The Personal Finance series with Warren Ingram

Worried about SA? How to invest offshore (in a low-cost ‘index tracker’)

Don’t put all your eggs in one basket!

But what if all, or most, of your eggs are in a basket called ‘South Africa’?

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Galileo Capital Personal Financial Advisor Warren Ingram.

Ingram discussed investing in low-cost index tracking investments overseas (i.e. not only rand-hedge options such as DBX trackers, but also investments denominated in US Dollar, GBP, etc.)

He discussed unit trust options and ETF options as well as tax and estate duty considerations (which are a big issues for US and UK listed investments).

Listen to the interview in the audio below (and/or scroll down for quotes from it).

Doing very small amounts… rather do it into a rand-based overseas investment.

Warren Ingram, Galileo Capital Financial Advisor

We need to learn from the global masters… Warren Buffett wants to put 90% of his wife’s inheritance into an index.

Warren Ingram, Galileo Capital Financial Advisor

I’d buy a global index instead of a US index only.

Warren Ingram, Galileo Capital Financial Advisor

I trust MSCI and FTSE. I wouldn’t go much further than those two…

Warren Ingram, Galileo Capital Financial Advisor

Click here (then “like” the page) to follow Bruce on Facebook.

Enter your email address in the form below to receive a newsletter containing the most-read articles of the week from Bruce Whitfield’s The Money Show every Friday morning in your inbox.

Subscribe to our Business Wrap Newsletter


This article first appeared on 702 : Worried about SA? How to invest offshore (in a low-cost ‘index tracker’)


CapeTalk welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

  • Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
  • Sexism
  • Homophobia
  • Religious intolerance
  • Cyber bullying
  • Hate speech
  • Derogatory language
  • Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the CapeTalk community a safe and welcoming space for all.

CapeTalk reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

CapeTalk is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

Read More
What you must learn from the Steinhoff and EOH share price collapses

What you must learn from the Steinhoff and EOH share price collapses

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Galileo Capital Personal Financial Advisor Warren Ingram.

Few retirement funds unaffected by Steinhoff implosion (i.e. you just got had)

Few retirement funds unaffected by Steinhoff implosion (i.e. you just got had)

Your money, and Steinhoff… Bruce Whitfield interviews Certified Financial Planner Peter Calitz.

Hottest shares you can buy right now (by Fairtree Capital)

Hottest shares you can buy right now (by Fairtree Capital)

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Portfolio Manager Jean-Pierre Verster.

Best offshore investments right now (according to PSG Wealth)

Best offshore investments right now (according to PSG Wealth)

Looking for a hot tip? The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews PSG Wealth Portfolio Manager Jonathan Fisher.

Sygnia buys db X-trackers, making offshore investments simple for South Africans

Sygnia buys db X-trackers, making offshore investments simple for South Africans

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Sygnia CEO Magda Wierzycka.

Fancy buying Berkshire Hathaway? On diversification and offshore investing...

Fancy buying Berkshire Hathaway? On diversification and offshore investing...

Standard Bank Wealth’s Greg Barclay discusses diversification and accessing offshore markets. Fancy buying Berkshire Hathaway?

Popular articles
Fund manager lays criminal charges against former Steinhoff CEO Markus Jooste

Fund manager lays criminal charges against former Steinhoff CEO Markus Jooste

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Benguela Global Fund Managers Chief Investment Officer Zwelakhe Mnguni.

France exploring ways to assist City of Cape Town with water crisis

France exploring ways to assist City of Cape Town with water crisis

Xanthea Limberg says no formal agreement has been reached but it looks forward to talks and learning more from France.

'ANC may split if Dlamini-Zuma is elected leader'

'ANC may split if Dlamini-Zuma is elected leader'

Political analyst Dr Somadoda Fikeni sat down with Ray White to discuss the future of the ANC.

'This puts pressure on Jacob Zuma to vacate office earlier'

'This puts pressure on Jacob Zuma to vacate office earlier'

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Daniel Silke, Political Economy Analyst at Political Futures Consultancy.

Predictably awesome new Nando's ad reminds South Africans ‘we can fix our sh$t’

Predictably awesome new Nando's ad reminds South Africans ‘we can fix our sh$t’

Watch the Guptas pack their bags and run in Nando's inspiring new advertisement.