Global equity funds

These mutual funds can provide you with long-term growth potential by investing in a diversified portfolio of global equities from a variety of geographic regions.

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Global equity funds, also known as global stock funds, offer investors additional sources of diversification and return potential beyond the Canadian market.  Global equity funds have the broadest geographic exposure, typically spanning the U.S., Europe, Asia, Canada and developing or emerging market economies. These funds are appealing for their long-term growth potential, although this return potential comes with additional risk beyond what is customary for income and balanced funds.  Contrasting Canadian equity funds, global equity funds provide a larger universe of investment potential but may also be subject to currency and other risks.  For actively managed ScotiaFunds, experienced portfolio managers select, manage and monitor the individual securities, sector and geographic allocations within each global equity fund to add value and reduce risk. Given the higher risk tolerance associated with equity funds, they are best suited to long-term investors with at least 5 years to invest.

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The U.S. has the largest stock market, accounting for over 50% of world stocks. Japan, China and the UK are all in the top five of largest stock markets worldwide.  No single asset class, country or regional stock market is consistently among the top performers, and the best and worst performers can often change from one year to the next.  A diversified portfolio of different asset classes, including global equities, offers the potential to participate in the gains of stronger performing investments while aiming to lessen the impact of losses or underperformance from others.