Investment Trusts

The Biotech Growth Trust PLC


The Biotech Growth Trust PLC

  • Price (GBX)994.00
  • Today's Change10.00 / 1.02%
  • Shares traded33.34k
  • 1 Year change-17.58%
  • Beta0.7785
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About the company

The Biotech Growth Trust PLC is a United Kingdom-based investment trust. The Company's investment objective is to seek capital appreciation through investment in the biotechnology industry across the world. It invests in a diversified portfolio of shares and related securities in biotechnology companies. The Company invests approximately 15% in aggregate of the value of its gross assets in other closed-ended investment companies, including investment trusts listed on the London Stock Exchange. The Company invests approximately 15% of the value of its gross assets in any one individual stock at the time of acquisition. The Company's portfolio manager is OrbiMed Capital LLC. Its alternative investment fund manager is Frostrow Capital LLP.

  • Revenue in GBP (TTM)-207.29m
  • Net income in GBP-202.42m
  • Incorporated1997
  • Employees0.00
  • Location
    The Biotech Growth Trust PLC25 Southampton BuildingsLONDON WC2A 1ALUnited KingdomGBR
  • Phone+44 203 008 4910
  • Fax+44 203 043 8889
  • Website
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Management group(s)OrbiMed Advisor LLC
AIC sectorBiotechnology & Healthcare
Launch date23 Jun 1997
Share typeOrdinary Share
StructureInvestment Trust
Base currencyGBP


The Company seeks capital appreciation through investment in the worldwide biotechnology industry. In order to achieve its investment objective, the Company invests in a diversified portfolio of shares and related securities in biotechnology companies on a worldwide basis.

Managed by

Geoffrey C. Hsu

Management & contract fees

AIFM receives a periodic fee equal to 0.30% p.a. of the market capitalisation up to GBP500m, 0.20% above GBP 500m to GBP 1bn and 0.10% over GBP 1bn. The Investment Manager receives a fee equal to 0.65% p.a. of the net assets. The Agreement may be terminated with not less than 12 months notice.

Peer analysis

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Biotech Growth Trust PLC-207.29m-202.42m386.29m0.00--1.00-----4.90-4.90-5.009.58-0.3849-------37.592.12-40.662.27--62.87--57.90----0.07450.00-191.92---200.99------
Abrdn UK Smlr Cmpn Grth Trst PLC-185.65m-192.41m387.71m0.00--0.7881-----2.03-2.03-1.925.30-0.2778-------28.793.37-30.743.46--80.12--76.94----0.074241.94-183.45---188.98----3.87
GCP Asset Backed Income Fund Ltd15.44m9.03m391.45m0.0043.350.904--25.360.02050.02050.03510.98450.0334------1.955.461.965.4975.0587.8158.5078.52--24.620.0038108.57-36.8716.73-45.3515.73--1.70
JPmorgan Claverhouse Investment Trst PLC-25.26m-30.01m392.11m0.00--0.981-----0.4969-0.4969-0.42426.67-0.051-------6.055.49-6.455.89--85.68--83.33----0.130562.13303.1316.73274.6516.57--5.81
Anglo Pacific Group plc146.24m116.57m399.30m12.002.890.82853.052.730.53660.53660.66311.870.2907--6.8012,186,770.0023.175.3924.115.5295.8890.4179.7132.82----0.088463.5395.3926.25256.991.04--3.18
Brunner Investment Trust Plc34.83m29.69m405.58m0.0013.660.8313--11.640.69540.69540.815911.430.0689------5.8810.395.9110.6790.7689.3785.2286.52----0.049516.84201.859.60231.2511.21--4.98
Dunedin Income Growth Investment Tr PLC39.59m35.23m409.21m0.0011.610.8802--10.340.23780.23780.26723.140.0792--21.26--7.045.957.256.1891.8988.2888.9984.95----0.084363.242,922.44-11.321,418.14-11.80--1.97
Impact Healthcare REIT PLC38.86m44.76m422.57m0.008.530.8986--10.870.12240.12240.1071.160.074--20.90--8.53--8.64--98.34--115.16------0.2305--18.28--11.07------
Data as of Sep 30 2022. Currency figures normalised to The Biotech Growth Trust PLC's reporting currency: UK Pound GBX

Institutional shareholders

48.18%Per cent of shares held by top holders
HolderShares% Held
Hargreaves Lansdown Stockbrokers of 02 Jul 20223.44m8.45%
Legal & General Investment Management of 02 Jul 20222.31m5.67%
Brewin Dolphin of 30 Apr 20222.27m5.57%
Rathbone Investment Management of 30 Apr 20222.21m5.43%
Border to Coast Pensions Partnership of 30 Apr 20221.99m4.88%
Charles Stanley & Co. Ltd. (Investment Management)as of 30 Apr 20221.90m4.66%
Hargreaves Lansdown Asset Management of 30 Apr 20221.71m4.20%
M&G Investment Management of 30 Apr 20211.42m3.50%
Witan Investment Trust Plc (Investment Management)as of 06 Dec 20191.30m3.20%
West Yorkshire Pension Fundas of 02 Jul 20221.07m2.63%
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