In the US, one exciting opportunity is in sustainable packaging, where volumes are moving meaningfully toward aluminium, which is infinitely recyclable and should have a lower overall life cycle impact compared to plastic.
Gold funds were worst performers
Passive equity products have become popular over the past decade as it has become easier and cheaper to track the performance of an index.
Ceremony takes place on Wednesday 20 November
Average rate hit nearly 1.5% in May
The themes to look out for
When it comes to finding growth in the UK, we are positive on the pharmaceuticals sector.
What should investors look out for?
Biotech and healthcare is leading sector
'Diminishing regulatory barriers'
INDUSTRY VOICE: Major headwinds caused by various factors weighed on investor sentiment in the healthcare sector during the second quarter. BB Biotech was not completely immune to these developments and delivered a return of 1.2% in EUR.
INDUSTRY VOICE: Big players in the healthcare sector are desperate to differentiate their approved 'checkpoint inhibitors' (a drug that unleashes an immune system attack on cancer cells) by combining their use with conventional chemotherapy or other new...
'Wobbling risk appetite'
INDUSTRY VOICE: Despite market volatility in Q1, BB Biotech performed very well with an overall return of 8.8% in CHF. Several large biotech companies are currently trading below their fundamental value,and offer an attractive entry level for investors....
Sustainability in focus
2018 should be another intensive year for BB Biotech, with many important clinical trial results and regulatory approvals expected to keep the biotechnology industry and BB Biotech's holdings in focus. The investment team expects new product launches...
With a total return of 23.1% in CHF and 13.1% in EUR buoyed by the euro's substantial appreciation against the dollar, BB Biotech delivered a strong performance in 2017 and will propose a record regular dividend of CHF 3.30 per share .
Big sustainability challenges being tackled
TER of 0.35%
Alternative routes to dividend income
The biotech sector has been churning out a new generation of drug treatment options.
The healthcare sector has been under a black cloud since the US Presidential Election last year, driven by concerns over drug pricing.