What sets Fidelity apart is our attention to detail – our investment intelligence. As a leading investment management company, we make considered judgements about which organisations to invest in around the world, to benefit our clients.It’s an approach that’s made us the world's investment specialist. Our Analysts visit organisations, talk to the people on the ground and develop their understanding of investment opportunities. And our portfolio managers invest money on behalf of our clients in equities, bonds, funds and property companies, using their judgement, knowledge and market expertise to enable clients’ money to grow. In fact, the value of assets that we manage on behalf of clients around the world is over US$179 billion1.As an independent company, we enjoy the scope to be entrepreneurial, fresh-thinking and ahead of the game. So, when you join Fidelity, you'll be encouraged to think for yourself and constantly move forward, learning by doing from day one. Opportunity will be all around you and it will be up to you to seize it. If you share our global outlook, entrepreneurial approach, dedication, insatiable curiosity, commitment to client growth and hunger for the next challenge, you can look forward to a rewarding and stimulating career.Our investment in our people pays dividends for us as a business, as well as for our clients. By developing quality people, we deliver quality products and client service. In fact, we manage close to a thousand different funds, which means we have something to suit every type of investor. The strength of these funds is rooted in the thoroughness of our research. In a typical year our Analysts could hold over 14,500 company meetings, producing over 40,000 pieces of research2. Our Customer Services team in Operations booked nearly 2.5 million client deals and received more than 800,000 phone calls in 2008. And in the same year our London trading desk executed over $300 billion worth of trades3.Our approach is consistently recognised in industry awards. At the Thomson Extel Awards (known as the ‘City Oscars’) in 2009, we were named Best Pan-European Fund Management Group for the eighth time in nine years. At the equivalent awards in the Asia/Pacific region, we were also voted Leading Asian Fund Management Firm 2008 for the second year running. 1. *This figure reflects the assets of FIL Limited. Source: FIL Limited, as of 30/06/09. 2. Source FIL 31.12.07 3. Source FIL 31.12.08
Our investment philosophy is all about looking at the long term. And we take the same approach when it comes to developing our people. Whichever programme you join you’ll gain the tools you need to succeed and the knowledge you need to use them effectively. We tailor our training and development to follow the career path of the programme you’ve joined, so your training will depend on your graduate programme. Throughout your career here, you will receive a number of formal training and development opportuntities. However Fidelity is also commited to continuous professional development, based on an approach centred on self reliance and self direction. So you’ll be encouraged to take responsibility for your own training and development and ultimately, success will be largely up to you. We’ll support you with a number of tools, including an online appraisal and personal development website to help you progress within the organisation. As you continue to develop your career, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to extend your knowledge, such as working internationally or moving across different business functions. Again, it’s up to you to make the most of these opportunities, so you, in turn, can contribute to our development. As a true meritocracy, we believe in giving all of our people the opportunity to progress. With a variety of different careers available around the world, you’ll find a multitude of opportunities to further your career within Fidelity. All you need is the ambition,desire and energy to find the most appropriate opportunity and go for it. Our graduate programmes are tailored to the specific career path for the area you join, so your training and development will depend on your programme. Investment programme As an Associate, you will start a career path with the aim of either becoming one of our Portfolio Managers or a Research Specialist. Your training will include: Our global investment orientation programme, which starts in September 2010, includes external and internal training covering the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) syllabus, Fidelity’s investment process and your role as an analyst. The aim will be to complete level one of the CFA by December. Experience gained through your various sector rotations. A designated investment coach offering mentoring and support. Support to attain the necessary professional qualifications. Coaching on how to run company meetings and the essential skill of using your curiosity to delve deeper. Exceptional access to some of the best investment professionals in the industry. There are no set timeframes to become a Portfolio Manager or Research Specialist. It’s largely up to you and your ability to progress. You’ll experience at least three different sector rotations to broaden your investment knowledge and on average it takes six years before you start managing your own money. European Sales & Marketing, Business Operations or Investment Management Operations programmes Simply put, the aim of these programmes is to develop future leaders who can understand and drive forward the Fidelity business. So, over the course of your programme, you’ll gain broad business as well as industry awareness, an understanding of where we’re going (and how you might take us there in the future) – and where relevant you’ll enjoy a unique opportunity to use and develop your business language skills. We are preparing you for a high-powered future role, so it makes sense for us to give you the very best exposure and experience, using on-the-job and technical training. Our programmes have been developed with this principle in mind. You’ll be working alongside some of the most respected people in the industry, learning from how they