Hedge Fund - Orbimed Advisors

Samuel Isaly Bio, Returns, Net Worth

Sam Isaly’s Orbimed Advisors is a large health care fund investing in companies at various stages from venture capital to the public markets. The fund tends to focus on pharmaceutical and medical device companies as opposed to hospitals and insurers- products, one might say, as opposed to services.

Sam Isaly’s Orbimed Advisors is a large health care fund investing in companies at various stages from venture capital to the public markets. The fund tends to focus on pharmaceutical and medical device companies as opposed to hospitals and insurers- products, one might say, as opposed to services.

The nature of healthcare investments requires Orbimed Advisors to take on significant regulatory risks and make sure they are up to date on major announcements and other events which can have an enormous impact on an individual stock’s price. Of course, the fund also has to ensure that its analysts understand the regulatory environment as well as the science behind a company’s product line. Samuel Isaly himself has been covering healthcare for over 40 years, roughly half of which has come as an investment manager and half of which came as an analyst for companies such as Chase Manhattan , Merrill Lynch, and Legg Mason.

Orbimed Advisors’ grand strategy is to run a portfolio that is more or less balanced between large healthcare companies and smaller-cap companies where the investment team believes that future growth is not being reflected in the current price. When we look at its most recent portfolio, we see a fairly small number of positions worth over $100 million and then a fairly broad range of healthcare stocks. In addition, while there were some large increases or decreases many of Orbimed’s top picks remained the same and we’d assume that most of them are still close to the top of the portfolio.

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Samuel Isaly
Fund Profile
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Fund Holdings Sector Distribution
Fund Name: Orbimed Advisors
Manager Samuel Isaly
Portfolio Value $6,804,448,000
Change This QTR +1.21%
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Sorted by:
No. Security Ticker Shares Value (x$1000) Activity % Port
1.) GILD 4,992,600 $374,944 +4% 5.51%
2.) BIIB 1,095,100 $306,159 +7% 4.49%
3.) CELG 1,757,100 $296,894 +34% 4.36%
4.) BMY 5,465,000 $290,465 +5% 4.26%
5.) AMGN 2,515,300 $286,945 -4% 4.21%
6.) RLYP 9,941,549 $248,539 3.65%
7.) INCY 4,069,000 $206,013 -9% 3.02%
8.) REGN 738,800 $203,347 +44% 2.98%
9.) MDVN 3,123,500 $199,342 +37% 2.92%
10.) ABBV 3,760,900 $198,613 +116% 2.91%
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