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Candriam Equities L Biotechnology

Marketing Communication. Please refer to the prospectus of the fund and to the key investor information document before making any investment decision. The documents can be obtained free of charge.

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Rudi Van Den Eynde
Head of Thematic Global Equity
35 Years of experience
  • ISIN
ISIN
LU0133360163
NAV - 28 NOV 2022
USD 5,113.16
AUM - 28 NOV 2022
USD 1,787,830,364.39
SFDR Category 
Article 8
Morningstar 
31 OCT 2022
Category
EAA Fund Sector Equity Biotechnology
Morningstar Rating

Important information

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About this fund

Candriam Equities L Biotechnology (hereafter "the fund"), a sub-fund of the Candriam Equities L sicav, invests globally in companies developing medicines across various disease areas. The fund can also invest in molecular diagnostics and scientific equipment companies. Given the history of innovation in the US biotechnology sector, most of the fund is invested in US companies. The investment process is based on a thorough understanding and assessment of clinical data of investigational drugs. Investment decisions are made by a dedicated team of experienced professionals with relevant scientific and financial backgrounds. The investment horizon is 6 years. The fund is managed actively, with reference to the index mentioned on the section "characteristics". For further information about this index and its use, please consult the fund’s key investor information document (KIID).

Principal assets traded:

Shares of companies operating in the biotechnology industry and whose registered offices and/or principal activities are in the whole world.

Investment strategy:

The fund seeks to achieve capital growth by investing in the principal assets traded and to outperform the benchmark index.

The management team makes discretionary investment choices based on economic/financial analyses.

There are two cornerstones in the selection of companies: a clinical analysis and a fundamental analysis.

The clinical analysis seeks to evaluate the quality of the available clinical data and to only accept companies considered to be convincing in this regard.

The fundamental analysis selects the companies scoring the highest in five criteria:quality of management, growth potential, competitive advantage, value creation and level of indebtedness.

The fund promotes, among other characteristics, environmental and/or social characteristics but does not have sustainable investment as its objective.

The analysis of ESG aspects (environment, social, governance) is included in the selection, analysis and global evaluation of companies.

The Fund also aims to exclude investments in companies which do not respect certain recognised international standards and principles, or which are significantly exposed to certain controversial activities.

Under certain conditions, the analysis and selection process may also be accompanied by active involvement, in particular dialogue with companies and voting as the shareholder at AGMs.

For more information, please see the management company’s website and/or the prospectus.

The fund may use derivative products both for investment and hedging purposes (hedging against unfavourable future financial events).

Benchmark: NASDAQ Biotechnology Index (Net Return)

The fund is actively managed and the investment process implies referring to a benchmark index.

Definition of the index:

The index measures the performance of NASDAQ listed companies operating in the biotech and pharma sector.

Use of the index:

- as an investment universe.In general, most of the financial instruments in the sub-fund are part of the index.This being said, investments outside the index are authorised,

- for the purpose of performance comparisons,

- for the purpose of calculating performance fees for certain share classes.

Since the fund is actively managed, it does not have the goal of investing in all components of the index, nor that of investing in the same proportions as the components of this index.In normal market conditions, the expected tracking error of the fund will be moderate to significant, i.e. between 2% and 6%.This measurement is an estimate of the performance gap between the fund and its benchmark index.The greater the tracking error, the greater the deviations from the benchmark index.The actual tracking error depends in particular on market conditions (volatility and correlations between financial instruments) and may therefore deviate from the tracking error expected.

Redemption of shares: On request, every day, in Luxembourg.

Allocation of income: Reinvestment.

Recommendation: This fund may not be suitable for investors who plan to withdraw their capital within 6 years.

 

NAV & Performances

Historical values graph

 

 

Candriam Equities L Biotechnology I - Cap - USD

This graph represents the synthetic net asset value of the fund. It is provided for information and illustrative purposes only. The synthetic net asset value is obtained by a recalculation of the values of the fund’s assets by leveling out the effect of securities transactions (split, coupon, dividend distribution...) in order to reflect the real performance of the fund share or unit. Data may be rounded for convenience. Data expressed in a currency other than that of the investor's country of residence is subject to exchange rate fluctuations, with a positive or negative impact. Gross performance may be impacted by commissions, fees and other expenses.