work, while developing your own individual skills through formal training. Training during the programme has been carefully designed to offer the right balance between on-the-job experience and more structured development sessions through roles in our key businesses, group training, mentoring, technical training and networking events. You can expect: A Graduate Induction course, which will cover the Introducton to Invesment syllabus as well as giving you a solid grounding in how we do business, what makes our approach so different and the complexities of our industry. You’ll also learn more about the world of financial services. External coaching to assist you with making that transition onto the graduate scheme and the Fidelity culture. Your first rotation will start to develop your commercial awareness, skills and expertise. You’ll add to your knowledge through a combination of on-the-job learning, work shadowing and classroom training, while adding to your personal skills. The support you need to settle into your role and to help you progress. Help and guidance on how to set objectives at the beginning of each rotation. A performance appraisal with your manager during and at the end of each rotation that will help you to establish a personal development plan. A senior business manager as a mentor to give you knowledgeable advice and guidance on any aspects of your work. Sponsorship and support to enable you to gain the relevant industry qualifications, such as the Securities and Investment Institute Introduction to Investment Qualification, Investment Administration Qualification, Investment Management Certificate (IMC), Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Qualification and Securities and Investment Institute Diploma. Internal courses where we use our own experts as well as industry specialists to provide in-depth technical training. All of this is designed to provide you with the necessary toolkit to enjoy a long, challenging and rewarding career at Fidelity. While opportunities will be available throughout your career here, it’s up to you to take control of your own personal development. So ultimately, your success will be largely up to you. You’ll experience the energy and excitement that comes from early responsibility and high visibility. In turn, that will enable you to contribute to our development in an environment that is constantly evolving. And in return, we'll contribute to yours. In short, your career certainly won’t stand still here. Compensation and Benefits In return for your talent, enthusiasm, energy and dedication, we’ll make sure that you’re rewarded well. As well as a competitive starting salary, you can look forward to a range of other benefits that will make working here a rewarding and enjoyable experience. Just as importantly, we’ll make sure that you have time for a life outside work, giving you the opportunity to switch off from business and develop your physical, emotional and mental health. Your exact benefits package will vary, depending on the role you take, and may include: Performance related cash bonus. Performance related Phantom Share award programme, which allows employees to share in the Company's success. Non contributory pension plan. Life insurance to protect your dependants. Private medical insurance for you and your family. Health insurance. Discounted investment products. In addition there are a number of other benefits to help you achieve a good work life balance such as childcare vouchers and corporate gym membership.
To remain the world’s investment specialist, we need exceptionally talented people. People who think for themselves, are entrepreneurial in their approach, who look at things differently and who are committed to creating long-term benefits for our clients. Everyone at Fidelity is on the same wavelength, working together with this mission in mind: 'To become the world's pre-eminent money manager by being in a class of our own in terms of investment performance, client service and business ethics. We should always act in the best interest of our investors and customers, and, in so doing, create wealth for our investors and opportunities and rewards for our employees. Our goal is to build a global business that has the capacity to manage, in the long-term, hundreds of billions of dollars.' Our people come from a wide variety of backgrounds, bringing a fresh perspective to our business. Working in local, national or global teams, they contribute to our goals through a spirit of co-operation. And they bring energy and enthusiasm to all their work, which makes Fidelity a lively place to join, where you’ll enjoy the scope to challenge conventional thinking and develop new ways of doing things. This approach doesn’t just make our environment an exciting one, it also makes commercial sense by giving us a competitive edge. We believe in being a professional international organisation that's innovative and entrepreneurial, hard-working, challenging and results-driven. Multi-cultural and with a strong sense of identity, we're committed to constant improvement. Team-working and non-hierarchical, our people have a can-do attitude, plenty of initiative and self-motivation, and they're dedicated and committed to doing the right thing for the client. While you're considering which is the right company for you, you also need to be sure that you're the right person for us. Take a look at the qualities we look for in all our employees. If you can honestly and objectively say they describe you, then you'll be right for us. We select candidates who are strategic thinkers, future orientated, conceptual, flexible and resourceful. But at the same time we expect you to be tactical, present focussed, practical, structured and tenacious. Although that may seem contradictory, these qualities are in fact complementary and together they make a very potent mix. We look at how each person contributes to our goals and reward their achievement well, enabling them to flourish as individuals. As well as financial rewards, you’ll enjoy plenty of opportunities for training and development and long-term career progression.
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