Summary: Investing in international shares remains underdeveloped in Australia, despite our market making up less than 2% of world equities. Institutions and funds insist on only investing in the US, Europe, the UK and Japan, but many opportunities also exist elsewhere, where 70% of the population lives and a burgeoning middle class is developing.
Key take-out: Prepare to diversify your portfolio into international stocks across the developed and emerging markets.
Key beneficiaries: General investors. Category: Shares.