What are the benefits of ADRs to US investors?

US investors may prefer to purchase ADRs rather than ordinary shares in the issuer‘s home market because ADRs´ trading, issuance and cancellation settlements are made according to US market conventions. One of the ADRs top advantages is the facilitated diversification into foreign securities. ADRs also allow easy comparison to securities of similar companies as well as access to price and trading information, if listed. ADR holders also appreciate prompt dividend payments and receiving corporate actions notification.