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Bellevue Medtech & Services (Lux)

Medtech & Services is an investment in 10% of global gross domestic product: Healthcare sector excluding drugs 

Bottom line: above-average and steady growth compared to the broad market

 Focusing on profitable, liquid mid and large cap companies with an established product portfolio

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Bellevue Medtech & Services Fund explained in 90 seconds

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Investment Focus

ISIN-No. LU2194372699

The Fund invests worldwide in companies active in the medical technology and healthcare services sector. Stock selection is based on fundamental company analysis, focusing in particular on the medical benefits and the potential savings for the healthcare system as well as the expected market potential of a company’s products and services.

Indexed performance (as at: 22.04.2024)

NAV: CHF 155.47 (19.04.2024)


01 Jan 2010 - 01 Jan 2010
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MSCI World IMI HC Equip. & Supllies
MSCI World HC Net Return

Rolling performance (19.04.2024)

U-CHFMSCI World IMI HC Equip. & SuplliesMSCI World HC Net Return
19.04.2023 - 19.04.20241.85%-0.55%4.51%
19.04.2022 - 19.04.2023-9.56%-10.79%-6.27%
19.04.2021 - 19.04.20225.90%-0.91%15.28%

Annualized performance (19.04.2024)

U-CHFMSCI World IMI HC Equip. & SuplliesMSCI World HC Net Return
1 year1.85%-0.55%4.51%
3 years-0.82%-4.20%4.13%
Since Inception p.a.5.90%3.09%6.73%

Cumulative performance (19.04.2024)

U-CHFMSCI World IMI HC Equip. & SuplliesMSCI World HC Net Return
1M-3.26%-3.60%-2.36%
YTD10.87%8.47%9.87%
1 year1.85%-0.55%4.51%
3 years-2.45%-12.10%12.93%
Since Inception24.38%12.29%28.13%

Annual performance

U-CHFMSCI World IMI HC Equip. & SuplliesMSCI World HC Net Return
2023-4.14%-1.06%-5.55%
2022-15.34%-23.60%-4.32%
202120.70%18.46%23.35%

Investment Focus

The fund’s aim is to achieve capital growth in the long term. The fund actively invests worldwide in companies active in the medical technology and healthcare services sector. Aim is to provide investors an attractive healthcare fund solution by investing in the entire healthcare universe with the exclusion of drug makers. Experienced sector specialists focus on profitable, liquid mid and large cap companies with an established product portfolio as well as fast growing small cap companies with leading-edge technology offering. Stock selection is based on fundamental company analysis, focusing in particular on the medical benefits and the potential savings for the healthcare system as well as the expected market potential of a company’s products and services.The selection of the portfolio companies is entirely bottom up, independent of benchmark weightings. The fund takes ESG factors into consideration while implementing the aforementioned investment objectives.
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Investment suitability & Risk

SRRI

Low risk

High risk

The Fund’s investment objective is to generate attractive and competitive capital growth in the long term. It is therefore particularly suited to investors with an investment horizon of at least 5 years who want to selectively diversify their portfolio with investments in the medical technology sector and who are willing to accept the equity risks typical of this sector.

General Information

Investment ManagerBellevue Asset Management AG
CustodianCACEIS Investor Services Bank, Luxembourg
Fund AdministratorCACEIS Investor Services Bank, Luxembourg
AuditorPWC, Luxembourg
Launch date28.09.2009
Year end closing30. Jun
NAV CalculationDaily "Forward Pricing"
Cut of time15:00 CET
Management Fee0.80%
Subscription Fee (max.)5.00%
ISIN numberLU2194372699
Valor number55589715
BloombergBFLBBUC LX
WKNA2P68K
Total expense ratio (TER)1.26% (31.03.2024)

Legal Information

Legal formLuxembourg UCITS V SICAV
SFDR categoryArticle 8

Key data (31.03.2024, base currency EUR)

Beta0.98
Volatility18.10
Tracking error6.58
Active share29.23
Correlation0.93
Sharpe ratio0.33
Information ratio0.32
Jensen's alpha2.25
No. of positions44

Top 10 positions

Boston Scientific
Intuitive Surgical
Abbott Laboratories
Stryker
Edwards Lifesciences
Dexcom
Medtronic
Becton Dickinson
Alcon
GE HealthCare Technologies
9.9%
9.1%
9.0%
8.6%
4.8%
4.7%
4.7%
4.5%
3.4%
2.7%

