Local or offshore? How to choose an investment platform
Choosing correctly is important when investing outside SA due to the taxes, charges and fees involved
Buying all your investments on a single platform has several advantages but when it comes to investing outside SA, choosing the correct platform is even more important. Investment platforms give you the ability to buy investments from different providers, switch between them easily, and to view all your investments in a single, online place. Views differ on whether you should choose a local platform with a good range of offshore options or opt for a platform located outside the country. Established local investment companies such as Investec, Sanlam, Allan Gray, Momentum and Old Mutual all offer offshore investment platforms.
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