We attended the 35th annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference 2017 from January 9th to 12th in San Francisco.
With 467 companies participating (USD 4.3tn in market cap), over 10’000 attendees and over 12’000 organized 1 on 1 meetings, the conference normally sets the tone for the healthcare investment year. Company executives were confident regarding their fundamentals. While uncertainty around the ACA repeal and replacement remains high, the US corporate tax reform could lead to earnings accretion for the sector.
Rarely are health inequalities more apparent than when walking around San Francisco during the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference. In our chart of the month, Raphael Oesch (Portfolio Manager), takes a look at the statistics and discusses some of the reasons behind the figures.
We recently attended the 41st J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco, which took place from January 9th to January 12th 2023. Our overall conclusion from the conference is that the industry remains in good shape. The key themes that emerged during the week from a devices and services perspective were, the rise of value-based care and innovation & digitalisation. However, it also became clear that the macroeconomic environment is still the dominant force behind (sub) sector performance.
Day after day currently feels like a roller coaster ride, going up because of better than hoped for CPI numbers, down because of looming recession fears, and back up because of a less hawkish FED speech. Are we there yet? What do you think?