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Market weekly – Healthcare, an investment theme for the coming decade (podcast)

Both US and global healthcare stocks have outperformed their respective broader markets during the coronavirus pandemic. This is just the start of a long-term trend, says Jon Stephenson, senior portfolio manager for US equities and specialist for healthcare innovators in our Boston office. In this week’s podcast Daniel Morris, senior market strategist, discusses with Jon why healthcare stands out as the sector that may become the investment theme for this decade.   

This podcast is part of a series articulating our investment views and strategies during the COVID-19 crisis. 

For more on the virus, the economic fallout, and the implications for financial markets and investors, read our series of weekly updates. If you need further information on our strategies or investment policies, please contact your dedicated client relationship manager.


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