Biotech and healthcare investors hope for rebound following weak 2021

Targeting long-term structural changes

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Biotech funding 'off the charts'

Biotech funding 'off the charts'

2021 was a difficult year for biotech equities, with the Nasdaq Biotechnology Index giving a full year performance of -0.6% and a total return of 0%, underperforming the S&P 500 benchmark by more than 25 percentage points. It was one of the worst years for the index.

As of 20 January, the Nasdaq Health Care Index was down 23.9% compared to 12 months prior. The industry experienced a lot of volatility throughout last year. Funds such as the L&G Healthcare Breakthrough...

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