Health and well-being are widely seen as one of the most crucial issues of the next decade. Non-contagious deaths, from the likes of cardiovascular diseases and cancer, continue to rise, with lifestyle-related diseases becoming more and more common. Many of these could be prevented by addressing risk factors like high blood pressure, smoking and diets.
The new M&G Better Health Solutions Fund is an actively managed equity fund (equities are shares in a company) that invests in companies helping to prevent as well as solve health related issues.
The Fund will invest in impactful companies whose solutions help to save lives or encourage better health, offering a powerful dual proposition for investors:
The fund stands apart from other health-focused global equities funds as it looks beyond the healthcare sector, to invest in companies that deliver better well-being too.
The value of the fund's assets will go down as well as up. This will cause the value of your investment to fall as well as rise and you may get back less than you originally invested. There is no guarantee the fund will achieve its objective.
The fund embraces the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) framework and invests in companies that generally contribute most clearly to SDG 3: good health and well-being, but also;
Please note that while M&G supports the UN SDGs, we are not associated with the UN and our funds are not endorsed by it.
The fund aims to hold between 30 to 40 businesses from around the world, that will fall into three clear categories:
Here are just a few of the companies we have invested in, providing solutions to the planet's most urgent healthcare and well-being challenges.
A leader in addressing visual impairment.
A leader in improving access to medicines.
A pioneer in promoting affordable exercise.
Like any investment, you should carefully consider if the M&G Better Health Solutions Fund fits with your personal aims and objectives before investing. Importantly, you should also check that the profile of the fund matches your own investment timeframe and appetite for risk and reward.
The value and income from the fund's assets will go down as well as up. This will cause the value of your investment to fall as well as rise. There is no guarantee that the fund will achieve its objective and you may get back less than you originally invested. The views expressed in this document should not be taken as a recommendation, advice or forecast.