|Asset Class||Equities: particularly in small and midcap companies, Europe/USA/Japan|
|Investment Goal||Achieve marked outperformance in comparison to the relevant market|
|Investment Idea||Identify technological sector leaders on a scientific basis|
|Implementation||Stock selection based on patent portfolio quality and a value approach|
|Characteristic||Use of a scientifically sound patent approach|
|Portfolio||70-100 stocks, sectors: especially industry, health/pharmaceuticals, technology|
The ARIAD Patent Equity Strategy
The backtest shows: in the long term, it pays to focus on innovative hidden champions
Annual investment in the companies with the best/worst patent portfolios
Innovations dominate our everyday lives as never before in human history. Buzzwords such as "digitisation", "3D printing", "robotics" or "virtual reality" are omnipresent in the media. Patents protect the "invisible" intellectual capital on the company's balance sheet and create additional sources of income thanks to licensing. The problem:
"How do I identify the future technological sector leaders and the really promising innovations?"
Making intellectual property visible and investable
The ARIAD Patent Equity Strategy is a stock selection method that invests in companies with attractive patent portfolios. The patent portfolio quality is calculated with the help of scientifically sound patent indicators.
Current Press Releases about the Strategy (German)
Takeover candidates as a positive side effect
Since its launch in early 2015, the ARIAD Patent Share Strategy has achieved impressive returns in all three regions (Europe, USA and Japan). Since then, the strategy has also been successfully implemented in a mutual fund.
3. Investment Idea
Information Headstart Thanks to Patent Portfolio Analysis
The strategy approach is very simple to understand:
Most successful companies achieve their profits by using/licensing/selling innovative products and technologies. Patents protect these innovations and thus enable or safeguard the leading market position.
Since the intellectual capital does not appear on the company's balance sheet, the ARIAD Patent Share Strategy can generate an information headstart here thanks to intensive preparation and analysis of patent data, which has also been scientifically tested.
4. The Process
This is How We Identify Promising Companies
Patent data makes potential innovations visible even before they are launched on the general market. However, not every patent becomes a profitable innovation and the sheer number of patents does not necessarily make a company successful. Using many, scientifically sound patent indicators, ARIAD's patent approach can analyse and assess the quality of the patent portfolio.
Our patent database comprises more than 80 million data sets. However, they first of all have to be processed in a complex process, made usable in quantitative terms, group structures have to be researched and patents correctly assigned to the quoted parent company. Further steps include calculating and weighting patent indicators in order to finally receive the qualitative assessment of the patent portfolio.
On the basis of this information, from a total of more than 5,000 companies with patents, the ARIAD Patent Share Strategy selects around 200 companies whose patent portfolios are the most promising (company ranking). Of these 200 companies, those that have the best opportunity/risk ratio according to the value approach are included in the strategy portfolio.
5. Videos (German)
The Strategy as mutual fund:Monega ARIAD Innovation Fund
Opportunities and Risks
- Technical progress has never been as fast as it is today. Patents, which grant the right to make economic use of an invention, play a key role in this development.
- Monega ARIAD Innovation invests in companies with an attractive patent portfolio. Shares in companies with a low market value are preferred. Shares in small/midcaps are mainly included.
- Broad diversification thanks to investment in companies in various sectors. Regional diversification thanks to investment in the USA, Europe and Japan.
- From a total of 5,000 companies with patents, around 70 - 100 companies with the most promising patent portfolios are filtered out.
- Fund managed by ARIAD Asset Management.
- As a mixture for opportunity-oriented investors for long-term investments.
- Share risk: In our experience, shares are subject to strong price fluctuations and thus there is a risk of price drops.
- Interest change risk: The risk of the market interest rate changing during the term of the securities being held is associated with investments in fixed interest securities.
- Value change risk: As a result of investing the fund assets in individual securities, there is in particular the risk of value changes to the individual items.
- Capital market risk: The price or market value performance of financial products depends, in particular, on the performance of capital markets that are influenced by the world economy and economic and political conditions in the countries concerned.
- Currency risk: The fund's assets may be invested in a currency other than the fund currency. If the value of this currency falls against the fund currency, the value of the fund asset falls.
- Counterparty default risk: Losses may arise for the fund from the default of an issuer or a contracting partner against whom the fund has claims.
- Liquidity risk: The fund may invest some of its assets in securities that are not traded on a stock exchange or a similar market.
- Derivative risk: The fund uses derivatives, both for investment and for hedging purposes. The increased opportunities go hand in hand with increases risks of losses.
- Small and Midcap Companies: Investment in small and midcap companies entails greater risks than investment in largecap companies.
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Then please send an email with the reference "Webinar ARIAD Patent Share Strategy" to firstname.lastname@example.org
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