Cancer remains the second-leading cause of death globally. As the incidence of cancer increases with age, its prevalence is unfortunately linked to the ageing of the world's population. While advances are being made, the needs and markets for solutions remain large, creating investment opportunities. Candriam's roughly two decades of experience in Biotech investing provide the specialized scientific and investment skills necessary to benefit from these investment opportunities.
Be Part of the Solution: Investing in oncology companies is a way to join in the solution to one of our society's great global problems.
A Dramatic Need: Despite scientific advances, the outlook for patients is not good enough. Agencies such as the National Institution of Health and the World Health Organization forecast a worldwide increase in cancer deaths between 2012 and 2030 from 8 million to 13 million annually.
Cancer is complex; it is not a single disease. The category encompasses solid tumors such as lung, skin, breast and kidney, as well as blood cancers such as lymphoma and leukaemia.
Possible Investment Opportunities on Multiple Fronts: Progress on many fronts offers opportunities for investors. Better Diagnosis methods, better 'profiling' to match the solution to the patient, Better Technology for precision treatment to improve outcomes and reduce side effects, Better Drugs to enable our own immune systems to fight these diseases.
Double Impact: With Candriam, investors participate doubly --- both through investing in the solutions, and supporting cancer research directly through donations by Candriam of 10% of the fund management fees to cancer research.
Relevant and Complementary Investment Team: Candriam's Oncology Team is composed of investor-scientists; indeed, one manager has earned both a PhD and a CFA. The investments demand a thorough understanding of the science to gauge product demand. Equally, the investments demand thorough valuation, particularly given the great disparity in investment returns, ranging from failures to game-changers.
Candriam Has Long Experience in Healthcare Investments
Almost 20 years of award-winning Biotech investing under same lead manager as Oncology