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Investors Should Go Where the Growth Is


  •  Three-quarters of the world’s billion‐dollar companies are outside the U.S.
  •  Nearly 80% of equities in a typical portfolio are domestic
  • A globalized, diversified strategy could boost a portfolio’s growth potential

These days investors must be willing to pursue growth opportunities globally or risk missing them altogether. George Evans, CIO, Equities, talks about a strategy that starts with a global core of the best and fastest-growing companies, regardless of where they are headquartered.


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