Longevity: How science is extending healthspans


Amid an innovation revolution in biotech that stands to not only transform our lives but also impact investment portfolios, what should investors be looking for?


June 10, 2024

This video is part of the “Innovations” series exploring new technological advancements and how these agents of change can open up compelling investment opportunities.

The video features Dr. Brian Abrahams, Head of Global Healthcare Research for RBC Capital Markets, and Frédérique Carrier, Head of Investment Strategy in the British Isles and Asia for RBC Wealth Management, as they talk about biotech innovations related to longevity and how investors can approach this theme.

Brian and Frédérique discuss:

  • Some of the most promising biotech innovations that may improve healthspans
  • What investors should look for when investing in the biotech sector
  • Some of the most topical disruptive forces in biotech
  • How AI is changing the sector’s opportunity set

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