Performance

This table shows the fund's performance as the percentage of annual loss or gain over the years shown.

Actuarial Yield

  1 year 3 years 5 years 10 years
Share class -7.34 % 8.90 % 6.64 % 13.48 %
Benchmark -17.25 % 7.13 % 4.72 % 11.66 %
Difference 9.91 % 1.78 % 1.92 % 1.83 %

Annual return over the last 10 years (%)

  2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Share class 32.74 % 66.35 % 36.44 % 9.42 % -19.55 % 26.45 % -10.16 % 33.72 % 21.31 % -1.64 %
Benchmark 31.91 % 65.61 % 34.10 % 11.42 % -21.68 % 21.06 % -9.32 % 24.41 % 25.69 % -0.18 %
Difference 0.83 % 0.74 % 2.34 % -2.00 % 2.14 % 5.39 % -0.83 % 9.31 % -4.37 % -1.46 %

Excluding fees/taxes: taxes are not part of the performance calculation

Additional information

Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performances. Markets could develop very differently in the future.
It can help you assess how the fund has been managed in the past.

The returns listed above are provided on the basis of the Net Asset Value (NAV), net of commissions and reinvested income. All management fees and commissions are included in the calculation of past performance except for any entry and exit charges. Taxes are not included in the calculation of returns. The value or price converted into euros may be reduced or increased depending on fluctuations in the exchange rate. The fund is not a guaranteed investment. The NAVs are net of fees and are provided by the accounting department and the benchmark by the official providers.

Market developments (currency conversion, coupon, split, …) have an influence on the chart. This graph is provided for information purposes only and does not precisely illustrate the evolution of the fund's net assets. Data may be rounded for convenience. Data expressed in a currency other than that of the investor's country of residence is subject to exchange rate fluctuations, with a positive or negative impact. Gross performance may be impacted by commissions, fees and other expenses

Characteristics

Fund Characteristics

Fund name
Candriam Equities L Biotechnology
Benchmark
Nasdaq Biotech
SICAV Name
Candriam Equities L
Currency
USD
Legal Form
Sub-fund of a SICAV under Luxembourg law
Fund type
UCITS
SFDR Category
Article 8
Creation Date
Term of the fund
The fund has no limited term
Domicile Country
Luxembourg
Management Company
CANDRIAM
Depository Bank
CACEIS Bank, Luxembourg Branch
Transfer Agent
CACEIS Bank, Luxembourg Branch
Recommended investment horizon
6 years
Swing Pricing System
yes
Swing Pricing Description
Swing Pricing is a mechanism by which the net asset value is adjusted upwards (or downwards) if the change in liabilities is positive (or negative) in such a way as to reduce for existing investors the portfolio restructuring costs linked to subscription/ redemption movements in the fund. On valuation days where the difference between the amount of subscriptions and the amount of redemptions of a sub-fund (i.e. net transactions) exceeds a threshold set beforehand by the Board of Directors, the latter shall be entitled to:
- value the net asset value by adding to the assets (in the case of net subscriptions) or deducting from assets (at net redemptions) a fixed percentage of the fees corresponding to market practices and reflecting the fees and/or conditions of liquidity when buying or selling securities; - value the securities portfolio on the basis of bid or ask prices;
- assess the net asset value by setting a level of spreads representative of the relevant market;
- The dilution mechanism must not exceed 2% of the net asset value, except in exceptional circumstances, as in the event of a sharp decrease in liquidity, which would then be detailed for the sub-fund concerned in the annual (semi-) annual report of the SICAV.

