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Simon Brown is finweek’s resident expert on the stock markets and also Founder and director of investment website JustOneLap.com (Photo: JSE/Twitter)
Simon Brown is finweek’s resident expert on the stock markets and also Founder and director of investment website JustOneLap.com (Photo: JSE/Twitter)

Surge in offshore as ETFs come of age

Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) remain the cornerstone of most investors’ portfolios –and 2020 saw the offering of offshore ETFs growing. Several new ones, including global bonds, China and two environmental, social and governance (ESG) ETFs came to the market. The key point here is the ease of investing

in offshore ETFs, and specifically offshore technology ETFs, which enabled local investors to benefit from the surge in technological stocks. 

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