It might seem like a simple matter to identify the handful of companies among the 41 000 that will shape our future, but statistics suggest otherwise. Over the past 30 years we have seen the largest percentage of equity market wealth created by just a select few stocks. To phrase this differently, almost all the global stock market wealth was generated by only 2,4% of companies. If you were not invested in these companies, you missed out on most of the growth the financial markets offered. This suggests that radical and exciting developments, even world-changing innovations, are not necessarily good long-term investments. It emphasises the importance of being able to find the needles in the haystack.
Why is it necessary to partner with the experts in global investing? We help you find those needles. Needles like Accenture, which has returned close to 71% on an annualised basis for investors over the last two decades. The company provides information technology services and consulting in areas such as life sciences, cloud computing and sustainability. With the world changing at a rapid pace and companies being forced to adopt a wide range of technologies (of which they often know very little), we expect Accenture’s expertise to stay in high demand for a long time.
This brings us back to the question of how we find the needles in this investment opportunity haystack? The answer is simple: Partner with the right specialists.
As important as it is to diversify offshore, it is also crucial to partner with a team that possesses the skills, resources and processes to preserve and consistently grow your wealth over the long term. If you do not have such a partner, speak to the Efficient Global Investing team. We are global investment specialists that provide holistic financial advice that can help you find the sharpest needles.