Investor Views: “How Do I Get My Children to Save?”

Private investor Michael Giess hopes the Junior ISA he has set up for his children will show them the benefits of investing

Emma Simon 19 April, 2017 | 12:16PM
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Until recently, Michael Giess, aged 44, was not confident investing his own money. Giess, a partner in a law firm, has a couple of shareholdings, but does not regularly manage them. The portfolio includes some HSBC (HSBA) shares that were gifted to him from his father.

It’s a lot better than we returns we were receiving on our cash ISAs

He says: “I’ve tended to sit on these and not really look at what they are worth. I’m hoping that over the long-term they will continue to grow in value, but I don’t monitor the share price on a day-to-day basis.”

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
HSBC Holdings PLC434.20 GBP0.00Rating
Orbis OEIC Global Balanced Standard17.10 GBP0.46Rating
Orbis OEIC Global Equity Standard21.66 GBP0.74Rating

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Emma Simon

Emma Simon  is a financial journalist, specialising in investment and consumer issues, writing for