Investor Views: "Will my Tech Stocks Allow Me to Give Up Work?"

Marathon runner Darren Cornish is hoping investment in ARM Holdings, Apple and Amazon will deliver over the long term

Emma Simon 20 July, 2016 | 5:01PM
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Darren Cornish, who works as a customer experience director, says he invests to be “master of his own destiny”. He explains: “I love my job but some day I’d like to be captain of my own ship. And that means not having to work for money if I don’t want to. I’d rather have my money working for me, than me having to work for my money.”

To this end, Cornish, who is 45, has started to take a more active interest in investments in recent years.

Private investor Darren CornishOver the past couple of years he has consolidated some older company pensions into a SIPP, and taken out ISAs for both himself and his wife. He says: “I’ve worked for several larger corporates in the past including Aviva (AV.), Axa (AXA) and E.ON (EOAN) so have shares in these companies. Any cash bonuses in the past were used to try and pay off some of the mortgage, but now I’m looking to invest more actively into my SIPP and ISA.”

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
Rating
Amazon.com Inc3,504.56 USD0.00Rating
Apple Inc156.81 USD0.00Rating
Aviva PLC370.90 GBP0.00Rating
AXA SA24.53 EUR0.00
NatWest Group PLC208.20 GBP0.00Rating
Polar Capital Glb Healthcare Ord300.50 GBP0.17Rating
Schroder UK Public Private Trust Ord34.67 GBP2.42Rating
Taylor Wimpey PLC154.20 GBP0.00
Tesco PLC279.15 GBP0.00Rating

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Emma Simon

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