Tax, Charges & Fees

Management fees (max)
0.75 %
Subscription
0.00 %
Redemption
0.00 %
OCF Date
Last OCF
0.80 %

Instrument

Name
I - Cap
Benchmark
Nasdaq Biotechnology
Currency
USD
ISIN
LU0133360163
Bloomberg Ticker
DEXLBIC LX Equity
Morningstar Ticker
F0GBR05BGI
First NAV Date
3/3/2010

Orders

NAV Date
D
NAV Calculation Day
D+1
Frequency valuation
daily
Subscription Cut off
D 12:00
Redemption Cut off
D 12:00

The corresponding time zone is the one associated with the fund's domicile.

Risks

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SRRI Date
SRRI
6
Definition
The risk and reward profile is an indicator with a rating ranging from 1 to 7 and corresponds to increasing levels of risk and return. The methodology for calculating this regulatory indicator is available in the KIID.
The risk category is calculated on the basis of historical performance and is not necessarily a reliable indicator of the fund’s future risk profile.
It may change in the future and is not guaranteed.
The lowest category does not mean no risk.
Main Risks

Concentration risk: This risk is related to a significant concentration of investments in a specific asset class or certain markets. The greater the diversification of the fund is, the lesser the concentration risk will be.

Currency risk: Funds may hold exposure to a currency different from its valuation currency. Changes in the exchange rate of this currency may negatively affect the value of assets in the portfolio.

Derivative risk: Derivatives are investments whose value depends on (or is derived from) the value of an underlying instrument, such as a security, asset, reference rate or index. Derivative strategies often involve leverage, which may exaggerate a loss, potentially causing the Sub-Fund to lose more money than it would have lost had it invested in the underlying instrument. Using derivatives may result in a higher portfolio volatility related to this underlying asset and an increase of the counterparty risk.

Equity Risk: Some funds may be exposed to equity market risk through direct investment (through transferable securities and/or derivative products), meaning submitted to the positive or negative evolution of stock exchanges. These evolutions can be huge and be mainly driven by expectations relative to macro-economy and company results, speculation and irrational factors (including trends, opinions or rumours).

Liquidity risk: lt occurs when a portfolio position cannot be sold, liquidated or closed at a limited cost and within a sufficiently short time, which jeopardizing the fund's ability to comply at any time with its obligations to redeem the shares of investors at their request.

Risk of loss of capital: Investors are advised that any capital they invest is not guaranteed and that they may therefore not receive back the full amount invested. They may thus suffer a loss.

Sustainability Risk: The sustainability risk refers to any environmental, social or governance event or condition that could affect the performance and / or the reputation of issuers in the portfolio. It may be issuer specific, in line with their activities and practices, but may also be due to external factors.

Other Risks
Conservation risk Counterparty Risk Delivery risk ESG Investment Risk Legal risk Operational risk Risk of conflict of interest

Risk and reward indicators 10/31/2022

Fund
Benchmark
Volatility
22.44 %
23.94 %
Tracking error
5.14 %
Sharpe Ratio
0.37
0.27
Alpha
0.02
Beta
0.92
Information ratio
0.37
Price Earning Ratio
13.90 %
12.02 %
ROE
33.92 %
37.69 %
Price to Book Value
4.53 %
12.02 %
Dividend Yield
1.05 %
1.26 %
Total Net Exposure
99.44 %
100.00 %
Active share
38.36 %
Number of Issues
96
362

ESG

SFDR Category: Article 8

OUR APPROACH TO SELECTING ENVIRONMENTAL OR SOCIAL INVESTMENTS FOR THE CANDRIAM FUNDS REFERRED TO IN ARTICLE 8 OF THE SFDR*:

The fund’s investment strategy aims to promote environmental or social characteristics, or a combination of these characteristics, provided that the entities in which the investments are made apply good governance practices. To achieve this objective, the management team makes discretionary investment choices based on an economic/financial analysis process and an internal analysis of environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria, based in part on data provided by external service providers.

a. ESG selection criteria:

