Worldwide Healthcare Trust (WWH)

Business description

Worldwide Healthcare Trust's investment objective is to invest worldwide in pharmaceutical, biotechnology and related securities in the healthcare sector to achieve a high level of capital growth. Gearing and derivative transactions are used to mitigate risk and enhance capital returns.

Stock data

Market cap.£1073.8m
Last close2,309.00p
High / Low (52 weeks)2447.0p / 1709.0p
Stock market listingLN
Forecast net debt (m)N/A
Forecast gearing ratio (%)N/A
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Investment summary

Worldwide Healthcare Trust (WWH) aims to generate long-term capital growth from investing in a portfolio of global healthcare stocks; a differentiating feature is the trust’s c 15% exposure to emerging markets. Following a change in mandate in 2010, WWH now invests in all sectors of the healthcare industry. Performance versus its benchmarks is particularly strong over three, five and 10 years. Sam Isaly has been lead manager since launch in 1995; he is co-founder of the world’s largest specialist healthcare investment company, OrbiMed Capital.

Last updated on 23/11/2016

Key management

Martin Smith, Chairman
David Harris, Chairman
Samuel D Isaly, Fund manager
Sven H Borho, Fund manager

Company address

25 Southampton Buildings
London
WC2A 1AL
United Kingdom
+44 (0) 203 0084910
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