Healthcare space investment opportunity unveiled


Fund manager Manulife Asset Management Trust (MAMTC) has unveiled a new investment fund that enables investors to buy in the global healthcare space and benefit from revolutionary medical advancements.

The Manulife Global Healthcare Equity Feeder Fund is an equity investment trust fund (UITF) that investors with an aggressive risk appetite can access for as little as P 5,000 or $ 100.

“The global healthcare industry presents potentially profitable long-term investment opportunities in disease prevention-focused advancements, such as in the case of the COVID-19 vaccine, as well as developments in nervous system disorders. central, obesity or metabolic syndrome, etc. Rare cases. All over the world, we are seeing an increase in health-related spending, especially in countries with aging populations, ”MAMTC President and CEO Aira Gaspar said in a statement.

“The fund will enable investors to take advantage of the exciting growth potential of the healthcare sector at a time when its value to economies and societies has become more important,” she added.

This UITF’s target fund, the Manulife Global Fund for Health, seeks out innovative companies that have made groundbreaking progress in understanding previously incurable or outsourced conditions. The target fund also seeks underrated market opportunities related to medical breakthroughs and companies well positioned to bypass the healthcare cost curve through products, services or technologies.

Amid an aging population and rising healthcare costs in many parts of the world, the fund aims to invest in companies that are well positioned to benefit from the growing demand for healthcare and those that are. able to meet unmet medical needs.

The minimum holding period is 30 days, with a 1% prepayment charge. The trust fee is 1.75% per annum.

MAMTC has been recognized as one of the best investment houses in the Philippines by The Asset Benchmark Research Review 2020. –DORIS DUMLAO-ABADILLA INQ

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