in an index.
Stock markets are volatile and can decline significantly in response to adverse issuer, political, regulatory, market, or economic developments.
Diversification does not ensure a profit or guarantee against loss.
Foreign markets can be more volatile than U.S. markets due to increased risks of adverse issuer, political, market or economic developments, all of which are magnified in emerging markets. These risks are particularly significant for funds that focus on a single country or region.
Lower-quality debt securities generally offer higher yields, but also involve greater risk of default or price changes due to potential changes in the credit quality of the issuer.
Value stocks can perform differently than other types of stocks and can continue to be undervalued by the market for long periods of time.