An Outperforming Biotech Fund with Substantially Lower Volatility Than its Benchmark

Focused on providing access to emerging growth companies developing breakthrough therapeutics – The Next Edge Bio-Tech Plus Fund(the ‘Fund’)

  • Although portfolio comprised of mid-cap late-stage Biotech companies with volatilities typically 50% to 150%, the Fund’s volatility is 27%
  • The Fund’s volatility is 20% below the NASDAQ Biotech Index (NBI) volatility of 33%.
  • Significantly, the NBI is heavily weighted in mature, typically less volatile large-cap companies, with the Top 5 companies accounting for 38% weight, and the Top 10 accounting for 60% weight.
  • The Fund’s volatility is 47% below the volatility of the TSX Healthcare Index of 40%.


BioTech June Vol Chart

Source: Bloomberg Data, Next Edge Capital
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100 Day Volatility of the Next Edge Bio-Tech Plus Fund (the “Fund”) Class A1 Units from inception on Feb. 17, 2015 to May 27, 2016. Nasdaq BioTech Index and the TSX Healthcare Index shown to represent a similar asset class. There are inherent limitations in any comparison between a managed portfolio and a passive index. Each index is unmanaged and does not incur management fees, transaction costs or other expenses associated with a managed portfolio.

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