Principal Biotechnology Discovery Fund works to your benefit

From emerging pharmaceuticals to life science companies, the Principal Biotechnology Discovery Fund provides investors with exposure to all market caps in the biotechnology sector. The fund aims to achieve capital appreciation through investments in a single collective investment scheme, which invests in biotechnology related securities that is potentially set to grow with future opportunities.

Why Biotechnology?

outpacing other sectors

#1 Outpacing other sectors
Amid the pandemic, the sector showed significant progress and outgrew other sectors. 

Improving lives & health

#2 Improving lives & health
From vaccines and cancer treatments to immunology and gene editing, biotechnology is making waves in all the right places.
Compelling investment landscape

#3 Compelling investment landscape
At 33%, health makes up a sizable chunk of the biotechnology investment landscape1.

Opportunities in Biotechnology?

Long-term growth drivers in biotechnology remain intact

   Opportunities in biotechnology
1. Source: Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER). As of 22 January 2021.
2. Source: Bloomberg LP. As of 31 December 2019. Based on holdings in the NASDAQ Biotechnology Index from 2009 through 2019.


Recent advancements in areas such as data processing, cloud computing, machine learning, and artificial intelligence are paving way for a fusion of:

biotech icon

Explore more, here's a view of the vast potential of biotechnology:

Biotech - Leading the health care industry in investment activity

Leading the healthcare industry

Biotech sales growth outpaced other sectors

Strong growth

Investors now have a larger opportunity set to position themselves in medical biotech

Large Opportunity

Why invest with Principal?

These are the benefits:

Biotechnology Fund Globally aging population continues to drive healthcare demand.

Biotechnology Fund Biotechnology offers attractive fundamentals and is supported by continuous research & development spending.

Biotechnology Fund Through a fusion of Biology and Technology, new drug discovery platforms are built and in turn, supports future growth.

Biotechnology Fund Benefit from the proven capabilities and performance of the target fund’s investment team.

How do I invest?

We offer 4 share classes. Click on each class to learn more.

next-g fund Class AUD-Hedged 

next-g fund Class MYR-Hedged 

next-g fund Class SGD-Hedged 

next-g fund Class USD


Fund Partners 

  • Affin Bank Berhad
  • HSBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad
  • iFAST Capital Sdn Bhd
  • AmBank (M) Berhad
  • Phillip Mutual Berhad
  • UOB Kay Hian Securities (M) Sdn Bhd
  • Principal Unit Trust Scheme Consultants

Click here to know more about our fund partner(s). 

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