Foundations and Endowments

Gaining International Exposure in Uncertain Times

Financial data analysis graph showing global market trends
 

Investors are always looking for ways to enhance returns and diversify risks, and the opportunity presented by global investing can offer both. Still, many investors manage their portfolios with a significant home-country bias, favoring domestic investments and currency, while allocating a relatively small percentage to international holdings.

This trend likely represents investors’ reluctance to assume some perceived risks, such as currency fluctuations or inconsistent accounting standards.

This paper explores the global equity opportunity set and provides investors with a framework to consider how global investments can be incorporated into long-term investment strategies.

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