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International bonds now account for more than 35% of the world’s investable assets, and yet many physicians and other investors have little or no exposure to these types of securities. International fixed income securities make up a noteworthy portion of the global investable market.

While investors in international bonds are exposed to the hazard of interest rate movements and political risks, the principal factors driving international bond prices are actually uncorrelated to the most common U.S. risk factors. This indicates a true diversification benefit for any investor. International bonds have become more prominent and attractive due to the increase in globalization and the pervasive expansion of debt issuance overseas, primarily by governments. There has been a near doubling of the relative weight of the non-U.S. bond market from approximately 19% in 2000 to approximately 37% in 2011.  Thus, there is more selection of international bonds than ever for U.S. investors.

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Investing in international bonds involves contact to the movements of global currencies. This is the primary component of determining international bond returns.  Alternations in currencies create an extra layer of volatility in these types of securities.

However, that volatility actually enhances diversification benefits.  One of the key considerations of any purchase of international bonds is whether or not to hedge the currency impact.  These deviations create return volatility above the level inherent to the underlying investment. An allocation to an unhedged international bond does reflect an investor’s bearish view of the U.S. dollar.  This is because as the dollar depreciates against a foreign currency, an international bond will gain in value.  The last 25-plus years have witnessed a long-term decline in the U.S. dollar, actually providing a tail wind for international bond investors.

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In fact, according to data from Vanguard, unhedged international bonds outperformed hedged bonds by 2.2 percentage points a year since 1987. The diversification benefit from international bonds is also attractive.

For example, from January 1, 1992 to March 31, 2013, the correlation between the Citigroup World Government Bond Index ex-US 1-3 Years index and five-year U.S. Treasury notes was a mere 0.35.  An allocation to international bonds can amplify portfolio diversification across economies, currencies, and yield curves.

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