Investor Views: "Why I’m Buying Vietnam, Gold and SRI"

Private investor Gina Peeters says her work in population studies has led her to invest in emerging markets as well as funds with a sustainable mandate

Emma Simon 19 July, 2017 | 11:37AM

In recent years, scientist Gina Peeters has tried to educate herself about finance. She says: “My work is in population studies. I didn’t know much about finance to begin with, but I knew that demographics mean it is going to be very difficult for the Government to provide me with the kind of pensions they have in the past. It made me realise that I have to be more serious about saving for my own future.”

I’ve tried to avoid investing in tobacco and armaments

Forty-year-old Peeters started saving seriously several years ago, but only initially in cash.

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
Rating
Anglo American PLC1,984.40 GBX1.69
VinaCapital Vietnam Opp Fund Ord337.50 GBX-0.15

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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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