With local investor anxiety at persistently high levels for the past few years we have seen a steady flow of assets and increasing appetite to invest offshore. Being South African’s we are often our own worst critic, and home-based pessimism is amplified when considering where to invest. It is difficult to be positive on domestic investing. But does this mean the grass is also greener on the other side? Below we take a tour through what it means to be a global investor by looking at what we are actually investing in and the new risks we are exposed to in the search for returns.