Your Wealth

Going global in 2018

March 13, 2018

Australian listed companies represent approximately only 2% of world share market capitalisation according to MSCI and many great investment opportunities, particularly in sectors such as technology and pharmaceuticals, are available only in markets such as the US and Europe. As a result, Australian investors are increasingly looking offshore to diversify and grow their portfolios.

In this informative and educational podcast, Gemma Dale interviews James Swan, Manager, International at nabtrade, about the different ways investors can get access to international markets, with discussion topics including:

  • the easiest ways to get started in international share markets
  • the pros and cons of managed funds, ETFs and direct equities
  • managing risks such as currency and sector concentration
  • the features to look for, and be aware of, when choosing how to invest in international equities, and
  • how to manage international exposure in a balanced portfolio


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