My name is Marnus Bezuidenhout. I am 17 years old and a student at Hoërskool Hoopstad in the Free State. I started investing when I was 14 years old. Since then I have grown more and more interested in investing, and my knowledge has grown as well. I am always on the lookout for something to invest in that is easy to use and where I can be hands-on with my own investments.
A year ago I heard about Purple Group’s EasyEquities platform. I was very excited to begin with this new, easy way of investing. This was the perfect opportunity for me. The first share I bought was Purple Group. I really like the company, and Emperor Asset Management – one of EasyEquities’ sister companies in Purple Group – manages my long-term geared portfolio. I wanted to hedge the brokerage and management fees.