The Opportunity in Biotech – Eventide – 9.14.23


Title: The Opportunity in Biotech
Date: Thursday, September 14, 2023
Time: 1:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Duration: 1 hour

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Many advisors understand that the burgeoning biotech industry will play an important role in investor portfolios over the next decade, but few understand the key drivers of the industry and how much impact they will have on biotech investments.

In this presentation, Dr. Finny Kuruvilla and Dr. Kyle Rasbach will explain the industry and their unique perspective on some of the most compelling opportunities in biotech today.

Accepted for 1 CFP® / IWI / CFA CE Credit


Finny Kuruvilla, MD, PhD Finny Kuruvilla, MD, PhD Co-Chief Investment Officer, Senior Portfolio Manager, Managing Director, Founding Member Eventide Asset Management

Finny Kuruvilla, MD, PhD, serves as a Co-Chief Investment Officer, Senior Portfolio Manager for Eventide’s strategic growth strategies and healthcare & life sciences strategies, Managing Director for Eventide Ventures, as well as Founding Member of Eventide.

Dr. Kuruvilla has a background in healthcare, statistics, and investing. Concurrent with his early years at Eventide, he was a Principal at Clarus Ventures, a healthcare and life sciences venture capital firm subsequently acquired by Blackstone. Earlier in his career, Dr. Kuruvilla was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, where he led the development of a new microarray between the Broad Institute and a publicly-traded company Affymetrix. Prior to his investing career, Dr. Kuruvilla was resident, chief resident, and fellow at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Boston Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Kuruvilla holds an MD from Harvard Medical School, a PhD in Chemistry and Chemical Biology from Harvard University, a SM in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT, and a BS in Chemistry from Caltech.

Kyle Rasbach, PhD, PharmD Kyle Rasbach, PhD, PharmD Managing Director, Senior Research Analyst Eventide Asset Management

Kyle Rasbach, PhD, PharmD, serves as a Managing Director for Eventide Ventures, and a Senior Research Analyst for other Eventide investments.

Dr. Rasbach has extensive experience in clinical pharmacology, basic science, and healthcare equity research. Prior to joining Eventide, Dr. Rasbach was a Managing Partner at Pappas Capital, a life science venture capital firm that invests across biotechnology, biopharmaceuticals, drug delivery, and medical devices. Earlier in his career he was an equity research analyst and Vice President at T. Rowe Price, where he managed pharmaceutical, specialty pharmaceutical and biotechnology investments. Prior to joining T. Rowe, Dr. Rasbach was an equity research associate and Vice President at Cowen and Company, where he covered global pharmaceutical equities.

Dr. Rasbach holds a PhD in Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences as well as a PharmD from the Medical University of South Carolina; he completed his postdoctoral training in the laboratory of Bruce Spiegelman at the Harvard Medical School. He also holds an MBA from The Citadel and a BS in Biology from Denison University.

This presentation is provided for informational purposes only and expresses the views of Eventide Asset Management, LLC (“Eventide”), an investment adviser. This does not constitute investment advice nor is it a recommendation or offer to purchase or sell or a solicitation to deal in any security or financial product. Eventide does not provide tax, accounting, or legal advice. Eventide’s values-based approach to investing may not produce desired results and could result in underperformance compared with other investments. There is no guarantee that any investment strategy will achieve its objectives, generate profits, or avoid losses. The Adviser’s judgment about the quality of a particular company may prove to be incorrect. Eventide uses its trademark (“Investing that makes the world rejoice®”) in a figurative manner to help explain its focus on serving investors by helping them improve the world.