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Where are the female investors?

Unfortunately, it's true, I don't receive many Portfolio Clinic requests from women. However, when I do, I make sure that they get a slot in the column as we're really keen to show that investing is for women, too.

This week it has been really refreshing to be able to feature a female student, Emma age 21, in Portfolio Clinic. She has very clear ideas about her investments and what they need to do to fit with her life plans. And she’s not the first female student to write in about her investments - two years ago we featured Neha age 19 who was managing a portfolio of investment trusts. These are the lucky ones, whose parents have had the money and the foresight to pass on investments to their children. However, I’m hoping that their cases signal a change in attitudes to investing among young women.

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