The Fund aims to provide capital growth over the long term.
Performance target: To outperform the NASDAQ Biotechnology Total Return Index by 2% per annum, before the deduction of charges, over any 5 year period.
The Fund invests at least 80% of its assets in shares (equities) and equity-related securities of companies, which are biotechnology or biotechnology-related, in any country.
The Fund may also invest in other assets including bonds (including convertible bonds), preference shares, cash and money market instruments.
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 NASDAQ Biotechnology Total Return Index, which is broadly representative of the companies in which it may invest, as this forms the basis of the Fund’s performance target and the level above which performance fees may be charged (if applicable). The investment manager has discretion to choose investments for the Fund with weightings different to the index or not in the index, but at times the Fund may hold investments similar to the index.
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ABOUT THIS FUND
Experienced and Specialised Investment Team: Dedicated biotechnology specialists with a distinguished record of investing in biotechnology stocks. Team is supported by the larger Janus Henderson health care team.
Differentiated Fundamental Research: Seek to understand the science and the business to identify opportunities and mitigate the clinical and commercial risks inherent in the sector.
Disciplined Investment Process: Balanced across development stage, early commercial and profitable biotechnology companies and augmented by a differentiated Value at Risk Framework designed to mitigate the volatility associated with drug development.