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Fund managers boost bets on health care even amid high prices


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Fund managers boost bets on health care even amid high prices

Date: 02/06/2015


Last July, when Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen spurred a sell-off in healthcare stocks by saying that valuations in shares of biotech companies looked "stretched," portfolio manager Graham Tanaka saw an opportunity.

After a year-long buying spree, he now has more than a quarter of his $17 million Tanaka Growth & fund portfolio in healthcare companies such as Gilead Sciences Inc, up from just 5 percent at the start of last year.

 That bet is paying off: his fund is beating the S&P 500 by about 13 percentage points since the start of the year, putting Tanaka in the top 1 percent of equity fund managers tracked by Morningstar. Even with his big bet on healthcare, he's planning on adding more.

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Source: Reuters

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