Investor Views: “I’m Sticking with Emerging Markets Despite the Fallout”

Pensioner Mick Green tells Morningstar why he’ll keep his investments in higher risk areas - even though he is now retired

Emma Simon 30 September, 2015 | 9:40AM
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Mick Green, a retired company director, has built up a substantial portfolio of investment trusts. He says: “I’ve always been interested in investments, but when the engineering company I worked for was sold 15 years ago, it enabled me to focus more on this.”

He invested the capital raised from this sale in a portfolio of trusts and funds. Since then he’s been looking to grow this capital, to ensure it provides a reliable income stream to supplement his workplace pension and State Pension.

Retired investor Mick Green and his wifeGreen says it was a combination of low charges, plus superior performance that made him look more closely at investment trusts.

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
Rating
Aberdeen Smaller Companies Inc Ord359.00 GBP-0.28Rating
City of London Ord385.00 GBP0.00Rating
Henderson Far East Income Ord292.03 GBP-1.01Rating
Templeton Emerging Mkts Invmt Tr TEMIT179.40 GBP-0.11Rating

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Emma Simon

Emma Simon  is a financial journalist, specialising in investment and consumer issues, writing for Morningstar.co.uk