An increasing number of Australian investors have been seeking International diversification in recent years. And in this low interest rate and potentially low growth environment the search for yield is also increasing dramatically. Hence I thought it worthwhile starting a Thread on this that can be added to over time. I'll kick it off with some ideas. Note I don't necessarily agree with all these but it would be good to get a variety of views. 1. PMC - Platinum Capital LIC In part an absolute return LIC which pays reasonably reliable higher dividends. Good performance earlier on but not as successful in more recent years due to higher exposure to Asia. http://www.asx.com.au/asxpdf/20160415/pdf/436k2zrcq7ms7g.pdf Platinum Capital Limited 2. FGG - Fund of Funds LIC A more recently listed LIC with the likes of Geoff Wilson behind it. The focus is to generate fully franked dividends, capital growth and with capital preservation. Fund managers forgoe their fees and the LIC donates 1% of NTA to selected charities. It would cost a lot more in fees to directly invest in the underlying funds some of which are not available to retail investors. Future Generation Investment Fund http://www.asx.com.au/asxpdf/20160614/pdf/437wpxqqcrv55d.pdf 3. WDIV - Global yield focused ETF This Smart Beta rule based ETF focusses on growing and sustainable dividends over a ten year period plus other rules. It has received good reviews here and internationally but my personal view is the usual concerns about Smart Beta such as turnover etc. WDIV: SPDR S&P Global Dividend Fund, ETF | SSGA SPDR Australia http://us.spindices.com/documents/methodologies/methodology-sp-global-divarist.pdf 4. UK Listed Investment Trusts (LICs) Some excellent dividend growth LICs are available in the UK such as CTY. These have been discussed on the forum recently. But the problem that arose was finding a suitable broker for an infrequent trading retail investor that didn't require too much messing around. The City of London Investment Trust plc The Bankers Investment Trust PLC https://az768132.vo.msecnd.net/documents/8331_2016_06_23_06_19_25_517.pdf Lowland Investment Company plc Performance and company information (Murray Int) Find and compare investment companies | The AIC Listed Investment Companies (LICs) (Read onward from here) International equities - slightly more complicated foreign exchange question 5. ALF, WMK & CDM - Long / short LICs Hold both local and international stocks. ALF has experienced very strong performance over the longer term with an excellent dividend. More recently listed WMK a market neutral version of ALF appears to be off to a good start. http://www.asx.com.au/asxpdf/20160525/pdf/437gj5n7stcjwn.pdf Watermark • Funds Management CDM has been around about the same time as ALF but performance has been patchy. http://www.asx.com.au/asxpdf/20151123/pdf/43366ywgq620hv.pdf CADENCE CAPITAL LIMITED — Cadence Capital Limited (ASX:CDM) 6. Direct Shares - Dividend Growth Focused @The Falcon is into this with excellent holdings in his portfolio a number of which are in the Consumer area. Some examples he has mentioned on the forum are: International holdings ; Nestle, Phillip Morris International watchlist ; Unilever, Johnson and Johnson, British American Tobacco 8. Other ETFs I haven't looked into these as yet: ANZ ETFS S&P 500 High Yield Low Volatility ETF BetaShares - S&P 500 Yield Maximiser 9. DJRE - Listed Property ETF Yield on the lower side but hey it's a Property Forum. DJRE: SPDR Dow Jones Global Real Estate Fund, ETF | SSGA SPDR Australia 10. IXI - Consumer Staples ETF This is currently experiencing a low yield due to huge strength in the sector. However I thought it worthwhile including it as there are some exceptional dividend growth stocks in the index. A number of the major holdings are those @The Falcon tends to favour. Perhaps an option for those not wanting to take the direct stock route. iShares Global Consumer Staples ETF | IXI | SYD I will add further ideas as I find them but would appreciate if others could also add to this remembering that International dividends / income is the focus. Sorry for the erratic ordering of the above but I basically typed the ideas as they popped into my head.