- International stock markets regularly outperform the UK, investors should look overseas for diversification
- In this free guide, we reveal the Top Rated platforms for international investment, as voted for by IC and FT readers
Investing in overseas stock exchanges used to be costly, complicated and time consuming. But advances in technology and the development of investment platforms have made this more straightforward. Many of the world’s fastest-growing companies are listed outside of the UK, so there are good reasons to have exposure to them, if you have the right risk appetite and investor profile.
If you decide to invest in overseas stocks directly rather than through funds, you need to consider via which investment platform you can do this most efficiently. And there are wide variations in what choice of overseas listed equities they offer.