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Tekla Life Sciences Investors  as of 06/15/2021

NYSE / HQL Asset Class:  Sector Equity Funds 1 YR Lipper Avg:  37.62%

Growth of $10K

Avg Annual Total Return %
  10 YR 5 YR 1 YR YTD
Market Return 17.16% 14.59% 37.27% 12.23%
Lipper Pct. Rank 10 29 78 62
NAV Return 15.65% 13.72% 20.60% 4.20%
Lipper Pct. Rank 13 31 87 87
Premium/Discount History

10 YR Avg 5 YR Avg YTD Avg
-4.661% -6.248% -6.290%

NAV $21.24 Market Price $20.85
Net Change -$0.38 Market Change -$0.09
Premium/Discount -1.84%
1 YR NAV Return 20.595%
1 YR NAV Rank 87
12-Mo Yield as of 4/30/2021 Yield Def
Income Only Yield 0.00%
Distribution Yield (Market) 12.44%
Most Recent Income Dividend $0.410
Ex-Div Date 5/27/2021
Most Recent Cap Gain Dividend $0.410
Ex-Div Date 5/27/2021
Dividend Frequency Annually
YTD Dividends --
YTD Capital Gains $0.430
Inception Date 5/8/1992
Fund Advisor Tekla Capital Management LLC
Manager & Tenure Team Managed
Phone 800-451-2597
Total Net Assets (mil) as of 5/31/2021 $493.0
% Leveraged Assets as of 9/30/2020 --
Portfolio Turnover 51.00%
Mgmt Fees 0.993%
Expense Ratio 1.220%
Fund Objective
The Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation by investing primarily in equity and related securities of U.S. and foreign companies principally engaged in the development, production or distribution of products or services related to scientific advances in health care, agriculture and environmental management.
Top Holdings (as of 12/31/2020)
Illumina Inc ORD 5.11%
Amgen Inc ORD 5.09%
Gilead Sciences Inc ORD 4.75%
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc ORD 4.67%
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc ORD 4.41%
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc ORD 4.15%
Seagen Inc ORD 3.51%
Biogen Inc ORD 3.17%
Sarepta Therapeutics Inc ORD 2.12%
Moderna Inc ORD 1.99%
Top Sectors (as of 12/31/2020)
Health Care 89.55%
Non Classified Equity 7.54%

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