apoAsset announced the launch of first digital health equity fund for private investors. The “apo Digital Health” equity fund will be launched on 1 June 2017 that will open the market for private investors in an easy way – even for small investment amounts and savings plans.
The fund is managed by Apo Asset Management GmbH (apoAsset), a joint venture of the Deutsche Apotheker- und Ärztebank eG (apoBank, German Pharmacists and Doc-tors Bank) and the Deutsche Ärzteversicherung AG (German Doctors Insurance).
“Digital health contributes enormously to more efficiency of healthcare systems and therefore also to more healthcare quality“, Kai Brüning says, senior portfolio manager Healthcare at apoAsset and will be responsible for the new fund. „For the ADH, we identify companies worldwide with particularly good chances to be winners in the merger be-tween healthcare and IT.“
The USA, for example, shows the great potential for more efficiency: About 90% of its healthcare spending relate to hospitals, administration and other areas, only 10% are spent for medicines. Here are great opportunities for optimization in developed countries. In emerging markets, on the other hand, digitalisation improves the chances for access to modern medical care. “There is enormous potential which has hardly been opened up”, Brüning says.
Markus Müschenich, founder of the German Federal Association of Internet Medicine, CEO of Flying Health Incubator und member of the Scientific Advisory Board of apoAsset will be the advisor of this fund.