Mark is 23 and has been investing for six months. He wants to secure a secondary income, but is also looking to get a job in investments or trading.
He says: "Risk is an unfortunate part of investment. I tend to invest in larger companies and do extensive research before investing due to my inexperience. I have a fairly diversified portfolio, covering industries I've either worked in or studied during my time in academia. I think I have a talent for equity research."
Direct shares and investment trusts