Global Life Sciences Fund

By understanding the science and business of health care, the strategy invests in companies addressing unmet medical needs or improving health care efficiencies

ISIN
IE0009355771

NAV
USD 42.00
As of 07/08/2020

1-Day Change
USD 0.07 (0.17%)
As of 07/08/2020

Morningstar Rating

Overview

OBJECTIVE AND INVESTMENT POLICY

The Fund aims to provide capital growth over the long term.

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The Fund invests at least 80% of its assets in shares (also known as equities) selected for their growth potential and with a life sciences orientation. The Fund may invest in companies of any size, in any country.

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Note: You should not make investment decisions based solely on marketing materials. You should read the Prospectus and the Product Highlights Sheet of the Fund for more details of the investment risks and seek independent professional advice where appropriate.

ABOUT THIS FUND

  • Looks to invest in companies addressing unmet medical needs or making the health care system more efficient
  • Aims to maintain a balanced portfolio across subsectors (pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, health care services, and medical devices)
  • An experienced team of specialists that seeks to understand the science and the business of health care

PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT

Andy Acker, CFA

Global Life Sciences | Portfolio Manager

Industry since 1996. Joined Firm in 1999.

Performance

ANNUAL FEES & EXPENSES (As of Fiscal Year End, 31/12/2019)
Initial Charge 5.00%
Annual Charge 1.50%
Ongoing Charge
(As of 31/12/2019)
2.40%

Portfolio

Top Holdings (As of 30/06/2020)
% OF FUND
Merck & Co Inc 3.68
Novartis AG (ADR) 3.62
UnitedHealth Group Inc 3.54
AbbVie Inc 3.43
Roche Holding AG 3.02
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc 2.95
AstraZeneca PLC 2.93
Abbott Laboratories 2.62
Humana Inc 2.58
Boston Scientific Corp 2.39
Total 30.76
Sector Allocation % OF FUND % OF FUND (As of 30/06/2020)
Health Care 98.83
Cash & Equivalents 1.17
Regional Allocations % OF FUND % OF FUND (As of June 30, 2020)
North America 78.52
Europe 18.33
Japan 1.98
Cash & Equivalents 1.17

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