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Retired investor Ian Dunsire is prepared to take risks within his diversified SIPP portfolio - and they have paid off

Emma Simon 25 July, 2018 | 7:50AM
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Private investor Ian Dunshire has an element of risk in his retirement portfolioIan Dunsire retired 14 years ago at the age of 55 and is using his SIPP to supplement his final salary pension.

He says: “My investment objective is to continue to grow the value of my SIPP through income and capital appreciation, whilst drawing down a monthly payment. I have been taking a monthly payment of around £2,500 a month for the past nine years. So far the fund has continued to grow so hopefully this will continue.”

Dunsire now lives on a smallholding in North West Wales with his wife Barbara, and various labradors, cats and chickens.

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
Baillie Gifford Shin Nippon Ord233.00 GBX1.30Rating
Biotech Growth Ord1,166.16 GBX-0.16Rating
Scottish Mortgage Ord1,444.65 GBX0.43Rating

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Emma Simon

Emma Simon  is a financial journalist, specialising in investment and consumer issues, writing for