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Investor Views: Retired investor James Farrow is focusing his investment on EM and ESG funds and backing the biggest fund houses to deliver that growth

Emma Simon 24 February, 2021 | 11:28AM
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James Farrow has always focused his investments on solid, long-term growth rather than making speculative punts. Now retired from a career as a research scientist, working on the molecular basis of human disease, most of his investments are in his AJ Bell Isa, alongside a number of workplace pension schemes and a small self-invested personal pension (Sipp).

James hopes his savings will now help him through retirement and potentially facilitate a move overseas now he has stopped working, as well as helping out his family. He says: “These investments recently allowed my daughter and her family to continue with a house purchase when both the adults lost their job due to the coronavirus pandemic. The mortgage company initially threatened to withdraw the loan unless security could be provided. Fortunately, I was able to help.”

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Emma Simon

Emma Simon  is a financial journalist, specialising in investment and consumer issues, writing for Morningstar.co.uk