We would like to see our NAV going up nicely every month, but history shows that is not how it works. While achieving a +71% net outperformance against the market (NBI), fluctuation is inevitable. This is further illustrated by the graph below. The decline of 11% over Q3 is partially due to the weakening of the $ versus the € (over 4% decline with 68% exposure to the $), a setback for portfolio company Galapagos and delays of some clinical studies due to Covid-19.
The fund’s net performance over the second quarter was +22,2%. The sector is regaining interest from generalist investors and this might be the start of a broader inclusion of public biotech as a fixed position in their investment portfolios, as well as those of wealth managers.