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.£1265.3m
Last close2,540.00p
High / Low (52 weeks)2679.0p / 2265.0p
Stock market listingLN
Forecast net debt (m)N/A
Forecast gearing ratio (%)N/A
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Company news

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
Sven H Borho, Fund manager

Company address

25 Southampton Buildings
United Kingdom
+44 (0) 203 0084910
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