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Take Better Risk in International Equities

November 2019 

There are several tools that can potentially reduce volatility and make investors more comfortable increasing their international allocations.


One-third: That’s about how much international developed markets (IDM) contribute to global GDP, and what they represent in the equity universe. Yet the typical US investor’s portfolio has only 14% international exposure.1  

Sources: GDP: World Bank, Factset, Wellington Management, Haver Analytics as of 12/31/17, most recent data available. Investor data: ICI as of 12/18.


Important Risks: Investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal. ● Foreign investments may be more volatile and less liquid than U.S. investments and are subject to the risk of currency fluctuations and adverse political and economic developments. These risks may be greater for investments in emerging markets.

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