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I have placed funds with F&C Inv Trust & Pacific Fund in a CTF for my grandaughter. They have been invested now for THREE years and in that time I have NEVER seen a profit made for her as the prices have not exceeded the purchase prices at any time although the markets have had peaks of recovery. This is not good enough and the trust managers are being overpaid for underperformance. I will be arranging a transfer of funds shortly. This is very disappointing. Safe the funds may be but this is an insufficient excuse for lazy/overpaid management.
I have invested a monthly sum for my children in F&C Investment Trust since they were born and am perfectly satisfied. You trade-off lower risk for lower performance but, with dividends re-invested and buying more shares each month, I am confident that my children will have sufficent money when 18 to see them through college, take a gap year, buy a first car or whatever. I'm not trying to make them millionaires!If you put lump sums into risky funds it is pot luck whether or not you invested at a good or bad time. Relative safety, regular contributions and re-invested dividends is the way to go when investing for others as I am doing for my kids - I take more risk with my own portfolio.
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