Why invest offshore

Should you prioritise offshore investing?

From exciting new global investment opportunities to currency diversification, offshore investing is a powerful strategy to help preserve and grow your wealth. The unique benefits of global investing include the ability to spread your investment risk across different geographies and access a wide range of investment opportunities around the world.

Importantly, you can also enjoy the peace of mind that comes with investing in hard currency, giving you and your family the financial security that comes with investing offshore. Learn more about fundamental investing principles, compelling reasons to invest offshore, and key considerations of a global investment strategy.

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Why invest? The simple answer is to protect and grow your wealth. Understanding the inevitability of inflation – and the power of compounding – make investing a no-brainer. Here’s how.
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Learn what it means to invest globally, how diversification helps to protect wealth, and how access to global opportunities can grow it more.
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Here’s a closer look at how risk-off sentiment and concentration risk can affect your portfolio, and how geographical diversification can help.
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Uncertainty and market volatility have led to renewed interest among local investors seeking to take their money abroad. While it’s unwise to try and time the market, global investing can add real value to your portfolio through currency diversification.
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Here’s a closer look at how global investing can open up assets, sectors and economies you have little to no access to in South Africa.
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Offshore investing is a great way to gain access to new investment opportunities and further diversify your portfolio. But is now a good time for you? Here are three tips to help you decide.
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The biggest difference between professional and retail investors isn’t how they access markets, or even what they invest in. It’s how they make decisions. Your success as an offshore investor relies on your ability to make intelligent, not emotional, choices.
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Here, Craig Sher explains how diversification helps to protect your wealth, and how access to global opportunities can grow it more.
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There are various ways you can invest directly offshore – but some options are riskier than others. A structure like a global endowment can help you avoid some common hazards.
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We take a closer look at how a global endowment makes it easier and more convenient to invest abroad.
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Discovery Invest’s enhanced global investment offering has solutions in association with BlackRock and Goldman Sachs Asset Management – some of the biggest names in the investment world. Here’s how it’s shaking things up.
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Discovery Invest’s Head of Research and Development, Craig Sher, cautions against trying to time the market, but says that investing globally is an important part of wealth accumulation.
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There are many ways South Africans can increase their offshore exposure to lower their investment risk and gain access to the wealth of opportunities that lie abroad. Learn more.
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Studies have shown that people who seek financial advice are generally better off than those that don’t. Here’s a look at what to expect from a financial adviser, why their services can be worth the costs, and tips to choosing one you trust.
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Asking yourself what your global investment costs – and what your global investment is worth – are two very different but equally important questions. Here are some valuable pointers on how to make the most of your global investments.
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In the past, the complexity of costs associated with global investing have deterred investors from exploring their options, but these days, offshore assets are far more accessible. Here’s an idea of what kinds of costs to expect when investing globally.

Convinced on the ‘why’ and want help on the how? Find practical guidance on investing offshore – including when to access global markets, how structure your investments, and the pros and cons of different offshore investment solutions.

How to invest offshore

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