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.£1181.1m
Last close2,530.00p
High / Low (52 weeks)2563.0p / 1905.0p
Stock market listingLN
Forecast net debt (m)N/A
Forecast gearing ratio (%)N/A
TeamInvestment Companies
SectorInvestment Companies

Other companies in sector Show

Aberdeen New Dawn Investment Trust Aberdeen New Thai Investment Trust
Aberdeen Private Equity Fund Aberdeen UK Tracker Trust
AcenciA Debt Strategies Acorn Income Fund
Alliance Trust Altamir SCA
Amphion Innovations APQ Global
Aurelius Bailador Tech Investments
Bankers Investment Trust (The) BB Biotech
BlackRock Greater Europe Investment Trust BlackRock Hedge Selector
BlackRock Latin American Inv. Trust British Portfolio Trust
Brunner Investment Trust (The) Canadian General Investments
Carador Income Fund Charles Stanley
Circle Property City Natural Resources
Conversus Capital CQS Rig Finance Fund
CVC Credit Partners European Opps Detour Gold
Deutsche Beteiligungs Dexion Commodities
Diverse Income Trust (The) DouglasBay Capital
Dunedin Enterprise Investment Trust DW Catalyst Fund
Edinburgh Worldwide Investment Trust (The) European Assets Trust
European Investment Trust Plc (The) F&C Managed Portfolio Growth
F&C US Smaller Companies Fidelity China Special Situations
Fidelity European Values Finsbury Growth & Income Trust
Foreign & Colonial Investment Trust Gartmore Growth Opportunities
Gartmore Irish Growth Fund Geiger Counter Limited
GLI Alternative Finance Global Resources Investment Trust
Golden Prospect Precious Metals Hansa Trust (HAN)
HarbourVest Global Private Equity HarbourVest Senior Loans Europe
HBM Healthcare Investments Heliad Equity Partners
Henderson Alternative Strategies Trust Henderson Far East Income
Henderson Global Trust Henderson Global Trust
Henderson International Income Trust HSBC Infrastructure Company
Infrastructure India International Biotechnology Trust
Invesco Asia Trust Invesco Income Growth Trust
Is Private Equity JP Morgan Private Equity Limited
JPMorgan Brazil Investment Trust JPMorgan European Smaller Companies Trust
JPMorgan Global Convertibles Income Fund JPMorgan Global Growth & Income
JPMorgan Indian Investment Trust Jupiter Green Investment Trust
Jupiter UK Growth Investment Trust Jupiter US Smaller Companies
JZ Capital Partners Limited Lazard World Trust Fund
Leaf Clean Energy Company LMS Capital
Lowland Investment Company LPEQ
Martin Currie Asia Unconstrained Trust Martin Currie Global Portfolio Trust
Middlefield Canadian Income Miton Global Opportunities
Miton Income Opportunities Trust New City Energy
Ocean Wilsons Holdings Pacific Assets Trust
Phaunos Timber Fund Polar Capital Global Healthcare Trust
PXP Vietnam Fund Qatar Investment Fund
Rathbone Brothers RENN Universal Growth Investment Trust
Schroder AsiaPacific Fund Schroder Global Real Estate Securities
ScotGems Scottish Oriental Smaller Companies
Securities Trust of Scotland Seneca Global Income & Growth Trust
Sigma Capital Group Standard Life Equity Income Trust
Standard Life Investments Property Income Trust Standard Life Pvt. Equity Trust
Standard Life UK Smaller Companies Trust Strategic Equity Capital
Taiwan Fund (The) Templeton Emerging Markets Investment Trust
Tetragon Financial Group The Biotech Growth Trust
The Law Debenture Corporation The Merchants Trust
The North American Income Trust The Scottish Investment Trust
Tiso Blackstar Group TR European Growth trust
UK Commercial Property Trust Utilico Emerging Markets
Vietnam Enterprise Investments Vietnam Holding Asset Management
Vietnam Infrastructure Fund VinaCapital Vietnam Opportunity Fund
VinaLand Vision Opportunity China Fund
WAM Active WAM Capital
WAM Research Witan Investment Trust
Witan Pacific Investment Trust YFM Equity Partners

Company news

The Diary of a Private Investor: Why I like investment trusts and think ...

Fri, 13 Feb 2015 17:34:35 GMT

The Diary of a Private Investor: Avoiding disasters was as important as ...

Fri, 09 Jan 2015 18:14:29 GMT

Finsbury Worldwide Pharmaceutical trust is renamed

Fri, 16 Jul 2010 09:44:45 GMT

Chartists Placing Worldwide Healthcare Trust PLC (WWH.L) on Their Radar

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 10:52:30 GMT

Worldwide Healthcare Trust PLC (WWH.L) Money Flow Index Levels in Focus

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 00:54:17 GMT

Investment summary

Worldwide Healthcare Trust (WWH) aims to generate capital growth from a global portfolio of healthcare stocks. While around two-thirds of the portfolio is invested in the US, there is a meaningful c 15% exposure to emerging markets and WWH can invest across all subsectors of the healthcare industry. Since launch, the trust has been managed by Sam Isaly, who is co-founder of OrbiMed Capital, the largest dedicated healthcare investment manager in the world. WWH has a strong investment track record – it has outperformed its benchmarks over one, three, five and 10 years. WWH’s discount has been on a narrowing trend since mid-2016; its shares are now in line with cum-income NAV.

Last updated on 25/05/2017

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
View website