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For individual investors in the UK

Global Life Sciences Equity Fund

By understanding the science and business of health care, our experienced team invests in companies addressing unmet medical needs or those that seek to make the health care system more efficient.

ISIN
GB00BPXXDL25

NAV
GBP 110.10p
As of 19/06/2024

1-Day Change
GBP -0.60p (-0.54%)
As of 19/06/2024

Overview

Investment objective

The Fund aims to provide capital growth over the long term (5 years or more). Performance target: To outperform the MSCI World Health Care Index by 2% per annum, before the deduction of charges, over any 5 year period.

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The Fund invests at least 80% of its assets in a portfolio of shares (also known as equities) of companies that have a “Life Sciences” orientation. The Fund may invest in companies of any size, including smaller capitalization companies, in any country. The Fund may also invest in Collective Investment Schemes, unlisted equities, money market instruments, and cash. The Investment Manager may use derivatives (complex financial instruments), with the aim of making investment gains in line with the Fund’s objective, to reduce risk or to manage the Fund more efficiently. The Fund is actively managed with reference to the MSCI World Health Care Index, as this forms the basis of the Fund’s performance target. The Investment Manager has discretion to choose investments for the Fund with weightings different to the index or not in the index. As an additional means of assessing the performance of the Fund, the IA Healthcare sector average, which is based on a peer group of broadly similar funds, may also provide a useful comparator.

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The value of an investment and the income from it can fall as well as rise as a result of market and currency fluctuations and you may not get back the amount originally invested.
Potential investors must read the prospectus, and where relevant, the key investor information document before investing.
This website is a Marketing Communication and does not qualify as an investment recommendation.

Investment into the fund will acquire units / shares of the fund itself and not the underlying assets owned by the fund.

About this fund

  • Looks to invest in companies addressing unmet medical needs or those that seek to make the health care system more efficient
  • Aims to maintain a balanced portfolio across subsectors (biotechnology, health care services, medical devices and pharmaceuticals)
  • An experienced team of specialists that seeks to understand the science and the business of health care
Past performance does not predict future returns. 
 

PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT

Andy Acker, CFA

Portfolio Manager

Industry since 1996. Joined Firm in 1999.

Daniel Lyons, Ph.D., CFA

Portfolio Manager | Research Analyst

Industry since 2000. Joined Firm in 2000.

Documents

  • ​The value of the Funds and the income from them is not guaranteed and may fall as well as rise. You may get back less than you originally invested.
  • ​Past performance does not predict future returns
  • Third party data is believed to be reliable, but its completeness and accuracy is not guaranteed.
  • Shares/Units can lose value rapidly, and typically involve higher risks than bonds or money market instruments. The value of your investment may fall as a result.
  • Shares of small and mid-size companies can be more volatile than shares of larger companies, and at times it may be difficult to value or to sell shares at desired times and prices, increasing the risk of losses.
  • If a Fund has a high exposure to a particular country or geographical region it carries a higher level of risk than a Fund which is more broadly diversified.
  • The Fund is focused towards particular industries or investment themes and may be heavily impacted by factors such as changes in government regulation, increased price competition, technological advancements and other adverse events.
  • The Fund may use derivatives to help achieve its investment objective. This can result in leverage (higher levels of debt), which can magnify an investment outcome. Gains or losses to the Fund may therefore be greater than the cost of the derivative. Derivatives also introduce other risks, in particular, that a derivative counterparty may not meet its contractual obligations.
  • If the Fund holds assets in currencies other than the base currency of the Fund, or you invest in a share/unit class of a different currency to the Fund (unless hedged, i.e. mitigated by taking an offsetting position in a related security), the value of your investment may be impacted by changes in exchange rates.
  • Securities within the Fund could become hard to value or to sell at a desired time and price, especially in extreme market conditions when asset prices may be falling, increasing the risk of investment losses.
  • The Fund could lose money if a counterparty with which the Fund trades becomes unwilling or unable to meet its obligations, or as a result of failure or delay in operational processes or the failure of a third party provider.
  • Funds incur costs as a necessary part of buying and selling the underlying investments, these are otherwise known as portfolio transaction costs, and include charges such as broker commission and Stamp Duty.
  • Before investing in any of our funds you should satisfy yourself as to the suitability and the risks involved, you may wish to consult a financial adviser.
  • If you invest through a third party provider you are advised to consult them directly as charges, performance and terms and conditions may differ materially.
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