EQ Best Ideas Portfolios – Q2 2017 update

In this update we focus on healthcare, showcasing examples of companies that are leading their fields in treating diabetes & kidney failure, orthopaedic replacements and cancer drugs.

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Best Ideas Q2 2017 Update

Theme in focus: healthcare

The scale of opportunities in healthcare is partly due to demographics (population growth, ageing populations) and partly due to the changes in diet and lifestyle that tend to accompany economic development.

This updates provides some background on how these global trends are affecting our healthcare needs.

It then showcases some examples of companies that are leading their fields in treating diabetes & kidney failure, orthopaedic replacements and cancer drugs.

If you have any questions about the Best Ideas Portfolios, please do not hesitate to contact us.

About the author: Kasim Zafar

Kasim graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Physics from Imperial College and is a CFA charter holder, being a regular member of the CFA Institute and CFA UK. He has over 10 years of experience as a portfolio manager and senior analyst of global capital markets with analysis across multiple asset classes, constructing portfolios with varying risk/return objectives and active risk management processes.

Kasim acts as the portfolio manager for the EQ Investors Absolute Return, Cautious, Adventurous and High Octane portfolios. He also co-chairs our Fund Selection Committee.

When not immersed in work and family life, Kasim enjoys spending time in the kitchen practising his “cheffy” skills with both European and Asian cuisine, reflecting his mixed background.

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