Investor Views: “My Family Have Owned the Same Shares for 100 Years”

Private investor Simon de Laat still invests in Glaxo, almost a century after his grandfather first bought shares in the business

Emma Simon 23 May, 2018 | 1:34PM

GlaxoSmithKline

Simon de Laat describes himself as an “unsentimental investor”. His portfolio is a broad mix of funds and direct shareholdings that embrace different styles of investing.

An active investor since the 1980s, he was a managing director in the food industry before retiring, but doesn’t have a particular background in finance: “I have always been a bit of a pension nerd and since I started working I have contributed to an occupational pension.

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Royal Dutch Shell PLC B866.40 GBX-2.45
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Scottish Mortgage Ord991.00 GBX-3.13

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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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