Seeking greater returns? You might need to look offshore

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Australians should be diversifying more by investing a higher proportion their accumulated savings overseas in Robert Swift’s view. Swift gives two reasons, firstly the heavy concentration of the Australian equity market in two segments - the financial and resources sectors. The second reason is return, “the return from a mix of countries because of the diversification benefits is always likely to be superior in return terms and risk adjusted return terms." Watch the video below to learn the segments of the Australian economy in which Swift believes “smaller companies run by entrepreneurs are actually doing it quite right more so than the very capital-intensive dinosaurs.”

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