”Why I’ve Ditched my UK Shares”

Investor Views: Private investor Andrew King has recently built a portfolio of higher-risk global and emerging market funds

Emma Simon 17 February, 2021 | 1:09PM

Investor views

Andrew King has changed his investment strategy recently, swapping his individual holdings in UK stocks for a portfolio of global and emerging markets funds.

Now in his 60s, Andrew has previously cashed in his investments to buy a property and a new car, and is now investing to build up a rainy day fund which he hopes to spend or an overseas property or holidays. Despite nearing retirement, he wants to keep his money in the stock market because the interest rates on cash accounts are so low.

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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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