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Pictet-Nutrition, reasons to invest

January 2018

Investing in the future of food

A global opportunity

The Pictet-Nutrition fund seeks capital growth in a sector in which companies participate in improving access, quality, and sustainability of food production necessary for health and growth. It invests in companies that are growing as a result of their involvement across the entire food production chain, from farm to fork.
Around 20% of the global population suffer from a poor diet. – Reference: Food and Agriculture Organization

Reasons to invest in Pictet-Nutrition

  • Long-term growth potential
    Consumers are demanding higher quality food while governments are increasing regulation to improve diets. Therefore companies providing "healthy" products should have the fastest growth in food.
  • Responsible and sustainable approach
    Companies that provide solutions to increase output while decreasing environmental impact and waste will be crucial in the shift toward a more sustainable food system.
  • A diverse and resilient opportunity set 
    The food value chain spans across several sectors and geographies with different characteristics and correlations. This enhances the management team's agility to navigate throughout market cycles while capturing secular growth.

Why now?

Malnutrition – either eating too little, or too much – is one of the main social burdens of our time. Vast investment is needed to provide a growing global population with nutritionally high-quality food and deliver this in an efficient and sustainable way.
Technical innovation is improving quality and efficiency across the food chain
Investing in nutrition solutions
Source: Pictet Asset Management

Who is it for?

The fund could be suitable for investors who are prepared to invest for the long term and are willing to take a potentially higher risk with their investment.

What are the risks

  • Past performance is not a guide to future performance. The value and income of an investment can fall as well as rise and you may not get back the amount originally invested.
  • The fund may be invested in emerging markets. Investments in emerging markets can potentially be of higher risk and volatility than those in developed markets.
  • Investments are made in assets that are denominated in foreign currency and are not hedged back to the base currency of the fund. Changes in exchange rates may therefore affect the value of the investments.