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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.£1317.2m
Last close2,590.00p
High / Low (52 weeks)2915.0p / 2330.0p
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) is managed by Sven Borho and Trevor Polischuk, of OrbiMed, one of the world’s leading specialist healthcare investors. The managers are very excited about the prospects for the global healthcare sector for the balance of the year. The threat of regulated drug pricing in the US is abating and the sector is experiencing a period of high innovation, which could lead to the launch of therapies with multi-billion-dollar sales potential. Within the key US market, the regulatory environment is supportive in terms of bringing new products to market, share price valuations are low versus history, and there is a likelihood of increased merger and acquisition (M&A) activity following US tax reform. WWH has a very strong, long-term investment track record. From inception in 1995 until the end of FY18, its average NAV total returns of 15.8% pa are significantly ahead of the benchmark’s average total returns of 11.6% pa.

Last updated on 26/07/2018

Key management

Martin Smith, Chairman
David Harris, Chairman
Sven H Borho, Fund manager

Company address

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