Compare Biotech Funds
Biotech funds are a type of collective investment that is usually classified as a specialist fund, as it can not be defined using the mainstream investment fund sectors. Biotech funds will usually aim to provide long term capital growth primarily through in companies heavily involved in biotechnology and medical research industries worldwide.
See the table below to compare some leading biotech funds.
|Fund Manager||Fund||Fund Manager Initial Charge¹||AMC³||Fact Sheet||How to Invest|
|AXA Framlington Biotech||0%||0.75%||Factsheet||Apply Now >|
|To provide long term capital appreciation by investing principally in equity securities of companies in the biotechnology, genomics and medical research industries worldwide. See latest fund factsheet for details.|
|Schroders Global Healthcare||0%||0.75%||Factsheet||Apply Now >|
|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. Investment will be in directly held transferable securities. The fund may also invest in collective investment schemes, warrants and money market instruments. See latest fund factsheet for details.|
³AMC is the Annual Management Charge applied by the Fund Manager.
Like most collective investments, there are a number of advantages to biotechnology funds, including:
- Professional fund managers make the important decisions
- They can contribute to a diverse investment portfolio
- They allow you to invest in a specialist area
However biotech funds by their very nature will invest heavily in foreign companies and this will mean that your capital is exposed to exchange rate risk.
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