A well-diversified investment portfolio includes exposure to foreign assets.
By investing in economies and companies outside of South Africa you spread your risk and potential for growth.
Investing offshore also gives you increased resilience against rand weakness.
We interviewed Barry O'Mahony, Founder of Veritas Wealth Management and Financial Planner of the Year for 2013, on how much to invest, when to do it, how to do it and why, if at all, you should do it.
Listen to the audio for more detail.
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