|Ignites & Aberdeen Asset Management Present:
Investing Beyond Borders
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Since the 2008 financial crisis and the subsequent debt-related problems in the eurozone, the pace of growth in the global economy has shifted to rapidly expanding emerging markets. Yet the typical US investor has continued to favor domestic stocks and bonds, putting aside the potential gains that international exposure can bring. The key to overcoming this home bias is to understand the opportunities and the risks related to an increased overseas weighting.
Looking at equities alone, there are over a dozen stockmarkets outside of the US with more than 1,000 companies of major size, including most of the largest companies that make steel, electronics and consumer appliances. On the surface, and bearing in mind that markets anywhere have their ups and downs, investing in major foreign stocks appears to be a good way to diversify a portfolio. At the same time, many economies, including the fast-growing emerging world, rely on the US for exports so there is a level of indirect correlation. The key risks, particularly where fixed income is concerned, are around currency risk and political instability. How can investors factor those challenges in and ensure they invest cross-border with the right balance of risk and yield? What are the asset classes and specific countries and markets that offer the best potential returns?
Ignites, the pre-eminent source for mutual fund news, in partnership with Aberdeen Asset Management, will gather senior financial advisers for a series of strategic forums to discuss the pros and cons of investing abroad.
|Who Should Attend?
Financial Advisors interested in investing outside the U.S.