Biotech has fallen
The biotechnology sector has been hit particularly hard by the risk-averse sentiment sweeping through global stock markets and after reaching a high in July 2015, the Nasdaq Biotechnology index shed about one-third of its value.
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Why has performance suffered this year?
Geoffrey C. Hsu, partner of OrbiMed and manager of the BiotechGrowth trust, assesses the key drivers for the sector in 2016 and beyond.
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Grant Bowers, manager of the Franklin US Opportunities fund, takes a closer look at the drivers for the healthcare and tech sectors.
Index plunged by more than 20% from peak
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David Coombs, manager of the Rathbone multi-asset portfolios, argues now is the time to seek out quality stocks that can weather market volatility.
The manager of a table-topping biotechnology trust has said careful use of the closed-ended structure has enabled him to outperform, including holding half of his assets in just five stocks.
Neptune's Felix Wintle has described 2014 as a "frustrating" year for performance but has prospered again this year in part due to a zero weighting in "bond proxy" utilities.
Sam Isaly, managing partner of OrbiMed Investors and portfolio manager of the Worldwide Healthcare trust, says strategically-driven M&A activity and leaps in scientific research are continuing to drive growth for the sector
Franklin Templeton's Grant Bowers has suggested some US biotechnology companies verge on looking like "value stocks" despite the fierce rally enjoyed by the sector over the past half-decade.
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The FTSE 100 has fallen 1.3% as geopolitical tensions and yesterday's tech sell-off put fresh pressure on UK stocks.