The United States is home to some of the greatest companies in the world, but there are also many great companies outside the country's borders. In fact, nearly three-quarters of the world's companies are headquartered outside the US, and international investments represent 46% of global market capitalization. You may be missing out on some benefits if you choose only US investments.
By ignoring investment opportunities outside of the U.S., you're missing out on approximately half of the investable developed stock market opportunities in the world. International equities can provide an additional layer of diversification for investors' profiles and can reduce risk while providing similar or greater returns. While U.S. equities are up, international ones can be down, and vice versa.
Join us for an exciting presentation on the current opportunities in the international equities market.
Jason B. Smith is an equity investment analyst at Capital Group with research responsibility for European industrials, aerospace and defense, airlines and Australian industrials companies. He has 22 years of investment experience and has been with Capital Group for 12 years. Prior to joining Capital, Jason was a director and senior analyst for Citigroup Investment Research. He holds a bachelor's degree in finance and economics from the University of Technology, Sydney. Jason is based in New York.
Philip Winston is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. He has 33 years of investment experience and has been with Capital Group for 21 years. Earlier in his career, in addition to being a portfolio manager, Philip was an equity investment analyst at Capital covering U.K. property and paper & packaging companies, as well as European property and media companies. Before joining Capital, he was a director and U.K. equity fund manager at BZW Investment Management in London. Prior to that, he worked at Orion Royal Bank in London and New York. He holds a PhD and a master's degree in history from Cambridge University. Philip is based in London.
Registration is free of charge for investment professionals interested in international equities investing. Seating is limited.
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