PERFORMANCE vs. MSCI World Pharmaceuticals
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The sub-fund seeks capital growth by investing at least two-
thirds of its total assets in a diversified portfolio of the shares
of companies operating in the area of generic drugs.
Geographically, the investment universe is not restricted to
After a strong October, the MSCI World index fell by almost
3% in November, in USD terms. Healthcare outperformed
broader markets, with the MSCI World Healthcare Index
down less than 1% (in USD), and the reference index MSCI
World Pharmaceuticals only slightly negative. The Generics
sector was slightly below other healthcare stocks. Renewed
political instability in Egypt weighed on Jordan-based
Hikma’s stock (-10%), while the Indian company Ranbaxy (-
19%) was down on doubts about its ability to resolve
manufacturing issues in time to launch a generic Lipitor.
Injectable player Hospira (-10%) fell on concerns about
being placed under a consent decree by the US FDA, while
smaller-cap Sagent (-19%) declined without concrete
reason. On the positive side, specialty player Valeant (+17%)
was up after reporting strong Q3 numbers, as was 3SBio
(+15%), whose results helped put investors at ease on the
pricing environment for a generic EPO in China. Stada
(+14%) was up after winning a significant number of
contracts in the most recent round of AOK tenders in
Germany, AOK being a German health insurance company.
On the M&A front, Indian player Lupin announced plans to
expand its presence on the Japanese generic market by
buying privately held injectables specialist I’rom, while Mylan
struck a deal for the global rights to Pfizer’s delivery platform
Paulina Niewiadomska (Sectoral Asset Management),
Michael Sjöström (Sectoral Asset Management)
Sub-fund of the Luxembourg-registered Pictet SICAV
10 LARGEST HOLDINGS
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