The internal analysis of ESG criteria consists in selecting the issuers:
• best positioned to meet the challenges of sustainable development;
• that comply with the principles of the United Nations Global Compact (i.e. human rights, labour law, the environment, anti-corruption), and which are therefore less exposed to the risks associated with these themes; and
• that are not engaged in controversial activities such as armament (securities of a company whose activity consists of manufacturing, the use or possession of anti-personnel mines, cluster bombs and/or depleted uranium weapons), tobacco, thermal coal;

b. Selection methodology:

The issuers favoured by the management company are subject to a dual analysis:
• Analysis of their activity to assess their alignment with the major challenges of sustainable development. For example, regarding the transition to a circular economy, the management company will consider a company producing recycled steel to be more sustainable than a company producing steel exclusively from iron ore; and
• Analysis of how the company manages players interacting with the company: its employees, its customers, its shareholders, its suppliers and the environment. Here too, the management company will favour companies that adopt the most sustainable practices given their sector. For example, with regard to relations with its clients, the management company will favour pharmaceutical companies with balanced pricing practices and commercial policies. Similarly, with regard to relations with their employees, the management company attaches great importance to the fight against discrimination and compliance with social standards.

c. A team of ESG analysts is responsible for assessing the selection criteria:

ESG analysis and selection are carried out by a dedicated team of ESG analysts within Candriam. This team is made up of specialists whose mission is to analyse the exposure of companies and governments to the risks and opportunities associated with sustainable development. Selection criteria are expected to evolve over time, based on advances in ESG research and changes in company practices.

For more information on the environmental or social characteristics of our investments, as well as the integration of sustainability risks, please refer to Candriam’s transparency policies and codes and SFDR Article 8 fund sustainability information (available on our website: https://www.candriam.com/en/professional/sfdr/) as well as the fund prospectus (available on our website https://www.candriam.com)

* SFDR is the acronym given in Regulation (EU) 2019/2088 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 November 2019 on the publication of sustainability information in the financial services sector

Other important information

This is a marketing communication. Please refer to the prospectus of the funds and to the key information document before making any investment decision. This marketing communication does not constitute an offer to buy or sell financial instruments, nor does it represent an investment recommendation or confirm any kind of transaction, except where expressly agreed. Although Candriam selects carefully the data and sources within this document, errors or omissions cannot be excluded a priori. Candriam cannot be held liable for any direct or indirect losses as a result of the use of this document. The intellectual property rights of Candriam must be respected at all times, contents of this document may not be reproduced without prior written approval.
Warning: Past performance of a given financial instrument or index or an investment service or strategy, or simulations of past performance, or forecasts of future performance does not predict future returns. Gross performances may be impacted by commissions, fees and other expenses. Performances expressed in a currency other than that of the investor's country of residence are subject to exchange rate fluctuations, with a negative or positive impact on gains. If the present document refers to a specific tax treatment, such information depends on the individual situation of each investor and may change.
In respect to money market funds, please be aware that an investment in a fund is different from an investment in deposits and that the investment’s principal is capable of fluctuation. The fund does not rely on external support for guaranteeing its liquidity or stabilizing its NAV per unit or share. The risk of loss of the principal is borne by the investor.
Candriam consistently recommends investors to consult via our website https://www.candriam.com the key information document, prospectus, and all other relevant information prior to investing in one of our funds, including the net asset value (“NAV) of the funds. Investor rights and complaints procedure, are accessible on Candriam’s dedicated regulatory webpages https://www.candriam.com/en/professional/legal-information/regulatory-information/. This information is available either in English or in local languages for each country where the fund’s marketing is approved.
According to the applicable laws and regulations, Candriam may decide to terminate the arrangements made for the marketing of a relevant fund at any time.
Information on sustainability-related aspects: the information on sustainability-related aspects contained in this communication are available on Candriam webpage https://www.candriam.com/en/professional/sfdr/. The decision to invest in the promoted product should take into account all the characteristics or objectives of the promoted product as described in its prospectus, or in the information documents which are to be disclosed to investors in accordance with the applicable law.

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