“What my Pupils Taught me About Computer Gaming Shares”

Private investor Bertram McDonald's experience teaching and travelling in China has influenced his investment decisions

Emma Simon 11 September, 2019 | 1:12PM

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Bertram McDonald's teaching career has influenced his investment decisions. He first became interested in investing after the global financial crisis in 2008, which made him want to understand how finance works and what issues were facing the economy. He also wanted to understand whether public sector pensions, like his own teacher's pension, were sustainble over the long-term. 

While his research reassured him that his pension was fairly secure, it also got him interested in fund and share dealing. "It allowed me to make my more informed choices about my own financial future," says Bertram.  

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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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