Investor Views: "Why I’ve Sold my BATS Shares"

Private investor Riya Sarkar has made good returns from the tobacco giant British American, but is now interested in more ethical holdings

Emma Simon 24 May, 2017 | 2:49PM

Like many people Riya Sarkar says she was “a little late to investing”. But since she started she has built up a reasonably sized ISA portfolio.

She says: “I’m fortunate enough to have a pension and other savings arrangements through my work. So my ISA is very much my rainy day fund.

“I’m 40 now and ideally would like to retire by the time I’m 65, but with every new headline proclaiming the pensions are in a mess, that might turn out to be a pipe dream. Hopefully the ISA will help though.”

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Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
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British American Tobacco PLC2,677.00 GBX0.15

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Emma Simon

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

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