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Why investing internationally could improve your investment returns

A slide in the value of sterling against the dollar and the euro over the past 18 months has brought into sharp focus how important exchange rates are to investors. Far from being a secondary concern, we’ve seen a period when succumbing to ‘home bias’ and ignoring currency exposure, can damage investment returns.

The UK’s decision to leave the European Union triggered a devaluation of the pound against major currencies in the summer of 2016. But a sustained weakening of sterling goes back way before that. So it’s now much harder to justify the argument that exchange rates are hard…

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