Free World Investment (FWI) is the first ethical investment strategy dedicated to safeguarding global capital in developed markets from investing into countries with heightened political and country investment risks.
As the world is shifting towards political bipolarization between the free world and repressive regimes, country risk is becoming an indispensable factor for foreign investments. Nations with high country risk, such as the People’s Republic of China, Russia, Iran, North Korea, Cuba, and Venezuela. are usually characterized by their repressive regimes, track record in human rights abuses with on-going threat towards geopolitical stability. As a result, these countries were usually subjected to the risk of global sanctions.
While countries like North Korea and Iran have long been sanctioned by the West, major economies in the emerging market, such as Russia and the People’s Republic of China, have recently exhibited significant political risk for their notoriety in encroaching on domestic human rights and pursuing aggressive foreign policy that endangers regional security. Notably, since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, foreign investments are either forced to withdraw from Russia due to the recently imposed sanctions, or have their assets being seized by the Russian government. Similarly, global conglomerates in the People’s Republic of China are now tormented by the regime’s draconian zero-COVID policy characterized by the negligence of basic human rights.
Unfortunately, many citizens of the free world have been unknowingly and involuntarily investing their retirement funds and other investment portfolios into companies with vast interests in repressive countries. In the People’s Republic of China, foreign investments are now subjected to country investment risk given the increasing susceptibility of global sanctions that arises from the suppression of freedom of Tibetans, Uyghurs and Hongkongers, as well as the precarious geopolitical instability in the Taiwan Strait and South China Sea.
As a trailblazing ethical investment strategy that seeks to minimize country and political risk, FWI features a portfolio of companies with lower country specific risk as a result of not having significant investment in repressive countries. Together we are committed to offer the public the genuine freedom of choice to invest in the free world.