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The Biotech Growth Trust (BIOG)

Business description

The Biotech Growth Trust seeks capital appreciation through investing in the worldwide biotechnology industry, mainly in emerging biotechnology companies. Performance is measured against its benchmark index, the NASDAQ Biotechnology Index (sterling adjusted).

Stock data

Market cap.£387.6m
Last close717.00p
High / Low (52 weeks)878.0p / 650.0p
Stock market listingLN
Forecast net debt (m)N/A
Forecast gearing ratio (%)N/A
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Company news

Investment summary

The Biotech Growth Trust (BIOG) is managed by Geoff Hsu and Richard Klemm of OrbiMed Capital. They aim to generate long-term capital growth from a diversified portfolio of global biotech equities. The managers are very optimistic on the industry outlook, citing a more benign political environment, a high level of innovation, a favourable regulatory regime, and reasonable valuations. In addition, following US tax reform, they expect an acceleration in merger and acquisition activity, which has historically been an important driver of share prices within the biotech sector. The managers acknowledge that BIOG’s performance in the last three financial years has been disappointing and they are looking to build on the trust’s long-term record of outperformance versus the benchmark NASDAQ Biotechnology index.

Last updated on 30/07/2018

Key management

Andrew Joy, Chairman
Richard Klemm, Fund manager
Geoffrey Hsu, Fund manager

Company address

One Wood Street
London
EC2V 7WS
United Kingdom
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