Market capitalization

2 - 5 bn
5 - 15 bn
15 - 20 bn
> 20 bn
Others
3.1%
5.2%
4.9%
86.6%
0.3%

Geographic breakdown

United States
Switzerland
Denmark
Germany
France
Japan
Cash
87.2%
6.3%
2.5%
1.5%
1.3%
0.9%
0.3%

Breakdown by sector

Cardiology
Surgery
Orthopedics
Life Science Supply
Ophthalmology
Diabetes
Imaging/Radiotherapy
Managed Care
Hospital/Nursing H.
Dental
Wound Closure/Lasers /OBGY
Others
Cash
29.2%
12.3%
11.2%
9.2%
7.2%
6.6%
5.5%
5.1%
3.4%
3.1%
2.5%
4.5%
0.3%

Benefits

  • Digitalization of the healthcare sector is boosting medtech companies’ growth and earnings.
  • Focusing on profitable, liquid mid and large cap companies with an established product portfolio as well as on rapidly growing small cap businesses delivering cutting-edge technology.
  • Managed care profits from the privatization of the health insurance sector and lower treatment costs.
  • Minimally invasive techniques gaining ground – shorter treatment times reduce healthcare costs.
  • Bellevue – Healthcare pioneer since 1993 and today one of the biggest independent investors in the sector in Europe.

Risks

  • The fund actively invests in equities. Equities are subject to price fluctuations and so are also exposed to the risk of price losses.
  • The fund invests in foreign currencies, which means a corresponding degree of currency risk against the reference currency.
  • The fund may invest a proportion of its assets in financial instruments that might under certain circumstances have a relatively low level of liquidity, which can in turn affect the fund’s liquidity.
  • Investing in emerging markets entails the additional risk of political and social instability.
  • The fund may engage in derivatives transactions. The increased opportunities gained come with an increased risk of losses.

Global stocks (MSCI World Net Index +3.2%), European stocks (Euro Stoxx 50 +4.3%) and Germany’s DAX (+4.6%) gained further ground in March. The broad healthcare sector (MSCI World Healthcare Net +2.4%) and the medtech sector (MSCI World Healthcare Equipment & Supplies +2.6%) also closed the month in positive territory. The Bellevue Medtech & Services Fund (+3.1%) advanced as well and outperformed its benchmark. The Bellevue Medtech & Services Fund ended the first quarter of 2024 with a positive return of 11.9%, which is better than the benchmark performance (+10.3%) as well as the performance of the total stock market (+11.6%) and the total healthcare sector (+10.2%).

Medtech shares headed north on positive management commentary at investor conferences and new product approvals. Large-cap stocks such as Dexcom (+20.6%), Edwards Lifesciences (+12.6%), Intuitive Surgical (+3.5%), Boston Scientific (+3.5%) and Stryker (+2.8%) made positive contributions to the fund's absolute and relative performance. The US FDA approved Dexcom's Stelo, an innovative wearable glucose biosensor designed for people living with type 2 diabetes not on insulin, a market that numbers 25 million people in the US alone. It is the first over-the-counter glucose sensor to reach the market and can be worn for up to 15 days before requiring a replacement. Edwards Lifesciences benefited from growing investor confidence that the market for transcatheter tricuspid valve replacement systems is bigger than initially estimated.

Shockwave (+24.9%), Inspire Medical (+20.0%), Cooper (+8.4%) and Insulet (+4.6%) also made positive contributions to performance. Shockwave's shares jumped after the Wall Street Journal wrote that Johnson & Johnson was interested in buying the company. Cooper surprised investors by reporting higher-than-expected sales growth for the first quarter and raising its full-year sales guidance.
TransMedics (-9.4%), Idexx Laboratories (-6.1%), Penumbra (-5.0%) and Abbott (-4.2%) were performance detractors. Abbott corrected after a court ordered Reckitt Benckiser to pay USD 60 mn to the mother of a premature baby who died after being fed the company's baby formula.

Most of the healthcare services stocks in the portfolio traded higher. US hospital giant HCA Healthcare (+7.3%) and cloud-based software company Veeva Systems (+2.8%) made positive contributions to relative and absolute performance. At an investor conference, HCA management made very positive comments about the course of business while Veeva’s quarterly results were better than expected.

Most US health insurance stocks ended March in the green. Cigna (+8.5%), Molina (+4.3%), Elevance (+3.8%), UnitedHealth (+0.7%) and Centene (+0.1%) showed positive returns while Humana (-0.7%) ended the month slightly in the red. At a conference for investors, Elevance made positive remarks about its business in the first quarter and confirmed its earnings guidance for 2024. Elevance also announced the acquisition of Kroger Specialty Pharmacy, which is expected to be margin accretive over a medium- and long-term horizon. UnitedHealth's stock performance was tarnished a bit by a cyberattack on Change Healthcare. Change Healthcare, a unit of UnitedHealth, provides a billing platform that healthcare providers use to submit claims to health insurers. All performance data is in EUR / B shares.

