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Who Won Morningstar's Investing Mastermind iPad?

Thousands of Morningstar.co.uk readers tested their investment mettle in Investing Mastermind, but who won?

Holly Cook 6 December, 2012 | 9:00AM

Earlier this year we asked if you were a genius of gilts or an Einstein of equities and thousands of you responded to test your investment mettle in Morningstar Investing Mastermind

Participants had three categories to try out—Equities, Fixed Income and RDR, each containing 10 questions designed to give you a cerebral workout and help you (and us) identify areas where you might need to do a little more homework. 

As promised, one participant’s name was drawn at random from the Morningstar.co.uk editor’s hat and that participant, Mr Smith of Maidenhead, is now the happy recipient of the latest iPad. "I’m absolutely delighted with my prize and very grateful to Morningstar," Mr Smith said this week. 

Our winner is now retired and he decided to try out Investing Mastermind to test whether he still knew his stuff after a career in the financial services industry. He should be very pleased with a respectable 7 out of 10 in our Fixed Income quiz, but he’s keen to find out whether his favourite investments—investment trusts—will be among the new categories for 2013. "I think collective funds are much easier for the individual investor compared to companies, which you have to keep a closer eye on, and I prefer investment trusts to unit trusts," Mr Smith explained. 

In addition to thanking the thousands of Morningstar.co.uk readers who took part, we would like to thank our Investing Mastermind sponsors, AllianceBernstein, BNY Mellon and Threadneedle Investments, for making the quiz possible and providing the prize.

The prize has been won for 2012 but you can still test your knowledge in Investing Mastermind.

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About Author Holly Cook

Holly Cook  is Managing Editor of Morningstar.co.uk