International Property Investment
The opportunity to invest overseas opens up an enormous extra market in which the investor can seek out investments to increase his return. But overseas markets do not just offer a wider choice of investments of the same kind and characteristics as those in the UK, they offer more positive advantages. We have already noted one justification for investment abroad, namely the ability to negate the risk of currency movements by ‘matching’ liabilities overseas with assets in the same country. However, another advantage is that overseas markets provide the opportunity to diversify a portfolio into investments which have a low correlation with those in the UK, thereby enabling the investor to reduce his portfolio’s risk.
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