Smug Money podcast #13: Healthcare investing in emerging markets

Written by Jen Gale on 19th Jun 2020

Adequate healthcare in developing countries is a significant social need. This has always been the case, but the global coronavirus pandemic has made the case clearer and more urgent.

The third UN Sustainable Development Goal relates to global health: “Ensure healthy lives and promoting well-being for all at all ages”

In this Smug Money podcast, Jen Gale, founder of Sustainable-ish, interviews Mathieu Nègre, from Union Bancaire Privée, portfolio manager for the bank’s emerging markets impact investments.

He talks about how healthcare in countries such as Taiwan and China can end up in the portfolio of regular investors who want their money to make a positive difference in the world… and answers a burning question: “Can big pharma be ethical?”

But remember, none of what you will hear constitutes financial advice and if you invest on the basis of this podcast, you do so at your own risk. Past performance is not a guide to future performance, and you could lose all your capital.

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