Diversify your portfolio
Diversification is about not putting all your eggs in one basket. Offshore investments offer exposure to different sectors and markets that may not be available locally, such as social networking (like Facebook), e-commerce (like Amazon), innovative motor manufacturers (like Tesla) or biotechnology (like Gilead).
This exposure ensures your risk is spread, so if one asset class underperforms, the value of your other assets makes up for it. Offshore investing also lets you diversify your investment portfolio by investing in different currencies.
What to consider when investing offshore
Offshore investing comes with different risks and rewards, it's very important that you work with a competent financial adviser to structure your investments to suit your needs.