Investing for Life Podcast – Dr Bianca Ogden, Platinum International Health Care Fund Manager

Douglas Isles,

An actuary by training, Douglas first joined Platinum in 2003 as an investment analyst, having spent some time at the Commonwealth Bank as a product actuary and, prior to that.. More

24 Nov 2021

In this open and insightful conversation, Investing for Life host Douglas Isles interviews Dr Bianca Ogden, Fund Manager at Platinum Asset Management.

Dr Bianca Ogden, MBio (Tübingen), PhD (University College London), has been the portfolio manager for the Platinum International Health Care Fund since 2007 and leads the healthcare sector team. After spending some time at Swiss pharmaceuticals company Novartis researching new HIV drugs, Bianca went on to complete a PhD in virology at UCL. She then migrated to Australia and joined Johnson & Johnson as a molecular biologist, researching new drug targets in oncology.

Bianca embarked on a career change and joined Platinum as an investment analyst in 2003. Her rich knowledge base in molecular biology and first-hand insights into the pharmaceutical and biotech industry give her a unique ability to delve deeply into the fundamentals of healthcare companies and identify those with a solid foundation in scientific research.

Listen to this conversation to:

•    gain an insight into Bianca’s life as an only child growing up in Germany, and how her innate curiosity led her from the world of molecular biology to her role as a fund manager today;
•    be inspired by her determination to place herself in situations that challenged and grew her, and her perseverance to overcome setbacks along the way;
•    learn about the adjustments she has made over the past 15-20 years which have improved her outlook on life and paved the way for a brighter future.

Bianca’s Investing for Life story will encourage you to pursue your passions and push through uncomfortable seasons to reap the rewards on the other side. Bianca’s journey proves investing in good life choices upfront can deliver benefits in the second half.

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Investing for Life is hosted by Douglas Isles, Platinum Asset Management.

Disclaimer: Issued by Platinum Investment Management Limited ABN 25 063 565 006, AFSL 221935. This information is general in nature and does not take into account your specific needs or circumstances. You should consider your own financial position, objectives and requirements and seek professional financial advice before making any financial decisions.