|1||Finding Growth in Health Care: In addition to the powerful demographic trends affecting the sector, health care is also experiencing acceleration in innovation. The portfolio seeks to invest in growth companies that are addressing unmet medical needs or making the health care system more efficient and affordable.|
|2||Dedicated Sector Experts: Our dedicated team of analysts has more than 100 years of combined experience investing in health care companies. In this complex and rapidly growing sector, we believe it is critical to have an experienced team that seeks to understand both the science and the business of the companies in which they invest.|
|3||Deep and Disciplined: We believe the combination of deep fundamental research and disciplined portfolio construction will lead to consistently strong results relative to both the health care sector and the broader equity market. The portfolio seeks to balance across the subsectors of health care and diversify across market-cap segments and geographies.|
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