Alex Wright has been with Fidelity since 2001 and followed the traditional Fidelity approach to becoming a Portfolio Manager. He began his career as a pan-European equity analyst, rotating across a number of different sectors. In 2007, he chose to focus on UK equities, initially as a UK small cap analyst. As an analyst, he worked closely with both Anthony Bolton and Sanjeev Shah, the two previous managers of the Fidelity Special Situations Fund.Alex began running client assets in 2008 with the launch of the Fidelity UK Smaller Companies Fund.
In 2010, he broadened his remit to the full market cap spectrum, began working more closely with Sanjeev Shah on the Fidelity Special Situations Fund and launched an internal all cap portfolio. In September 2012, Alex took over the Fidelity Special Values PLC investment trust from Sanjeev Shah and in January 2014 he took over the Fidelity Special Situations Fund.In 2017, Alex was named FE Alpha Manager of the Year. He is also an FE Trustnet Alpha Manager*.Alex graduated from Warwick University with a 1st class Honours degree in Economics and is a CFA Charterholder.