Schroder Global Healthcare A

Global healthcare and medical services companies.

  • 237.50p
    Price (Inc)

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  • 241.20p
    Price (Acc)

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  • 0.00%

    Initial charge

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  • 1.50%
    Annual management charge

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  • 1.68%
    Ongoing charges

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  • 0.00%
    Yield

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Prices as at 24 November 2020, fund data last updated 01 May 2002

The fund's investment objective is to achieve capital growth. The fund will invest in healthcare, medical services and related products and companies on a worldwide basis.

Fund summary

Sector Global
Structure UNIT TRUST
Launched May, 2000
Size £398m
Yield 0.00%
Charging basis Income
Dividends paid 15 Oct

Charges

Standard initial charge 0.00%
Initial charge via Bestinvest 0.00%
Additional bid/offer spread 0.00%
Annual management charge 1.50%
Ongoing charges figure 1.68%

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Investment process

Manager research

Average monthly relative returns

  • 15/16 -1.03%
  • 16/17 -0.13%
  • 17/18 0.06%
  • 18/19 -0.22%
  • 19/20 1.03%

Bestinvest MRI

  • 3 years 0.29%
  • 5 years -0.06%
  • Career -0.04%
  • 3 years 93.20%
  • 5 years 54.00%
  • Career 66.30%

Performance figures are based on the average of monthly percentage returns relative to the benchmark index.

John Bowler

John has ten years of investment experience. He studied at university to earn degrees in Biology, PhD Biochemistry & Physiology. Prior to joining Axa in 1998, he worked as a healthcare analyst at State Street Research & Management and Hill Samuel Asset Management. He also has a degree in Biology and a PhD in Biochemistry and Physiology. John was a key investor on the AXA Healthcare Fund from mid 2001 to December 2002, with a primary responsibility for recommending stocks for selection. John joined Schroders in 2003 and is currently global sector leader for healthcare research with specific stock coverage including Pan-European Pharmaceuticals and US Medical Device companies. He has obtained the ASIP and now is a director.

Track record

John Bowler has 16.6 years experience of managing mutual funds in this sector. Over this period the average monthly return relative to the benchmark index has been -0.04%. During the worst period of relative performance (from August 2004 - December 2018) there was a decline of 25% relative to the index. The worst absolute loss has been 14%.

Periods of worst performance

Absolute -14.00% (March 2010 - July 2010)
Relative -25.00% (August 2004 - December 2018)

About the MRI

Our unique indicator: the Bestinvest Manager Record Index (MRI) measures the likelihood that the fund manager is adding value through their decisions. It is based on their performance record over the course of their career, adjusted for the amount of risk taken. MRI is an important contributor to our fund rating system but it is also vital to take account of qualitative factors. It is also very important to select funds to form a cohesive portfolio with an appropriate overall risk level.

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Top 10 holdings

Data accurate as at 31 July 2020

5.66% Unitedhealth Group Inc
4.52% Roche Hldg Ag
4.15% Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc
4.11% Abbott Laboratories
3.51% Amgen Inc
3.33% Novartis Ag
3.25% Sanofi
3.15% Bristol Myers Squibb Sa
2.78% Merck & Co Inc(New)
2.35% Anthem Inc
Source: Trustnet

Sector breakdown

Health Care 95.00%
Money Market 4.00%
Industrials 1.00%

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