6 Questions to Ask Before You Invest Globally

Published On: 04-Jul-2017

With an emerging preference for channelising household savings through mutual funds, international funds also gain their share of popularity. Such funds provide a sense of geographical and currency diversification to the investment portfolio, thereby mitigating the systemic investment risk to some extent. 

However, the decision to invest in such funds should be based on a specific review and not a herd decision after noticing the recent outperformance of such funds. Here are six questions you must ask before you invest globally:

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Is the portfolio diversified enough towards domestic markets?

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Is the fund a truly international fund or a domestic fund with international flavour?

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Is the fund concentrated towards specific holdings?

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To which countries is the fund exposed?

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What is the expense ratio of the fund?

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Have I considered the tax implications?

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