The first FIFA World Cup took place in 1930 with Uruguay emerging victorious, lifting the coveted trophy in front of a 68 346 capacity crowd and becoming the first nation to win the Soccer World Cup. Since then the sport has grown exponentially in popularity and support globally.
The FIFA World Cup brings the best of the best in the soccer world together to dual it out for the bragging rights to be called the Soccer World Champions for the next four years.
When I think of the Soccer World Cup the thought of global unity and the best football on earth comes to mind. There is something inexplicably extraordinary about an athlete’s level of performance when it comes to playing for their country.
Imagine if investing could be as exciting as the FIFA World Cup, bringing together the best of what the investment world has to offer in one easy to access investment. An investment giving investors access to the best of the best companies and markets in the world.
This was the very premise upon which our OUTvest Global Wealth Builder was constructed, investing as far and wide in the world as possible in the pursuit of extraordinary long-term performance and wealth.
What do you get?
The OUTvest Global Wealth Builder gives investors exposure to over 9 000 companies across the globe including some of the big brands like Apple Inc, Google, Tesla, Amazon, facebook, Tencent and a host more.
It is like having Messi, Ronaldo, Neymar, Mbappe and Lewandowski all playing in your team, a powerful winning combination!
The OUTvest Global Wealth Builder invests in 49 different countries and 10 sectors (Healthcare, mining, technology etc) across developed markets (US, Japan, UK, Canada and France) and emerging markets (China, Brazil and India amongst others).
It is truly an investment in the world!
How long should you commit?
Investing in the OUTvest Global Wealth Builder ideally requires a minimum investment time horizon of at least 8 years to reap long-term rewards. That is only as short as two consecutive soccer world cups, not long to wait at all if you think about it.
While 8 years or longer is the recommended time horizon, you are free to withdraw your money at any time without any penalties. You are not locked in.
What are the advantages?
A major advantage of investing in the world lies in diversification, which is one of the most prudent long-term investment strategies available to investors.
The OUTvest Global Wealth Builder diversifies investors’ funds across global investment markets, sectors (Healthcare, technology etc) and countries allowing investors to participate in some of the best performing global companies the world has to offer.
What to bear in mind?
Just like soccer there will be good and bad investment times however if you stay true to your minimum 8 year investment time horizon, the performance is likely to follow.
Investing in the world takes patience and time. In 1990 and 1994 France failed to qualify for the World Cup. Yet in 2018 France through patience, commitment, dedication and long-term planning emerged victorious, winning in style to be crowned the 2018 FIFA World Cup Champions.
Do it tax free!
A massive advantage is that our OUTvest Global Wealth Builder is also available in our OUTvest Tax Free Plan thus no tax is payable by the investor, meaning more money stays in your camp and none goes to the Taxman. You can also follow your investment progress and keep your investment goal on track thanks to our award winning online digital technology.
These days investing is not just limited to our own back yard, total world investing is a reality and a wonderful opportunity to build long-term global wealth.
Gareth van Deventer CFP®
Technical Advice Service Manager