These investments are popular among investors seeking to cushion large gains on investments from being tax heavily. This is because many countries usually offer low taxes (or no taxes) to foreign investors in a bid to attract more investments.
The investments are often made in property ownership, stocks, bonds and securities. This is where at least half of the world’s wealth thrives!
Most offshore investments are fund based – meaning that individual investors’ funds are pooled together and invested jointly. This offers investors the tax advantage they could have missed if they had invested independently.
Offshore investments opportunities are usually concentrated in the emerging market economies. These are economies with low to middle per capita income and they make up about 80% of the world population representing approximately 20% of the world’s economies.
Thanks to the Internet, you can now access a wealth of information on offshore investment options. There are many websites offering free information about the money markets, risks involved and ways to shelter your investments from possible losses among other issues.