International Diversification for Brazilian Investors through Domestic Assets

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https://doi.org/10.51341/1984-3925_2017v20n3a2

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international diversification, domestic assets, BDRs, funds, stocks

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We develop this study in order to analyze the benefits of international diversification through domestic assets for Brazilian investors. The sample contains three types of assets: the Brazilian Depositary Receipts (BDRs), the Brazilian investment funds that have part of their portfolios comprised of investments in foreign companies and stocks listed in the Brazilian capital market. Additionally, portfolios with ten different combinations of these assets were elaborated. We analyzed the data using correlation coefficients, risk-adjusted return and volatility measures. The results indicated that portfolios mainly comprised of BDRs presented the lowest correlation with the Brazilian market index, as well as the highest Sharpe ratio. The portfolios with the lowest volatility of returns were those majoritarily comprised of investment funds. This study contributes to the literature by analyzing some possible benefits of international diversification from the perspective of investors in an emerging country, since studies on this subject usually involve domestic investors from developed markets, especially from the United States.

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Dermeval Martins Borges Junior, Universidade Federal de Uberlândia

Mestrando em Administração (FAGEN/UFU)

Rodrigo Fernandes Malaquias, UFU - Universidade Federal de Uberlândia

Doutorado em Administração de Empresas pela Fundação Getulio Vargas – FGV, São Paulo (Brasil). Professor dos cursos de Graduação, Mestrado e Doutorado em Ciências Contábeis da FACIC/UFU. Professor do Mestrado em Administração da FAGEN/UFU. E-mail: rodrigofmalaquias@yahoo.com.br

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2017-12-18

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Borges Junior, D. M., & Malaquias, R. F. (2017). International Diversification for Brazilian Investors through Domestic Assets. Journal of Accounting, Management and Governance, 20(3), 332–346. https://doi.org/10.51341/1984-3925_2017v20n3a2

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