How much money could you be losing to ‘Dog Funds’?

UK Investors hold a very high proportion of Investments in what is known as ‘Dog Funds’, but what are they?

What is a ‘Dog Fund’?

A dog fund is an investment fund that consistently has poor performance over the span of a 3-year period.

What is the risk?

Dog funds present a danger to potentially thousands of investors. They could be losing out on their investment and they are often completely unaware.

It is currently estimated that in the UK alone there is around £19 billion worth of investments held in poor-performing funds so-called ‘Dog Funds’.

This shows just how many people are being left behind on their investments. This can lead to the investor missing out on potential extra income or growth from their investments.

What can you do to avoid being left behind?

How can you avoid them?

Firstly, we would recommend checking the annual Bestinvest “Spot the dog” report. This will help you keep up to date on which funds are being highlighted as “dogs”.

It’s important to regularly review your investment choices to ensure you’re getting the most out of your money.

Without having regular reviews of your investments you risk having disappointing returns.

How we can help

At Blackstone, we understand the dangers of ‘dog funds’ and how important it is to regularly review your investments.

We want to help you understand your investment choices so you know exactly where your money is going. 

We will then review your investments to ensure they’re performing to meet your goals. This will also help us plan your future investment choices. 

If you would like to review your existing Investments and discuss your investment strategy with us please get in touch for a No Cost/Obligation review 

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