Healthcare Innovation

Investing in the world’s health

Schroder ISF Healthcare Innovation

A global equity portfolio that gives investors the opportunity to participate in a theme that is important to all of us – our health. A new wave of innovation is transforming healthcare across its various strands. And the benefits are clear.

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Key highlights

Looking deeper than the tip of the iceberg

Opportunities in healthcare go beyond news headlines. We look broadly across five healthcare sub-sectors to construct our optimal portfolio.

Focused, yet diverse portfolio for long-term returns

Healthcare offers broad investment opportunities. We look across the sector to construct a portfolio with 50 to 70 stocks that reflect our best ideas. The outcome of this portfolio is aimed to be diverse enough to deliver steady returns over the long-term.


Harnessing the power of data

While traditional research is a key component of our process, our Data Insights Unit provide additional insight. A team of 20+ data scientists, statisticians and mathematicians supplement traditional financial data with alternative data sets and techniques, including artificial intelligence and machine learning to find companies that shape the future of healthcare.


Source: Schroders as at June 2020

Risk Considerations:

Concentration risk: The fund may be concentrated in a limited number of geographical regions, industry sectors, markets and/or individual positions. This may result in large changes in the value of the fund, both up or down.

Counterparty risk: The fund may have contractual agreements with counterparties. If a counterparty is unable to fulfil their obligations, the sum that they owe to the fund may be lost in part or in whole.

Currency risk: The fund may lose value as a result of movements in foreign exchange rates.

Derivatives risk: efficient portfolio management: Derivatives may be used to manage the portfolio efficiently. A derivative may not perform as expected, may create losses greater than the cost of the derivative and may result in losses to the fund.

IBOR Risk: The transition of the financial markets away from the use of interbank offered rates (IBORs) to alternative reference rates may impact the valuation of certain holdings and disrupt liquidity in certain instruments. This may impact the investment performance of the fund.

Liquidity risk: in difficult market conditions, the fund may not be able to sell a security for full value or at all. This could affect performance and could cause the fund to defer or suspend redemptions of its shares.

Market Risk: The value of investments can go up and down and an investor may not get back the amount initially invested.

Operational risk: Operational processes, including those related to the safekeeping of assets, may fail.  This may result in losses to the fund.

Performance risk: Investment objectives express an intended result but there is no guarantee that such a result will be achieved. Depending on market conditions and the macro economic environment, investment objectives may become more difficult to achieve.

Important Information: The views and opinions contained herein are those of the authors, and may not necessarily represent views expressed or reflected in other Schroders communications, strategies or funds. This webpage is intended to be for information purposes only. The material is not intended as an offer or solicitation for the purchase or sale of any financial instrument. The material is not intended to provide, and should not be relied on for, accounting, legal or tax advice, or investment recommendations. Information herein is believed to be reliable but Schroders does not warrant its completeness or accuracy. No responsibility can be accepted for errors of fact or opinion. Reliance should not be placed on the views and information in the webpage when taking individual investment and/or strategic decisions. Past performance is not a guide to future performance and may not be repeated. The value of investments and the income from them may go down as well as up and investors may not get back the amounts originally invested.  The data contained in this webpage has been obtained from sources we consider to be reliable. No responsibility can be accepted for errors of fact and the data should be independently verified before further publication or use. The sectors shown are for illustrative purposes only and not to be considered a recommendation to buy or sell. Exchange rate changes may cause the value of any overseas investments to rise or fall.

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