Whilst we do not own the shares in the business and haven’t for some time, we previously commented on a number of headwinds we thought Blackmores was facing. Naturally we read their full year result with interest to see how things are progressing. Continue reading
A key investing theme at Montgomery Investment Management has for some time been the positive financial impact on healthcare companies from an ageing western demographic. Given that the sector is stable and growing, it’s a must have, at the right price, in our investment portfolios. Of the invested assets in The Montgomery [Private] Fund, healthcare currently occupies approximately 26%. Continue reading
Healthcare is one of the investment themes we like at Montgomery. In most OECD countries, healthcare spend has been growing at around GDP +2% for many decades, and ageing populations will provide a tailwind for some time to come. This is a challenge for governments, who can’t readily grow revenues faster than GDP and so will need to reduce their share of the total spend. However, with demand growing, we expect that private contributions will increase to fill the gap. Baby boomers who can afford to look after themselves will likely choose to do so.
In this Australian article published 9 Feburary 2013, Roger provides his insights into the sectors which will continue to perform well in the Australian market over coming months. Read here.