Exploring the Rise of International Investments

Investing OffshoreFor many individuals, investments represent a chance to secure assets for the future, be better prepared to provide for loved ones or even to have the opportunity to see wealth grow over time. For these reasons, offshore and international investments are becoming increasingly popular around the world. Dig a little deeper and find out why international investing can be beneficial to you.

Offers Diversification to Any Portfolio

One of the biggest reasons to consider investing internationally is because it can boost the diversity of a portfolio. Investing internationally is a way to branch out and put your assets in a range of destinations around the globe. In the event that any one is vulnerable, the others can act as a safety net.

This kind of portfolio diversity can be achieved through stocks, bonds, funds, offshore accounts and even international real estate depending on your individual needs and financial goals.

Opportunity for a Stable Government or Banking System

Putting all of your wealth into the banks of a single nation might be common today, but it can leave individuals vulnerable in the event that a bank, government or stock market crashes. While these kind of events are not necessarily going to happen, the threat is often enough to convince investors to move their assets to a safer location.

Belize, for example, boasts a stable banking system and a government that does not interfere with private financial transactions. That can be a big reason for investors of all types to relocate their holdings and consider an international investment rather than the domestic alternatives.

Provides Security for Loved Ones

Many investors choose offshore and international life insurance policies, trusts and long-term accounts not for their own benefit, but for the financial security of their loved ones. Maintaining a domestic trust or life insurance can be pricey, and it may not provide you with the peace of mind you deserve. For that reason, it is becoming increasingly popular for savvy retirees to opt for international investment opportunities that can offer financial stability and security for children, grandchildren, spouses and friends today and for years into the future.

Potentially Lower Overhead Fees and Taxes

Perhaps the most important factor in the rising popularity of international investing has to do with the lower overhead fees and taxes in offshore locations. Anywhere that the cost of living is lower, investors can expect more affordable fees for things like trust management or financial advising. In addition, countries like Belize offer a legal way to reduce tax burden in a significant way.

These factors, and many more, combine to contribute to the rise of international investing. Find out if international investing is the right move for you.


About this author

Caye International Bank Limited (CIBL) was granted an Unrestricted "A" Class International Banking License on September 29th, 2003 by the Central Bank of Belize and is regulated by the Central Bank of Belize which set the standards for liquidity and capital adequacy.