"The Investment Trusts I've Held for Decades"

Investor views: Retired investor Patrick Martyn has been investing for nearly 60 years, and still owns some of the first trusts he ever backed

Emma Simon 14 August, 2019 | 10:09AM

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Patrick Martyn who is now 80 years old, says a portfolio of investment trust shares has helped to fund his retirement. 

Patrick, a retired scientist, has been an investor for almost 60 years. He says: “I started with free shares in the company I worked for – received as a yearly bonus. I retained these shares, which formed the bedrock of a portfolio, and started to look at other equity opportunities.”

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
Rating
Biotech Growth Ord809.19 GBX-0.59
Fidelity Asian Values Ord288.00 GBX-2.37
Fidelity European Values Ord211.00 GBX-2.54
Fidelity Special Values Ord169.20 GBX-0.82
International Biotechnology Ord573.40 GBX-3.79
Polar Capital Technology Ord1,496.00 GBX-4.47
Temple Bar Ord741.78 GBX-2.65
Woodford Patient Capital Trust21.00 GBX-1.64

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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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