Investing offshore is a question of how, not when

2019-12-02 14:04

As recently relayed by our finance minister, the economic outlook for South Africa is rather bleak. However, investors should remain measured when making decisions about their investment portfolios.

The compelling story of investing offshore

2019-04-29 08:00

Investing your money beyond your home country’s borders offers portfolio diversification and – if executed correctly – potentially higher returns than a portfolio with little offshore exposure. But investing offshore should never simply be done for the sake of it, as the potential opportunities also come with risks.

A first-timer’s guide to investing offshore – tax-free

2019-02-28 06:01

With taxpayers still having an annual R33 000 tax-free savings allowance post Budget 2019, Iain Anderson gives the low-down on why it may be a good idea to invest this tax break offshore – and how to do it with ease – even as a beginner.

The offshore investment outlook for 2019

2018-12-11 10:41

Paul Hansen, adviser to Stanlib, explains in a Q&A why he believes the bull market in global equites is still alive.

The offshore conundrum for SA investors

2018-10-02 15:21

So how do you know when the timing is right to take your money offshore?

Saving in offshore investments

2018-07-18 11:00

There’s no harm in broadening your investment horizons by asking your financial adviser or portfolio manager what options are available to you in terms of offshore investments.

Things are looking up in SA. Which is why you should consider investing in these 5 international companies, says Old Mutual

2018-04-20 17:40

The stronger rand makes it more affordable to invest in global defensive stocks like Nestlé and Johnson & Johnson.

Should you consider opening a bank account abroad?

2018-04-18 06:29

Many investors believe they need a bank account overseas to invest offshore. But this is not necessarily the case.

How do I start investing offshore?

2018-04-16 15:15

Investing offshore provides South Africans with an option to diversify their portfolio. But what if you only have R500 a month?

Consider your goals when investing offshore

2017-12-04 13:09

Rather than measuring performance purely based on returns or benchmarks, investors should also consider investment specific goals. The same principle applies for offshore investments.


Investing offshore: When you want to keep your options open

2019-09-30 07:05

So you’re already saving for retirement. But you face a dilemma. You don’t know how much of the additional savings that you have to invest should be offshore, as you don’t have any specific investment goals that require spending in a foreign currency.

The risks when investing offshore

2019-04-16 08:00

Before increasing your offshore exposure, you must be very clear about the risks that come with this move. The grass isn’t always greener on the other side.

Offshore investing is 'mainstreaming' - Guernsey experts

2018-12-27 15:23

SA investment fund managers are moving fast to meet investor demand for offshore diversification, according to Guernsey Finance.

How to build a diversified offshore portfolio

2018-10-04 09:59

Savvy investors know that the investment world is much, much bigger than what's on offer on the JSE. finweek’s practical guide will assist investors to broaden their baskets offshore.

Five offshore stocks for your portfolio

2018-07-26 11:41

The S&P 500 is currently priced very high, but there are still companies that offer value, writes PSG Wealth's Schalk Louw. Here are the five he recommends.

Increasing returns abroad

2018-06-06 10:27

By increasing their offshore exposure, investors gain access to regions and industries not well represented locally. Paul Hansen, fund manager at Stanlib, talks about where the opportunities are.

What are my options if I want a direct offshore non-rand-denominated investment?

2018-04-19 06:44

The experts discuss various ways you can get your rands offshore, from investing directly into stocks to offshore endowment policies.

ETFs: Get offshore easily with diverse options

2018-04-17 14:02

Exchange-traded funds are a cheap and simple way to get money offshore. They track a variety of indices, and you can invest according to which countries, regions or sectors appeal to you.

How to take your money abroad

2018-04-13 13:20

There’s a huge variety of investment options beyond South Africa’s borders. We consider where and when to take your money abroad.

SARS offshore disclosure programme nets over R1bn

2017-10-10 12:28

The South African Revenue Service has collected over R1bn from its Special Voluntary Disclosure Programme, with a total tax liability of R1 182 734 842

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