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Understanding International Investing

Have you ever wondered what questions you should be asking of your wealth manger? In this series, Andrew Sheppard talks us through some of the fundamentals of building and growing and international investment portfolio.

Why Invest Offshore?

High net worth individuals across the African continent share a number of similarities. They have worked hard to build their wealth as entrepreneurs and executives, and many of them have taken risks to do so. The challenge is that many African countries experience volatile exchange rates and do not have direct access to more mature and regulated markets. As a high net worth individual, one of the ways to mitigate these risks is to invest abroad.

5 min read.

Why Invest Offshore?
Why use an Investment Manager?
Why use an Investment Manager?

As a high-net-worth individual, protecting your wealth – particularly in the face of volatile and fluctuating markets – is an important element in your overall investment strategy. Working with an investment manager can ensure that long-term growth continues, despite short-term disruptions and market fluctuations.

5 min read.

Should I choose an active or passive investment fund?

For many years there has been an ongoing debate over whether active or passive investments are the best option for protecting wealth.

Andrew Sheppard, Wealth Advisor, International Wealth and Investment, Standard Bank believes that there is a place for both active and passive investments in an investment strategy. The key is knowing when to leverage the different investment vehicles available to you.

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Should I choose an active or passive investment fund?