Offshore investing

South Africa has so much to offer, but there’s also a far bigger world of investment potential beyond our shores.
South Africa has so much to offer, but there’s also a far bigger world of investment potential beyond our shores.

Discover a world of investment potential.

An offshore investment gives you access to opportunities across different countries, industries, companies and currencies, exposing your portfolio to more possibilities while diversifying your risk. So, while you enjoy life in the country you love, your investment could be discovering a world of investment opportunity.

As a global provider with a 28-year heritage, we are well positioned to meet your offshore needs. While our roots are African, we serve a growing international client base, with our investment teams represented in established investment hubs across the world.

Invest globally with a partner you trust locally.

Benefits of investing offshore


More investment opportunities: When you diversify internationally, you get access to a much wider range of investment opportunities to grow your money across countries, industries, companies and currencies.


Minimised risk of capital loss: Spreading your investments across markets and currencies, minimises the impact of currency depreciation or political and market events on your wealth.


Meet future international goals: Investing offshore may make it easier to fund any international liabilities and help you meet your international goals.

Invest globally with a partner you trust locally.

How to invest offshore

Unit Trusts

Invest up to 30% in global assets through our domestic unit trusts, such as the Opportunity Fund.

View Opportunity Fund

Global Franchise Feeder Fund

Gain offshore exposure with our international feeder funds such as the Global Franchise Feeder Fund.

View Global Franchise Feeder Fund

Convert your rands and invest

Convert your rands and invest directly in a foreign-domiciled fund such as Global Franchise Fund.

View Global Franchise Fund

Offshore products

Our key offshore offering is a flexible solution with minimal administrative complexity. Products available on our Investment platform.

View our offshore solutions

Important information

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