Healthcare returned -3.2% in June, extending its year-to-date outperformance versus global equities to 10.2%. In June, central banks were in the limelight as hopes that inflation had peaked were again crushed. The FED then proceeded with its largest rate hike since 1994 – hinting of another hefty 75 bp increase in July. Ditto for the ECB, which confirmed a 25 bp hike for July. And even the Swiss National Bank surprised markets with its first hike (50 bp) in 15 years. These central bank actions and ongoing worries of a FED-induced soft landing caused global equities to drop 8.7% in June.
What mattered this month in healthcare? The readout of the SELECT study was the single biggest healthcare event of the month. The results may open the door to wide reimbursement for GLP-1 weight-loss drugs. This led to an overreaction with significant price movements amongst many companies as markets just made blanket assumptions of a healthier, thinner world. Find out more in our monthly healthcare newsletter.
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What mattered this month in healthcare? Second quarter earnings season kicked off to a strong start, with earnings overall better than estimates. However, positioning matters, and strong numbers were not always enough if expectations were high. Find out more in our monthly healthcare newsletter.