INDUSTRY VOICE: The financial crisis hit the Irish property market hard. House prices fell over 50% from peak to trough, housebuilding stalled, as did mortgage lending. In short, it was a disaster.
In 2015 the sector was still out of favour and off the radar of many mainstream investors. But as a contrarian investor, Fidelity Special Situations Fund Manager Alex Wright is naturally drawn to stocks and sectors where other UK equity fund managers dare to tread.
In this short video, Alex reveals how companies like Cairn Homes fit his contrarian value investment philosophy and progress through the three stage investment cycle of the Fidelity Special Situations Fund and Fidelity Special Values PLC. His disciplined approach, together with the support of Fidelity's analysts, help to uncover undervalued stocks often missed by others.
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