Investor Views: "Robo-advice is a Good Starting Point"

Private investor Fiona Hatch has reduced costs by investing in a robo-advised ETF portfolio. She says that the hands-off approach is good for newbie investors like her

Emma Simon 7 September, 2017 | 10:04AM

Private investor Hatch chose robo-advice because she wanted cheap diversity

Fiona Hatch and her partner Adam Godbeer bought their first house two years ago. While they were saving for the deposit they mainly used high interest cash savings accounts. But cash is no longer a compelling asset, so the couple have taken what they call the “smarter option” and have started to invest instead.

“Currently interest rates are really bad so it doesn’t seem worth keeping money locked up in a savings account,” said Hatch.

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

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