In their talks with investors in March, the executives of many medical technology companies expressed positive views about the course of business during the first quarter and said that they expected fast growth in surgical procedure volumes in 2024. The approval and subsequent launch of relevant new products will continue to bolster sales growth, too. Examples here are Abbott’s TriClip, AVEIR and Libre products, Boston Scientific’s Farapulse PFA system and the new da Vinci 5 surgical robot from Intuitive Surgical. We believe company pricing power in the low single-digit percentage range is still intact. Margins are expected to widen due to the faster-than-average sales growth and further improvements in supply chains.

Hospitals stand to benefit from high patient volumes, higher prices, and only moderately higher labor costs. We expect health insurers to report rising premium income in the wake of solid membership growth and premium rate increases. Persisting high US government bond yields could have an accretive effect on earnings, too. Political risks are still low. We assume that the elections in November will not give either party a solid majority of seats in either chamber.

Unlike in 2023, we are anticipating tailwinds for our investment solution in 2024: Rate cuts by the Fed, attractive valuation levels (valued at a discount despite above-average earnings growth), a general repositioning as investors drop last year's outperformers and move into high-quality stocks, and a meager outlook for global economic growth (which in the past has been good for non-cyclical sectors). All of these factors argue for an investment in the Bellevue Medtech & Services (Lux) Fund.

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Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results and can be misleading. As the sub-fund is denominated in a currency that may differ than an investor’s base currency, changes in the rate of exchange may have an adverse effect on prices and incomes. Performance is shown net of fees and expenses for the relevant share class over the reference period. All performance figures reflect the reinvestment of dividends and do not take into account the commissions and costs incurred on the issue and redemption of shares, if any. Individual costs are not taken into account and would have a negative impact on the performance. With an investment amount of EUR 1,000 over an investment period of five years, the investment result in the first year would be reduced by the front-end load of up to EUR 50 (5%) as well as by additional individual custody charges. In subsequent years, the investment result would also be reduced by the individual custody account costs incurred. The reference benchmark of this class is used for performance comparison purposes only (dividend reinvested). No benchmark is directly identical to a sub-fund, thus the performance of a benchmark is not a reliable indicator of future performance of the sub-fund it is compared to. There can be no assurance that a return will be achieved or that a substantial loss of capital will not be incurred. All figures in base currency in %, calculated by the total return / BVI method.Show moreShow less

Ratings & Awards

  • Lead Portfolio Manager

    Stefan Blum

    Stefan Blum joined Bellevue Asset Management in 2008 and is portfolio manager of the funds Bellevue Medtech & Services and Bellevue Digital Health. Prior to joining Bellevue Asset Management, he spent 4 years as head of investor relations at Sonova. As a financial analyst at Bank Sarasin, he covered medical technology and high tech stocks. After that he served as CFO of Obtree Technologies Inc. Stefan Blum obtained a degree in business administration from the University of St. Gallen and is CEFA charterholder.
  • Portfolio Manager

    Marcel Fritsch

    Marcel Fritsch joined Bellevue Asset Management in 2008 as portfolio manager of the Bellevue Medtech & Services and Bellevue Digital Health Fund. Prior to that, he spent more than 3 years as a consultant with Deloitte & Touche. Formulating company strategy, evaluating organizational structures and valuing companies prior to corporate transactions were among his duties in this function. Marcel Fritsch holds a degree in business economics from the University of St. Gallen (HSG).
  • Healthcare Analyst

    Catharina Claes

    Catharina Claes joined Bellevue Asset Management in 2023 as a Healthcare equity analyst. Previously, she spent almost four years covering German small and mid cap stocks, most recently at Berenberg in London for three years. Catharina Claes holds an MSc in Financial Economics from City University of London and a BSc in Economics from the University of Cologne.
  • Healthcare Analyst

    Annie Zeng

    Dr Annie Zeng joined Bellevue Asset Management in 2023 as a Healthcare equity analyst. Previously, she spent 2 years as pharma analyst at Bernstein in London covering EU and HK stocks. She also spent 1.5 years at Canaccord-Results as Healthcare investment banking analyst. Annie Zeng holds a PhD degree in Pharmacology from the University of Cambridge.
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