Global funds don’t always live up to their name

Investors can often miss out on large chunks of the world without them knowing
Thursday 18 May 2017 Author: Emily Perryman
Global funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are billed as a great way to access lots of companies around the world, but their level of diversification isn’t always as high as you might expect. One of the most common benchmarks used by tracker funds and ETFs is the MSCI World index. It is tracked by a multitude of products, including Fidelity Index World (GB00BLT1YP39) and iShares Core MSCI World UCITS...

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